What's New at the QF?

There will be no scholarship contest this year. After fourteen years of service to the LGBTQA community, Queer Foundation will close its doors on December 31, 2019.

All of us at Queer Foundation are most grateful to have had the opportunity to get to know each year's group of high school seniors as the wonderfully talented and courageous writers that they are. We regret that we will not be able to get to know this year's young writers. We wish all success in their search for financial aid and encourage all to continue to be out, proud, and activist; to have a social conscience; to fight discrimination against queers; to be committed to social change; to believe in organization; and to be of good will.


Read Elijah Punzal's new one-act play "Harpoon Sonnet"; Special Mention essays by Tena Gordon, Zoe Hadley, and Jamie Marrara. All this in the most recent issue of The Queer Foundation Scholar, Newsletter of The QF.

Queer Scholars for 2019–20

Drew Adams
University of Central Florida
"From Queer to There: Words to My Younger Self"

Sydney Lemire
Cazenovia College
"We're Not Safe Just Yet"

Casper Muessigmann
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
"He smelled like expensive cologne, cigarettes, and leather"


Writings of Former Queer Scholars

Special Mention Essays from High School Seniors

Essays are the intellectual property of their authors. Please seek permission from the author should you desire to quote from their work.

"LGBTQ Youths' Speech and Writing as Contributors to a Rich and Diverse School Culture," presentation by the Executive Director at NCTE 2012, the Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English

For information about the Queer Foundation Effective Writing and Scholarships Program, click on Scholarships (to the left above).