If you have a fabulous idea for building fat queer and trans community but need a financial jumpstart (or know someone who does), NOLOSE is ready to help. Small Projects Across the Land (SPAL) grants range from $100 to $1,000, and are designed to give a boost to folks marginalized within fat activist communities and… Continue reading » Get Funding for Your Project!
During the weekend of August 13-14, 2016. the Nolose Board of Directors held a board work retreat at CompassPoint Nonprofit Services (https://www.compasspoint.org) in Oakland, California. The goals of the work retreat were to: Build bonds among NOLOSE Board members Plan the next three years of NOLOSE’s focus and programming Map out organizational priorities, create benchmarks,… Continue reading » Board Retreat Report and Our Six Current Priorities
Glorious Nolose community! The Nolose Board is picking up steam! And we have three announcements. The first is that, since we completed the 2015 conference and subsequently lost several board members at the completion of their terms, the Board is not longer planning a 2016 national conference. The board is taking the next few months… Continue reading »
After the recent murders of 15 people at La Madame in Xalapa, Mexico, 49 more Latinx queer and trans people at Pulse Night Club, and 8 protesters in Oaxaca, and just after the one year anniversary of the mass shooting of 9 Black people in the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC as well as… Continue reading » Nolose Board statement of solidarity with victims of violence
After the mass shooting of mostly Latinx queer and trans people at the Pulse night club in Orlando, the Nolose board asked Latinx, Black, Indigenous, and people of color members of our community if they would like to write anything to be posted to the Nolose website. Here are pieces that our community members asked… Continue reading » After Pulse
Nolose is THRILLED to announce that Lissette Cheng has been voted in as the newest member of the Board of Directors. Lissette, who’s located in New York City, is a long-time member of the Nolose community and brings skills and experience in administrative and financial management, marketing, publishing, customer service and logistics, as well as… Continue reading » Welcome Lissette!
Fabulous Nolosers, long-time and first-time, We are thrilled to welcome all of you, and we are very proud to welcome attendees of the first Black and Indigenous and People Of Color Day! Our conference theme this year is Wish and Ripen. It was chosen by the organizers of BIPOC Day, and was inspired by the… Continue reading » 10 Things You Need to Know Before the Nolose Conference
All Nolose conference attendees are expected to read and abide by the Nolose Community Agreements at all times during the conference. While personal safety is always first and foremost a personal responsibility, the Nolose community is committed to working to prioritize safety in Nolose conference spaces, particularly the safety of survivors attending the Nolose conference.… Continue reading » Survivor Safety at the Conference
Do you have fat, fabulous, queer goods for sale? That’s fantastic, because we we just happen to be expecting nearly 200 fabulous fatties in one space who would be delighted to check out your wares. Where? Why, Nolose 2015 in Oakland, CA on September 4-6, 2015, of course! While attendees can vend at any time… Continue reading » Vending at NOLOSE 2015
NOLOSE organizers have been hard at work pulling together a fantastic line-up of food, workshops, and entertainment for this year’s conference. With early bird registration closing TONIGHT (Monday, August 10), we wanted to make sure you had as much information as possible to help anyone on the fence in deciding to attend. So, here’s what… Continue reading » Workshops, Food, Entertainment and More at NOLOSE 2015!!