“I’m not sure that I’m queer or trans, can I still come to Camp Emerald or Rogue Rainbow?”
Yes, absolutely! Youth exploring their identities are always welcome at QTYMP programming.
“I’m not sure that I’m queer or trans, can I still volunteer or organize with QTYMP?”
There are many ways that straight and cis folks can be involved and help QTYMP and our programming such as in kind donations and offering their skills for our organizing needs. All we ask is that you understand our choice to prioritize QTBIPOC in our leadership and mentorship positions.
“I’m not out to my parents/my parents aren’t supportive and I’m under 18. Can I still come to Camp Emerald or Rogue Rainbow?”
Yes. QTYMP tries our best to support young folks in unsupportive situations. Rogue Rainbow especially is a drop in program at the Vera Project that requires no prior registration. Camp Emerald does have paperwork that needs to be signed by a parent or guardian as required for liability purposes. Our paperwork does not use any language about being a queer or trans organization. If there are any other accommodations that would be helpful, please let us know.
“I’m a youth experiencing houselessness, can I still attend Camp Emerald or Rogue Rainbow?”
Absolutely. During the week of Camp Emerald we can provide housing, transportation and food. Rogue Rainbow is a drop in program every other Saturday at The Vera Project that is welcome to any youth who identifies within the queer and trans spectrum.If there are any other accommodations that would be helpful, please let us know.