By Tanya Munoz and Tommy Brannigan
photos via YCA
On Wednesday, March 1st, Columbia College Chicago’s building, Conway Center was a joyous and queer get together. People packed the room for one of YCA’s many open mics, Queeriosity, a poetry salon for queer, and questioning youth, to perform, hear, and write poems. Around 6pm, queer folks came through the doors, signed up to perform, laughed with one another, complemented one another, ate donuts, and sat next to someone who probably had a similar coming out story. The lights were dim, the DJ table was decorated in rainbow and heart banners, and their was a small table that displayed handmade zines from local Chicago artists. Behind the table was H. Melt, in pink suspenders, one of the facilitators for Queeriosity.
One of the best parts about Queeriosity are the hosts. At...