Friday, July 30, 2010

Gay farmers' club in... Quebec

Who knew?
It can't be easy for gay men who are living and working in rural Quebec. Creating a support group is a wonderful idea!

"Serge Lampron knew he was gay at an early age. Trouble was, he also dreamt of one day inheriting his family's farm in the heart of rural Quebec, Canada," writes Mark Cardwell. "Serge Lampron finally stopped pretending to be straight five years ago, a decade after he took over the family farm in the Bois Francs region and converted it into a homemade-food/catering business ( He [joined] a new social club for gay farmers in Quebec. Founded a year ago, the club has about two dozen members who meet informally every few months to share a meal and talk. Believed to be the only social network of its kind, the club is an initiative of another unique Quebec farming organization -Au coeur des familles agricoles. Founded 10 years ago, ACFA is a small nonprofit organization that is devoted to helping farmers in distress." READ MORE