Queer Diary: Interest in Participating
Fill out this form if you want to take part in Queer Diary by sharing something from your youth.

If you're a returning reader (or already filled out this form in the past) please DO NOT edit your old answers - just email us!

About Queer Diary 🌈📖

Queer Diary is a night that invites LGBTQIA+ people to share something from their teens for a live audience. 

When we say queer - we mean this to be inclusive of all LGBTQIA+ communities & people. 


Queer Diary was created to make space for LGBTQIA+ folks to bond over our shared (and wildly varied) coming-of-age experiences.

Reading your teenage secrets aloud might sound scary, but it can be funny, exhilarating, and empowering. It's a chance to feel recognised, to connect with your younger-self, with other people. It's often hilarious.

What to share?

🌈 QUEER - It's a night for queer people. What you share does not need to be about queerness
Many of us grew up with no idea we were LGBTQIA+, did not have the language to write about 'queer stuff', or didn't feel safe doing so. Bring whatever you wrote. Please don't worry about it being 'queer enough'.

👶 TEENAGE - As a general guideline. You can read something from when you were a kid, or a young adult. As long as it's from your "coming-of-age" era - not something you wrote recently.

✏️ DIARIES - Again, a suggestion - really, we love anything written in your youth! 
Not just diaries. We welcome all youthful scribblings - poetry, fanfic, artwork, tumblr posts, homework, songs, emails, letters, etc. 

Got questions? For more on how it works read our FAQs

Don't wanna read? To join the audience book tickets here.

Our Story

Queer Diary started in 2020 (on zoom!). In 2021 we held our first in-person events in London. We now run a mix of events in queer-friendly spaces (pubs, theatres, community venues) across the UK, with regular nights in London.

Queer Diary is created and hosted by Beth Watson, who's also currently working on a theatre show called Hasbian (which is based on, you guessed it - teenage diaries!). Our producer is Josephine Shipp.

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