QPOC Hikers is based in the Pacific Northwest and exists to connect queer people of color with hiking and the outdoors by creating space to share stories and experiences, increasing visibility, representation, and awareness, and organizing opportunities for learning and growth. 

Latest from the trail

My Haus is Buddha

By Lil’ Buddha (he/him) There’s a scene in “Paris is Burning”, the documentary chronicalling the lives of New York house-ballroom subculture by Black, Latino, gay, transgender and the queer community, where the iconic Willi Ninja introduces the House of Ninja. Willi explains how queer youth are often cast out of their “biological family”, and how…

A Change in Perspective at Stone Mountain

By Courtney Coleman (she/her) One of the most popular parks in Atlanta is Stone Mountain Park. Despite growing up camping and hiking all around West Michigan, my first hike at Stone Mountain had me thinking, “this is more Black people hiking than I’ve ever seen in my life.” It wasn’t only Black people on the…

How It Started, How It’s Going

By Jasmine Maisonet Here’s to 2 years of QPOC Hikers being in existence! In all reality, we have always existed. I started this group in 2019 as a way to not only form community, but also increase visibility, representation, and awareness. Queer People of Color have always been part of the outdoors but we have…

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