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Queer Environmentalists to Follow This Pride Month

Queer Environmentalists to Follow This Pride Month

 

As Zero Hour’s Jamie Margolin shares in a recent collaboration with GLAAD, the LGBTQ+ community is disproportionately affected by climate issues, especially as they relate to housing, employment, and access to health care.

Join Verdical Group in celebrating Pride Month by following the careers of queer leaders who are working to make an impact in this space. Here are a few of our favorites:

Jamie Margolin

You guessed it! Jamie Margolin herself is a great youth leader to follow for updates on intersectional environmentalism. A previous Net Zero Conference keynote, Jamie is a Founder of youth climate action group Zero Hour and is known for a lawsuit against the state of Washington for enabling the climate crisis to persist through inaction. Learn more about her work here.

Quinn Christopherson

A native Alaskan and singer-songwriter, Quinn uses music as a means of telling his story as a transgender man. Quinn’s Iñupiaq heritage and connection to the land has inspired him to use his platform for conservation work and activism. His song, “Erase Me” won NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest in 2019. A more recent collaboration with Pattie Gonia and Yo-Yo Ma, “Won’t Give Up,” explores the intersection of climate justice and environmental sustainability. Give the song a listen here.

Vanessa Raditz

Vanessa is a filmmaker, Founding Member of the Queer Ecojustice Project, and Board Member of Out 4 Sustainability. Their Can’t Stop Change and Fire & Flood: Queer Resilience in the Era of Climate Change films show how natural disasters can disproportionately impact the LGBTQ+ community. In addition to being a storyteller, Vanessa has done incredible work organizing and educating the queer community on intersectional vulnerability and resilience. Support their new documentary here.