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Q/POC Camp

Postby fourdirections » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:37 am

I was wondering if anyone new if there is/was a Camp at Burning Man for queer people of color? I'm a returning Burner but haven't been able to figure out if there is such a camp.
If there isn't one, any people of color (or queer folks of color specifically) out there interested in starting one? :D
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Re: Q/POC Camp

Postby glitteranddust » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:32 am

I don't think there is and I'm already involved with a camp but I'd still be interested in meeting up with queer persons of colour who go.
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Re: Q/POC Camp

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:53 am

Yes, it's called "Radical Inclusion Camp" and it's predicted to have about 60,000 members this year. ;)
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Re: Q/POC Camp

Postby Eric » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:50 pm

Like Dougly says, most camps mix it up based around a theme or more general identity ("queer camp" instead of Q/POC camp or Queer Jews or Queer Leather Camp). Comfort & Joy is one of the largest of the queer camps, and is a definite mix of people. At this point I don't know if they're still accepting members.

There's also a Queer Burners page on facebook you could try, as well as a Queer Burners webpage (you have to register to enter, I honestly don't care enough to register so I don't know if it'll be useful for you).
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Re: Q/POC Camp

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:00 pm

The people of color thing is likely to be much harder. Not a lot attend the event... (I hope we don't have to have the argument about why that is.) Although, it's true that there are a fair number of Asian Americans, and out and out Asians. Also, a fair number of tribal people. African Americans not so much and hispanic/mexican/south american/central american are more represented in the pump trucks than as event-goers.
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Re: Q/POC Camp

Postby trilobyte » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:06 pm

I can't think of any that focus on just that, but can't think of any camp where queer people of color wouldn't be welcome. BRC is a pretty radically inclusive place like that.
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Re: Q/POC Camp

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:15 pm

dude, EVERYONE is beige on the outside.
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