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The Gay Birders' Club
But while queer people find comfort in nature—as many people do, regardless of how they identify—not all outdoor spaces offer the sanctuary they seek. Nature reserves and wildlife refuges tend to be located in remote areas that lack diversity. And although no organization tracks sexual orientation and gender-identity statistics among birders, the birding community lacks diversity, too. Starting in the s, queer birders began responding to discrimination and safety concerns by creating spaces of their own.
For the LGBTQ Community, Birding Can Be a Relief—and a Source of Anxiety
I joined the Club later that year and by the end of the year there were 60 members. Clause 28 banning the promotion of homosexuality within any maintained school was introduced by the Conservative government in and for many of us working within education or the public sector, being out at work was not something to be undertaken without careful thought. Within the GBC we found somewhere to safely be ourselves, we could share both our hobby and our sexuality and that was a real joy. Eighteen years on, I still find this Club one of the most friendly and enjoyable of all the groups that I belong to. Many of the newer members that I meet still say the same things about the Club.