Autostraddle’s QTPOC Speakeasy was born at the 2014 A-Camp in the interest of providing a safe, closed space for queer people of color. It quickly became clear that the group would continue to thrive offsite and online. We are the speakeasy. We are queer/trans people of color. We are Autostraddle.
In lieu of a super intense discussion about oppression or something equally as heavy, the QTPOC Speakeasy decided to utilize our time on Mt. Feelings to engage in self and community care. We’re going to meet as a collective, put some music on, and make a zine. We also thought it’d be good to try our hand at speed-friend-making in which we’ll play rounds of speed-dating to get to know each other. Oh yeah, and we’re gonna host a house party and everyone’s invited! All you need are pajamas and the desire to work that body, bb.
For one night and one night only, The QTPOC Speakeasy is hosting a House Party/Pajama Jam at Klub Deer, the hottest and only klub at A-camp. The Speakeasy’s own, DJ Knockturnal, will be spinning 8 tracks all night and giving us everything from 90s r&b to whatever twerk song Kaylah requests.
So come and dance with us! And if you’re reading this from a far away land and can’t make it to a party, we’ve got a playlist for ya. There are selected tracks from DJ Knocturnal and cuts from the Speakeasy’s members-only Spotify playlist. Please enjoy the Speakeasy House party/Pajama Jam Warm Up playlist.
Truffle Butter – Nicki Minaj feat. Drake, Lil’ Wayne
Yoga – Janelle Monáe feat. Jidenna
King Kunta – Kendrick Lamar
All Day – Kanye West
Feeling Myself – Nicki Minaj feat. Beyoncé
Snap Backs & Tattoos – Driicky Graham
Anything (Old School Radio Remix) – SWV feat. Wu-Tang Clan
I’m A Thug – Trick Daddy
Explode – Big Freedia
I Run This Club – Cakes da Killa
Play – Snow Tha Product
Work It – Missy Elliott
Salt Shaker – Ying Yang Twins
Pour It Up – Rihanna