SONG's Staycation 2020!
SONG started Gaycation several years ago out of a deep need for us to be together as LGBTQ+ people, Black people, people of color, immigrants, rural people, and working-class Southern people. So it is with sincere heartbreak that we announce that Gaycation 2020 is canceled this year. Keeping our people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make it impossible for us to convene larger numbers of our members together physically.
With the funds allotted for Gaycation, we want to invite YOU, SONG members, to vision a space of collective joy in your community and submit a proposal to make it happen. Gather a few of your comrades and plan a SONG Summer Staycation in your city or town that will cultivate joy, connection, and LGBTQ liberation in your community.
Gather 3-5 SONG members, hop on a call or a video conference with your crew and cook up some ideas to make the SONG Staycation truly magical. SONG’s Spokescouncil will select 6 proposals and grant up to $5,000 to each project (for a total of $30,000). Your proposal can be brief! It can be written or a video or an audio recording. Proposals are due by August 10, 2020. if you have trouble or need support email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All we ask you to do -- besides spreading LGBTQ joy + celebration -- is to take a picture of your event or activity and tag @ignitekindred #SONGStaycation2020.
Have an idea for how to take the magic of Gaycation and bring it home? Here are some examples to get the juices flowing:
Your proposal should include:
Apply for SONG's Staycation 2020!
Gather a few of your comrades and plan a SONG Summer Staycation in your city or town that will cultivate joy, connection, and LGBTQ liberation in your community!
July 23rd, 2020 12:00 AM through August 10th, 2020 11:59 PM Eastern
July 22nd, 2020 11:00 PM through August 10th, 2020 10:59 PM Central