deviating from what is expected, normal or conventional
In 2021, Queerli began as a social club that hosted LGBTQIA+ events to gather and socialize with like-minded individuals. However, we kept hearing from our community that businesses needed to understand what it actually means to be queer friendly and safe. So, we decided to do something about it. We have worked hard and are now federally recognized as a non-profit organization! With our collective backgrounds, we feel we have the experience, knowledge and empathy to create real change. We want to be an organization that helps to cultivate safe spaces on eastern Long Island and after collecting enough funds, we hope to create a training model for companies to follow and implement in their day-to-day interactions with LGBTQIA+ patrons and staff.