PHOTO GALLERY: Queer Right Here in Quarantine

Andy and Jess / they, she / 28 / Minneapolis, MN

“Jess originally wanted to submit something more serious or “artsy,” but Andy “accidentally” took this photo while telling her to chill. It’s not what we originally intended, but in its own way, it’s perfect. Today is our 2-year anniversary in a long-distance relationship, and we’re very lucky to be able to weather this quarantine together.”

Izzy / she / 26 / Boston, MA

“I’m queer right here, well, everywhere, really. I am resourceful and helpless. Protected and vulnerable. I’m in the middle of everything.
P.S. I’d hoped the picture I submitted would be with my neighborhood turkey that I’ve enjoyed searching for on my daily walk…”

Erin and Jess / they, she / 28, 30 / Pittsburgh, PA

“Coronavirus made us Uhaul — and adopt a dog. His name is Spoon.”

Emmett / they / 25 / Boston, MA

“My partner and I have been going on walks every day to stay sane. We’ve been making up goofy workouts and silly games to keep things interesting! ”

Hayden / they / 30 / Seoul, South Korea

Liz / she · they / 32 / San Francisco, CA

“In addition to the global crisis, I’m going through many personal transitions. I’m terrible at resting but am learning to practice and celebrate it. So here I am, hanging out in my bed!”

Laura / she / 30 / Budapest, Hungary

“I took some photos in pandemic drag, to deal with the situation: from eating bread all day and growing increasingly hairier, to feeling like I’m fading away due to lack of human contact. Everything sucks but I still love stupid word jokes.”

Stephanie Fox Knappe / she / St. Joseph, MO

“After a long day of Zoom meetings from home.”

Neko, Beluga, Irina / she · they, she, they / 35, 8 months, 25 / Ridgewood, Queens

“Living through the pandemic has sucked the energy out of us trying to constantly stay positive, motivated, and productive. Mid-day naps have definitely been a moment to take a break and re-connect with our bodies, minds, ourselves, and as a little family.”

Kaitlin and Abbey / she, she / 33, 31 / Brooklyn, NY

“QUEER RIGHT HERE on our couch in Brooklyn, NY. Following the gay at home orders, as queerly as we can, from the epicenter.”

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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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