PHOTO GALLERY: Queer Right Here in Quarantine

Lauren / she / 22 / St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

“I’m finally attempting to use my social distancing time to make headway on my Masters thesis instead of binging Celine Sciamma content (I’ve watched Water Lilies four times in two days and it’s making me overanalyze my awkward baby gay days, please send help).”

Kate and Quoll / she, they / 32, 33 / US and Australia

“A-Camp sweethearts pictured in our natural habitat, the LDR video call. We were together in March before the international PLEASE GO HOME NOW summons; not sure when we’ll next be allowed in the same country? Cool cool cool cool cool.”

Lex / The Bathroom

“Rewarding myself for hanging the laundry by having a drink with my pal Charlie.”

Sidra and Audrey / she, she / 27, 28 / San Mateo, CA

“We are two software engineers both working from home from a 1 bedroom apartment. Good thing we are very gay so personal space is not an issue! We’re baking a lot and hanging out with our cats and playing video games (Sidra pictured playing Stardew Valley!). Audrey is working ridiculous hours because the company she works for is developing coronavirus tests. Zoe the cat is also working very hard providing emotional support.”

Abbie / she · they / 26 / South Korea

“In my kitchen office combo producing 24/7 lo-fi hip hop beats to cry to.”

Emma and Beky / she, she / 23, 24 / Ottawa, Canada

“Here we are, cute! Our main hobbies during quarantine have been Angst™, putting Lysol on our vegetables, and consuming queer tv.”

Sarah / she / 32 / Canton, NY

“I’m a professor, so I’m fortunate enough to still be able to work from home. This is a photo of me in my home office (where I spend most of my days connecting with my students and co-workers over Zoom) with my newly promoted teaching assistants, Sheldon and Sadie.”

Kate and Maria / she · they x 2 / 32, 34 / Vancouver, Canada

“We took a series of four silly photos doing pretend outdoor activities at our place and our faces in this one are just perfect.”

Anna / she / 31 / Seattle, WA

“This is my “it’s not sweatpants” comfy outfit. About to go on a short walk before diving back into Animal Crossing: New Horizons and finish watching Batwoman.”

Chelsea Amato and Christina Manzella / she, she / 30, 36 / Durham, NC

“We had plans to get married at the courthouse on April 22, our anniversary, and also Earth Day! This is us trying on our wedding outfits the day before our wedding date. Isolation gave us time to embroider daisies and olive plants on our jumpsuits.”

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  1. This is SO JOYOUS!!! Look at all you beautiful beans with your embroidered jumpsuit wedding outfits and thirst traps and creavirativity and still being even with exhaustion and questioning and working and not-working and being isolated and being surrounded whether you like it or not, and through ALL OF IT being your selves, your lovely valuable unique selves. I’m so glad you’re all here 💜💜💜

  2. Hey-o,
    I’m sure you had a lot of submissions and I totally know things get mixed up. But I’m Nell, I have the hiking picture and my pronouns are actually They/Them/Theirs, not she. Idk if you can alter that, but if you can I’d appreciate it! 😊

  3. WOWOWOW! There is so much love and cuteness here!!! <3 <3 <3
    And so many cute cats!!!
    LOVE this and you all so much

  4. page two, congrats on your future jude-bean!

    also to literally everyone i love u so much and am proud of u for continuing to exist in quarantine

    also also thank you to everyone who put your pet’s age too

  5. This is so delightful. Thank you all for sharing some part of yourselves.

    A lot of these relationship pics are making me feel real lonely, ngl, but I’m just so happy to see everyone’s faces and strength and creativity on display during this time.

        • I love all of you.
          And hadn’t realised how much I missed cats before seeing SO many of them here.

          Ann in the rocking chair that rocked you as a child – I don’t know why but it hit home hard ! Live in this cycle, and I hope opens up onto unexpected wonders !

  6. This is so great, look at everyone’s wonderful faces! I love all your pets and cute outfits and quarantine hair.

    Also, AS group chat? That sounds so awesome! I failed to join the D&D groups that sprang up in the comments one time and ever since I’ve had Regrets™️.

  7. wow wow wow. this is everything. thanks everyone for sharing. stayed up too late to look at all of these and read the captions, but going to bed on a high note so I’m happy about it.

  8. What a stunning gallery of humans. Everyone’s hair looks amazing! The animals! The plants! The baby! The LDR’s & weddings!!

    Thankyou Laneia for compiling it.

    [Note: read this together via pre-arranged date, split screen with video chat directing each other when to scroll]

  9. This made me feel a lot less alone!
    Thanks for the pictures, guys!
    Also, Abbie, I‘d be in the market for some low fi hip hop beats to cry to. Any place to listen to them?

  10. Everyone looks fantastic but ten million bonus points to the orange cat named Jean-Ralphio

    • Thank you! This really makes up for when I had to spell out his name to the vet over the phone, including the hyphen. Turns out far fewer people than I thought are familiar with Parks and Rec!

  11. My heart!! Seeing all of you feels like sitting in a sunbeam on a bright spring morning 🥰

  12. So refreshing to see so many books in the photos ^_^. Thanks to everyone who participated, it is fun to see so many faces and different spaces!

  13. I love this so much. Possibly even more than the previous iterations, it feels especially poignant. So many beautiful queeros. Thank you for putting it together!!

  14. Yayyy, everyone is cute and magical, and I saw two people I know, each of us residing in different countries! Hooray for that.

  15. Thank you for putting this up Laneia! Loved seeing everyone’s spaces and super helpful work from home cat coworkers!

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