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Why RQ is so important: “Literature saves lives. As queer writers and readers we know this from personal experience. By inviting us to expand our sense of self to include the experiences of others, reading also lays the foundation for the building of strong and lasting communities, queer and otherwise, based on mutual care, respect and understanding. Writing, on the other hand, invites us to explore and create new possibilities for being and becoming in the world. The blank page can be a promise of new beginnings in a world eager to foreclose them, an invitation to take charge where we feel most powerless.” –José Portela, Reading Queer Program Director.


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How you can help: Make your tax-deductible gift in any amount through our fiscal sponsor The Miami Foundation. Simply click the “donate now” image above, select the amount you wish to donate and then select the “Reading Queer Fund” from the “select a designation” drop down menu. If you’d prefer to make a donation with a check, please make it out to “The Reading Queer Fund” and mail it to: Reading Queer, 860 NE 75th Street, Miami, FL 33138. 


Your tax-deductible donation empowers Reading Queer to foster & promote queer literary culture in South Florida through the Reading Queer Writing Academy, The Reading Queer Literary Festival and the Literary Salon Series. Browse our archive and see what Reading Queer has accomplished to date. *Note: The Knight Foundation will match every donation.


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