Join Queerly ME in collaboration with Brunswick Topsham Land Trust (BTLT) for our June Pride OUTside Series! Every weekend in June find Queer centered nature exploration events on the land trust properties, each event led by a Maine LGBTQ+ community member.
The outdoors have historically not been a safe space for the Queer and LGBTQIA+ community. This event series aims to provide intergenerational safe spaces for connection, community building, and outdoor exploration amongst the Queer and LGBTQIA+ community. The intention of this space is to acknowledge Queerness and create a safe space to exist as Queer – anyone who supports Queerness as allies or LGBTQIA+ is also welcome. 
Though individual definitions may vary, Queerly ME defines Queerness as “fluidity in one’s gender or sexuality outside of a more binary identity in the broader LGBTQ+ community. A Queer person can identify as only Queer or choose to define themself as both Queer and other identities within the LGBTQ+ community.”
Join Queerly ME, in collaboration with Brunswick Topsham Land Trust, for a LGBTQ+ beginner level outdoor yoga on June 5th, 10am-11am. This workshop will be led by Lucas Suarez. 
Staring off with inspiration from his mother during her daily morning yoga, Lucas Suarez (He/They) became interested in the practice. Lucas now has over 13 years of experience in personal practice. He has completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2020. They supplemented their knowledge with classes such as Dismantling Racism with Michelle Cassandra Johnson and Therapy for the People's Introduction to Mindful Meditation Workshop with Jacob Krueger. Lucas strive to create an open and accessible environment for others who practice yoga, focusing on the needs of students ranging on all levels.
Registration here! $10.00 per person, limited capacity and non-refundable. Bring your own yoga mats and a water bottle!

Join Queerly ME, in collaboration with Brunswick Topsham Land Trust, for a LGBTQ+ beginner level guided flower crown making workshop on June 11th, 2022 11am-12pm. This workshop will be led by Hedda Campbell.
Hedda Campbell (she/her) is the proprietor of Primal Blossoms - landcrafting & plant care which is based out of Portland, ME. She has a background in horticulture, art and design and can sometimes be seen creating floral art for weddings and local businesses. She has a passion for getting pals out in nature to explore their creativity! Learn how to weave natural materials together into your personal flower crown, which plants are best for construction, and the ecosystem pollinators that make this workshop possible.
Registration here! $10.00 per person, limited capacity and non-refundable. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on!
Join Queerly ME, in collaboration with Brunswick Topsham Land Trust, for a LGBTQ+ golden hour photo walk on June 19th, 2022 5pm-7pm led by Kyle Warnock, photographer of Queerly ME’s ongoing Queer photo documentary.
Kyle Warnock (He/Him), executive director and founder of Queerly ME, has candid photographed over 300 Queer folks across Maine in the past two years. He has documented Queerness in environments where quick adaption, communication, and connection are needed to capture the authenticity of subjects. Learn how to work with a range of natural lighting and incorporate landscapes and textures into your photography. LGBTQ photographers and models are both welcome, no experience necessary. This event is a free form collaboration between participants with guidance and beginner level instruction available.
Registration here! $5.00 suggested donation, limited capacity. Bring your own camera (even an i-phone camera will do), and feel free to bring outfits/costumes or props to make your concepts come to life!
Join Queerly ME, in collaboration with Brunswick Topsham Land Trust, for an LGBTQ+ centered event as we build fairy houses and toad abodes while learning about local Maine wildlife and their habitats. This workshop will be led by BTLT's Director of Stewardship Margaret Gerber and Communications Coordinator/Outreach Assistant, Lydia Coburn
$10.00 per person (under age of 10 free), limited capacity and non-refundable. Fairy costumes are encouraged for all ages, come dressed to impress! 

Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, established in 1985, is supported by its 1,100+ members and has conserved and stewards 68 properties totaling more than 3,100 acres. BTLT has also created much loved community resources including the Saturday Farmers’ Market at Crystal Spring Farm, Tom Settlemire Community Garden, and Labyrinth in the Woods. The Land Trust has become a leader in developing ways to strengthen the community through conservation and is committed to ensuring that nature and the outdoors is welcoming and open to all. To learn more or get involved, please visit us at and follow us @brunswicktopsham.
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