Lifting up LGBTQ+ voices in country and Americana: that’s our mission. This is a space where we can be ourselves: proudly queer and proud fans of down-home music.
We aim to show the world that we are a force to be reckoned with. We’re not asking for a seat at the table: we’re building our own table.
What We Do
- We publish this website, with extensive coverage of queer country, folk, and Americana artists, and other issues of interest to country queers.
- We’ve got a fun video series, Sip & Spin, that pairs a beverage with an album in every episode.
- We publish a podcast that features in-depth interviews with amazing queer country artists.
- We sell high-quality merch that lets you proclaim your identity as a country queer while supporting our mission.
- We offer memberships that let you support our mission, participate in community discussions, and get other members-only perks.
- We maintain an active presence on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
- We maintain Spotify playlists of great queer country and Americana that are frequently refreshed.
The Country Queer Story (In Brief)
As a queer fan of country and Americana, Dale Henry Geist (he/him) had long felt left out of the culture, and figured there must be more folks like him out there. In 2019, he decided to find out by launching Country Queer.
In its short life, Country Queer has covered more than 450 artists, shipped merch to 47 states and several foreign countries, garnered praise and influential followers from the music industry, and, most important, given tens of thousands of country queers a sense of belonging.
Dale Henry Geist (he/him)
Founder and Publisher
Prior to founding Country Queer, Geist had a pioneering career in the San Francisco Bay Area at the juncture of technology and media.
Geist has long been obsessed with music: he has gigged and recorded as a singer-songwriter and has produced shows and festivals.
Geist says, “Country Queer has been a golden opportunity to bring together my digital media know-how, my love of country and Americana, and my queer identity, to serve others who are in the same predicament I was in.”
Geist lives in Maine.