ABOUT COUNTRY QUEER
ABOUT THE SITE
ABOUT THE STORE
Dale Henry Geist, Publisher
Dale says, “Country Queer was a natural outgrowth of my professional life in web design, and my abiding interest in American music. It seemed like a good way for me to help change the culture of country music to be more accepting of queer voices. I believe a combination of media, merch, and live events can move the needle on visibility and community for LGBTQ country and Americana fans.”
Dale lives in Sonoma County, California. He’s an occasionally-gigging songwriter whose life highlights include introducing Ramblin’ Jack Elliot from the stage of a Woody Guthrie Centennial festival he produced. He/him.
Sydney Miller, Associate Editor
Sydney is a psychology major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (GBR!!), and apart from writing for CQ and serving as the senior opinion editor of the Daily Nebraskan, they like to play guitar, watch the WNBA, and hand-embroider clothes. They/them.
Rachel Cholst, Editor and Podcast Producer
Rachel is an educator, comic book writer, and music journalist in New York City. She produces the podcast and blog Adobe & Teardrops. (Twitter: @adobeteardrops, Insta @adobeandteardrops) She/her.
Adeem Bingham, Editor
Adeem is a cast-iron pansexual in East Tennessee, steeped in the hot waters of roots and Americana music. He/they.
Mya Byrne, Staff Writer
From SF by way of NYC, Mya is a songwriter, poet, trans activist, performer, and actor/director, often seen and heard twangin’ her way across the USA playing her own tunes and/or backing up great artists on various instruments. She/her.
Eryn Brothers, Staff Writer
Eryn is a singer-songwriter, published poet, ravenous music lover, armchair philosopher and ethnomusicologist. Recently featured in the “Bible Belt Queers” anthology, her musings and singings range from country love to being a plus sized queer person. She/her.
James Barker, Staff Writer
James lives in the United Kingdom, studying a PhD on Dolly Parton. He is a big fan of ’90s country and hopes that some day country radio will finally be inclusive of everyone! He/him.
Sean Farragher, Playlist Curator
Sean lives in Denver, Colorado, and spends the majority of his waking hours recommending music to friends, coworkers, and basically anyone who will listen. He/him.
Marjorie Neeley, Strategic Partnerships
“If country music is three chords and the truth, then I am here to help foster that honest connection between artist and fan to create a community that feels like home. Country Queer brings together my passion for music and my out and proud lifestyle.” She/her.