Why queer country music? Because sometimes you love a culture that doesn’t love you back. And when everyone came to the first Gay Ole Opry in April of 2011 in all their country finery, we knew we weren’t alone. We do it because we love the music and want to build a community to support queer country musicians. We do it because everybody needs a honky tonk angel to hold them tight. We do it because we believe in country music for all cowpeople.

The Opry is our big extravaganza, and we also put on the Queer Country Monthly at the Branded Saloon in Brooklyn, NY, hosted by Karen & the Sorrows. And this summer, we’re proud to welcome to the family Queer Country West, hosted by Eli Conley, in the Bay Area!

For info about the Queer Country Monthly and the Gay Ole Opry, contact karenandthesorrows[at]gmail.com. For info about Queer Country West contact eli[at]eliconley.com.