The ‘Country Queers’ Podcast Challenges Preconceptions About Rural Areas

The ‘Country Queers’ Podcast Challenges Preconceptions About Rural Areas

Country-queer-the-podcastRae Garringer, 35, describes the rural sheep farm in southeastern West Virginia they grew up on as “one of the most beautiful places” they’ve ever seen. “As a small kid growing up there, it’s just magical to get to play in those woods, those creeks and fields and caves,” says Garringer, who uses nonbinary they/them/their pronouns. But by the time Garringer was in high school, riding the bus for four hours a day started to wear on them. Wanting to get as far away as possible from central Appalachia, Garringer wound up attending a small liberal arts college in western Massachusetts, where they quickly learned they were queer. Once Garringer graduated in 2007, many of their queer friends were moving to cities with thriving gay…View Original Post

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