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Queer Soup night

Josh Hamlet 

Photographs throughout by Grace Chu

Photographs throughout by Grace Chu


We should all know by now how important community, action, and mindfulness is.

Be that because of the election, or the uneasy state of politics both domestic and international. Or because that's what's good in 2017. Queer Soup Night is all of that, plus a big delicious bowl of soup. I am so stoked to know about Queer Soup Night -- a night put on by Liz Alpern and her crew to give space and time and a night to community, sharing stories, and standing strong together all while eating some damn good soup. Good people. Good food. For a good cause... I think it's a no-brainer. Go hang with them on October 1 -- more details below .  -- JH


Queer Soup Night was started by chef, cookbook author and Gefilteria co-founder, Liz Alpern, in the wake of the inauguration. Inspired to gather friends and raise money for the victims of political assault, Liz made soup. Lots of soup. Leaning on the power of the LBGTQ+ community, Queer Soup Night brings friends together to eat, talk, resist, and celebrate one another's resiliency. QSN has raised thousands of dollars for groups including: CAIR-NY, Queer Detainee Empowerment Project, and Trans Women of Color Collective.


As Liz and the gang kickoff a new season of QSN (with events expanding to cities like Boston and Philadelphia), we hope to support groups and individuals in need, and spend time in the company our strong LBGTQ+ community. October 1st we'll be gathering at Pels Pies in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn. We'll be raising funds for The Bronx Freedom Fund -- a bail fund serving NYC.