Northeast Queer & Trans People Of Color Conference

The Northeast Queer & Trans People of Color (NEQTPOC) Conference strives to provide unity, empowerment, visibility, and validation for all queer- and trans- identifying people of color in the northeast region of the United States. The conference strives to foster a space where QTPOC can network and dialogue about the complexities of their intersections beyond the LGBTQ+ spectrum. It will be a time to re-appropriate the queer- and trans- histories that have been politically erased.

The theme we have selected for the NEQTPOC conference is “Healing, Coalition Building, and Decolonization.” We will use the concept of decolonizing as a bridge for remembering the past and in discussing stereotypes and challenges currently facing current people of color of queer and/or trans identity. We hope that by building up the QTPOC community we can lay the group for more unity among us and build momentum towards facing the challenges imposed upon us and others.

This conference is primarily a brave space for QTPOC individuals to gather in community and mobilization. Historically, the NEQTPOC conference has been closed off to people who identify as a queer/trans person of color. Princeton will follow in this tradition and will make all events a qtpoc-specific space with the exception of the Friday keynote.

Please note the following sites:
Workshop proposals are due February 2nd at 10:00 am. For more information visit
Registration opens on January 23rd. For more information visit

For more information you can find us on Facebook or sign up to our listserv at

Additionally, feel free to contact Arlene or Asanni with further questions.

Arlene Gamio Cuervo, [email protected](305) 562-9281, they/them

Asanni York, [email protected](678) 308-0364, he/him
April 07, 2017 at 12:00pm - April 09, 2017
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544
United States
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