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Who We Are & What We Do

Queer Athena connects LGBTQ+ individuals from all over New York City and makes them a family. Whether you come to one event or all of them, you're sure to find people that you can count on for years to come!

Mission

Lia Athena started hosting parties to make up for the lack of queer events while growing up. Queer Athena now holds that same goal - to create safe spaces for the LGBTQ+ community to feel themselves and have fun in, without judgement or discrimination.

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Vision

Queer Athena is in its beginning stages of hosting queer events. Eventually we hope to expand the definition of "party" and create events of every kind that you want to see us host. We've started with art markets, picnics and house parties, but the future is what YOU make it.

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Values

Amidst the chaos and hate in the world, we promise to do our best to uphold our core beliefs.

Inclusion

Representation

Equity

Transparency

Accessibility

Meet the Family

The Founders

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LIA ATHENA

(she/they) @lia_athena

Queer Athena Cofounder
Social Outreach, Promotion, Ticket Master

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ZACHARY J. LEONG

(he/him) @plantyzach

Queer Athena Cofounder
Content Creation, Media Outreach, Design

Team Members

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TAYLOR

(they/them) @taylorkimn

Host / Coordinator

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GILL

(they/them) @fairygill_

Ambassador

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ELENA

(she/her) @changelightfree

Host

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JESS 

(she/her) @pizza_sweater

Volunteer

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CAT

(they/them) @catskimvenience

Volunteer

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JAIDEN

(she/her) @jaiden.blythe

Volunteer

Previous Artists

Previous Artists

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Anya Samukova

(she/they) @samukovaart

Writer, illustrator

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Ashley Fletcher

(she/her) @ashleylportfolio

Digital artist, jewelry, craft

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Bo Kim

(she/they) @misomomo_
Jewelry, craft

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Cat Kim

(she/they) @catskimvenience
Jewelry, craft

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Emily Fabiano

(she/her) @emyfab_art

Digital artist, illustrator

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Gill Bolnick

(they/them) @gillboss.art

Illustration, painting, craft

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Kathy Buist

(she/her) @kathy_buist
Painting

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Kim Zack

(she/her) @kimzackart
Painting

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Lia Lee

(she/they) @lia_isacoolsunflower

Animation, poetry

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Madeline Molina

(they/them) @funkeeflowerz

Tattoo artist

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Mickey

(they/them) @mirandaclarefs
Animation, 3D art

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Min-Myn J

(she/her) @minmynj
Painting

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Val Schaffner

(he/him) @valschaf

Photography

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Waldine Portelus

(she/her) @waldineportelus

Singer, writer, film

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