The A+ Bee Issue 22: The QTPOC Speakeasy Takeover

Hello, galaxy defenders! Welcome to a very special edition of the A+ Bee. Ring the alarm cause we're throwing elbows like Xtina in the 90s. No but seriously, we should talk about camp for a second. The QTPOC Speakeasy got together on the mountain and made magic happen. It felt like a non-stop sleepover, social-justice-based workshop slash dance party and also, a family BBQ rolled into one. We hope that next time you'll join us.

What does that have to do with the A+ Bee? Well, when we got together we did a couple of things and one of them was a Bee Takeover! Elicia and Carolyn were in charge of organizing a crafts session that was focused on filling all the spots in the Bee with Speakeasy-geared content and pics. We thought it'd be a great way to make a thing and show the mountain our faces. Unfortunately, we didn't get it all together on the mountain cause Chelsey, who is the sweetest and has the best hair on the planet, plans these so far in advance and we (The Speakeasy) just didn...

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Gabrielle Rivera is an awesomely queer Bronx bred, writer, spoken word artist and director. Her short stories and poems have been published in various anthologies such as the Lambda Award winning Portland Queer: Tales from the Rose City and The Best of Panic! En Vivo from the East Village. Her short film "Spanish Girls are Beautiful" follows a group of young Latina and Caucasian girls who like girls as they hook up, smoke up and try to figure sh*t out. She also freelances for while working in the film and television industry. Gabrielle is currently working on her first novel while bouncing around NYC performing spoken word and trying to stick it to the man.

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