Queer Peer Advocacy (QPA) & QueerTalk (QT)

Queer Peer Advocacy (QPA)

Queer Peer Advocacy is a monthly support group and confidential space for people identifying along the spectrum of queerness to share experiences, strengthen bonds, and develop the skills needed to inspire one another and ignite action in the communities where we live. QPA is not specifically for survivors of domestic or sexual violence. Primary prevention tells us that strengthening LGBTQIA+ communities decreases domestic and sexual violence.  Facilitators are MWH staff and community members who identify along the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. If you are interested in participating, contact our Prevention Program Coordinator, Lindsey Badger at lindsey@middlewayhouse.org.

QueerTalk Book Club (QT)

In partnership with Monroe County Public Library (MCPL), this book club is intended to be affirming for all who identify as LGBTQIA+. Join in this safe space to discuss books written by and for LGBTQIA+ individuals. Age 16 & up.

Starting in November, we will be hosting virtual book clubs on both Monday evenings (6-7:30pm November 1st, 15th, & 29th and December 13th & 27th) and Sunday afternoons (1:30-3pm November 7th & 21st and December 5th & 19th) – hoping to make these events more accessible to folks. Come to both if you would like to dig deep into the chapters, or come to one or the other if that is what your schedule permits. We will be reading We Do This ‘Til We Free Us by Mariame Kaba, and will spend the first meeting grounding into the book, getting to know one another, and making decisions about how we will divide up the book. The book is available on Hoopla through the MCPL, and starting Nov 9th, it will be available as an audiobook through the library overdrive account. To register for these events, please fill out the event google form. If you would like a hard copy of the book or have any questions, please contact our Prevention Program Coordinator, Lindsey Badger, at lindsey@middlewayhouse.org