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Introducing Queer Vocal Voices

A New Facebook Group For Queer Creators

By J. Delaney-HowePublished 2 months ago 2 min read
Top Story - February 2024
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Facebook groups truly have become part of the Vocal experience. The groups are a place for sharing your work, reading others' work, and providing general support and encouragement. Each group has a different flavor or specialty, and many of them have features specific to their group. In discussions with two queer friends and creators on Vocal, we noticed that there needs to be a way for queer voices to be heard. Not just heard, magnified. Not just in the PRIDE community, though we encourage every queer creator to publish in PRIDE. But any piece in any community written by any queer creator. Queer, in this case, is an umbrella for all in the LGBTQIA+ community.

The fruit of these discussions is Queer Vocal Voices, a new group on Facebook featuring and highlighting queer voices on Vocal.

Here are three great pieces by the group admins, further explaining why PRIDE needs to be a vibrant place where all our voices are shared and heard.

Jim's piece

Oneg's piece

River's piece.

About Our Group

The group's creators are serving as the admin team: Oneg, Jim, and River.

Here are the features we have in Queer Vocal Voices:

Pride Picks

Each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, our admins will pick one piece from PRIDE each and share them with the group.

Fab Fiction

On Tuesdays, a Fab Fiction thread will be started to share your latest fiction pieces. They do not have to be pieces published in the PRIDE community. If you share in this thread, you should read at least one other piece.

Open Mic Poetry

On Thursdays, there will be an Open Mic Poetry thread. Share your poetry. If you have something short that has not been published yet, you can also share that in the comments. It does not have to be in the PRIDE community. If you share on this thread, you should read at least one other piece.

Saturday Spotlight

This thread is where members of the group share another queer person's work. Open to any community.

Sunday Laughs

This is where we end our week with some humor. The Sunday Laughs thread is for anything funny. Memes, stories, poetry…Make us all laugh!

What's Next?

We will also be sharing different contests and prompts from time to time. We have some perfect ones planned!

Vocal has made this much easier by removing word counts for pieces published in PRIDE.

We will occasionally share articles and resources about all things queer from outside of Vocal.

This is growing into a dynamic group! At present, we are only accepting queer members to the group, but as we grow, we will open up to allies as well.

Come check us out!

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About the Creator

J. Delaney-Howe

Bipolar poet. Father. Grandfather. Husband. Gay man. I write poetry, prose, some fiction and a good bit about family. Thank you for stopping by.

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  • Anna 2 months ago

    Congrats on Top Story!🥳

  • D. D. Lee2 months ago

    I wish you all the best !!

  • Tiffany Gordon 2 months ago

  • ThatWriterWoman2 months ago

    How exciting!! I can't wait to join!! Thank you for doing this beautiful thing!

  • Marie Wilson2 months ago

    This is great! Many thanks for creating it and congrats on TS!!

  • River Joy2 months ago

    Yay top story 🖤🖤🖤

  • Raymond G. Taylor2 months ago

    Congrats on the launch and I have no doubt it will be a success. Love to all ❤️

  • Iris Harris2 months ago

    Alright! Imma check it out.

  • sleepy drafts2 months ago

    Wooohoooo!!!

  • Fully applauding & waiting with bated breath for the opportunity to join.

  • So happy that you, Oneg and River are doing this. I'm somewhere on the asexual spectrum but I'm not sure if that is enough for me to join the group but I'll for sure join once it opens up to allies! Congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • This is so cool! I can't wait to hear more from y'all!

  • Leslie Writes2 months ago

    Love it! 🤩

  • Caroline Craven2 months ago

    Congratulations!

  • Melissa Ingoldsby2 months ago

    Congratulations on your top story!!

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    Wonderful!

  • Mariann Carroll2 months ago

    Can I join this group? I have love and respect for the LGBT community ❤️

  • Melissa Ingoldsby2 months ago

    Love this group and glad to be a part of it with you awesome people

  • Oneg In The Arctic2 months ago

    We’re having so much fun 🎶🎶

  • Mother Combs2 months ago

    Awesome <3 loving it!!

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Terrific!!! Sending (hugs!)

  • Judey Kalchik 2 months ago

    Exciting to see all that you have planned! 🌈

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