Global Gathering 2017

$3,377 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 38 people in 30 months
A Global Symposium on Queer Culture Around The World

 August 8 through August 17, 2017

Featherstone Castle, Northumberland, England

We call to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer People: healers, shamans, visionaries, story tellers, truth-tellers, artists, and activists, to join hands and hearts to celebrate and explore who we are as a global queer conscious community!

 The world is changing rapidly. We are more globally interconnected than ever before in the history of humankind. Despite our technological progress, our social and political situation is challenging in many corners of the world.  How will our international family of queer people step up and claim our freedom and security and human rights, our meaningful and valuable place in society?

 We’ll meet in a romantic English castle for a nine-day gathering of Radical Faeries and activists from around the world to celebrate our virtues as a people and explore the state of LGBTIQA+ liberation and wellness.

Let us consider and articulate the gifts we possess and the crucial role we play in contributing to all cultures around the globe. Where are we respected and honoured? Where and why are we misunderstood and oppressed? What strategies can we create to connect our queer spirits and form a world-wide network of loving companions? What support would we appreciate and what support can we offer to each other?

Through sharing our stories and celebrating our strengths, let’s co-create a planetary wave of love and consciousness and of recognition for all LGBTIQA+ people. Come and add your voice!

Who are the Radical Faeries?

Faeries have been gathering and creating heart-centered community for over thirty years. We use the word Faerie to highlight the sacred link between our sexuality, nature, spirituality, and realms of consciousness.  We explore the roots of who we are as same-sex loving and/or gender non-conforming people and the unique perspective on life that we offer as a mirror to society.  We meet to deepen connections with each other and the earth and to celebrate the emergence of queer people as storytellers, rite preservers, ceremonial leaders, soul healers, community builders and transformation agents for the whole world.

Where the funds go and our intention:

This campaign supports the travel costs of faeries from diverse locations around the globe, such as Africa, Asia, and South America, who may not have access to the Western economy and would otherwise be left out of attending this gathering. We hope to support between twenty (20) and forty (40) participants. In the first Global Gathering we supported attendance from such locations as Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, Togo, Uganda, Burgundy, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, and Russia. We hope to support as wide an area of participation at this second Global Radical Faerie Gathering as well. Please join us in making this a success!

The Creation of an International Global Gathering will allow us to:

Join together in sacred community at Featherstone Castle, Northumberland, UK.

Honour our ancestors, our histories, and our contributions in every age and every culture.

Celebrate our cultural heritages by sharing food, music and performance, heart circle and ceremony.

Participate in a symposium exploring queer culture, rights, health and history. (See suggested symposium topics on the website).

Rest, renew, and have fun with other committed cultural change agents.

Foster the growth of a worldwide network of LGBTIQA+ activists.

Cost is 250-500 pounds per person, sliding scale base on ability to pay.

Includes indoor accommodation or camping and all meals.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds and everyone is asked to be as generous as possible. Donations to this co-created gathering are deeply appreciated.

Additional support may be available for those from overseas who need travel grants or housing assistance. Support for others based on need may be available.

You must be registered to participate.

Accommodations and support for those with special needs if possible.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACTS AND REGISTRATION:

Albion Faeries' site.

Facebook event // page

You must be registered to participate!

Donations to this exciting gathering are deeply appreciated.
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Raised by 38 people in 30 months
Created November 13, 2016
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MR
$100
michael rozanov
22 months ago

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DB
$150
David Balsam
24 months ago

Glad to help unite loving intentions.

$200
Stephen Silha
24 months ago

This kind of gathering is so important!

MG
$100
Mike Goldstein
24 months ago
GC
$500
Gunny Catell
24 months ago

Donation of the Radical Faeries Austria

MW
$190
Martijn van Weeren
24 months ago

Raised by the auction of the Rebirth Gathering

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