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Rae Garringer (and Thistle)

Rae Garringer

Rae Garringer is a writer, oral historian, and audio producer based in southern West Virginia where they were raised. They are the founder of Country Queers, a multimedia oral history project documenting rural and small town LGBTQIA2S+ experiences since 2013. Rae is currently editing an anthology of essays and poems by queer, trans, and two spirit Appalachian writers, and their first book Country Queers: The Story of a Homegrown Oral History Project is forthcoming from Haymarket Books in 2024.