more happy COLAGErs at the retreat

brooksx and friends at the retreat

brooksx and friends at the retreat

COLAGE <3’s Wilson Cruz (and vice versa)

COLAGE <3’s Wilson Cruz (and vice versa)

Last weekend, COLAGErs from up and down the east coast descended on Baltimore to participate in our 3rd Annual NE Regional Retreat and add some queerspawn voices to the resounding chorus of LGBTQ activism at Creating Change 2012!

COLAGE is not just an organization, COLAGE is a way of life.
Zachary Missen Jones
Thanks for another amazing and inspiring Northeast Retreat, COLAGErs!

Thanks for another amazing and inspiring Northeast Retreat, COLAGErs!

The closing circle: COLAGErs toss thread between each other and share what they&#8217;re taking away from the retreat in their heads, their hearts and their feet.

The closing circle: COLAGErs toss thread between each other and share what they’re taking away from the retreat in their heads, their hearts and their feet.

Some of the quotes posted during the PP2 workshop. COLAGErs were asked to stand next to a quote they identified with and explain what it means to them.

The Personal is Political, Part 2 - with Danielle & Carlos

An issue I’d like to see addressed more in our community: acceptance and visibility for non-normative LGBTQ families.
Jamie Larson, during the panel discussion at Bluestockings
As COLAGErs, we grow up with an understanding for marginalized people of all kinds because we know what it’s like to be voiceless. We’re lucky ‘cause we get this experience that teaches us to have compassion for all social justice issues - so, I would say COLAGErs can help tackle any issue.
Kerry, on building coalitions with other movements
Tina&#8217;s book signing followed by an illuminating panel discussion with Jamie, Kerry, Danielle and the author herself

Tina’s book signing followed by an illuminating panel discussion with Jamie, Kerry, Danielle and the author herself

The retreat participants head down to the Lower East Side’s Bluestockings bookstore and activist center for a very special book signing & celebration with Tina Fakhrid-Deen, author of Let’s Get This Straight, a resource book for youth living in LGBTQ-parented households.

NYC Outing: The Cupcake Cafe with the Camp Highlight team!

NYC Outing: The Cupcake Cafe with the Camp Highlight team!