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Define


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Define


 
 
 

HOW DO YOU DEFINE QUEER?

"For me queer is about transcending categories. Its basically about saying I don't fit into any of these boxes that we normally use to define ourselves. Queer is a perspective, a set of experiences. It's a way of looking at the world, and then looking at yourself in the world, and saying I belong here too. Even though, I might not be what you expected and being proud of that. Being part of the queer community to me means having a space where I can  be myself. I feel like I'm totally queer; obviously I look super different. I think I have this way of redefining what it means to be feminine and hot and attractive and vibrant and I don't think I'm what anyone expected. I really don't."

 
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Queer City


Queer City


 

IS BALTIMORE A QUEER CITY?

"I feel totally accepted here in Baltimore, in the theatre community, in the queer community. I feel like I'm a part of so many things. I've been here all my life and I went to college and came back because I feel like this is a city, and this is a place, where you really can do whatever you want. I think that makes [Baltimore] super queer too because part of being queer is that anything really is possible."

 
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Queer Theatre


Queer Theatre


 

RELATE A 'QUEER BALTIMORE' TO THEATRE FOR US.

"It's defying any kind of expectation or category or rules and saying, 'you know what lets just do what we want'. There's no such thing as failing in a situation like that! So its a place where you can really be creative and let your true colors shine. That's what I love about it, that's what I love about the creative world here. I absolutely support the queer community 100% which is part of why I love the theatre here too. It's always about finding a way to share stories and experiences from people who might feel marginalize or might feel like their voices aren't heard. The arts are such a great way of doing that, putting those stories out there."