Creating a thriving queer community in Nebraska
By building awareness, visibility, and resources for the queer community and their families.
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OUR MISSION /
queerPOP creates queer-focused pop up events in Nebraska. We partner with OutNebraska and other local businesses and organizations to provide safe, visible spaces for the queer community to congregate and connect. Through fostering relationships between the queer community and Nebraska brick and mortar spaces, we aim to strengthen the queer community and its visibility, while highlighting local organizations that are welcoming and supportive of LGBTQ+ people.
WHY WE MATTER /
queerPOP was formed to to create queer-focused events and spaces in our community. For example, the Lesbian Bar Project recently noted that there are only 21 Lesbian Bars left in the United States (as of 2022). Similarly, there are few queer-focused brick and mortar spaces in Nebraska. This lack of a physical space has left many queer people feeling invisible, unsafe, and less capable of finding a community. Although the intent of queerPOP is to strengthen queer-specific culture, our events will be inclusive to LGBTQ+ allies and family members.
LOCATIONS 2023 /
6800 P St #300, Lincoln, NE 68505
Locations in Lincoln and Omaha
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Meet The Creators
Lindsey Weber (she/they) is a visual artist who moved to Nebraska in 2014 from Missoula, Montana. Since coming out in 2020 she has advocated for social change and anti-discrimination policies in Lincoln and is on the Board of Directors for OutNebraska. Because of the closure of many Queer spaces in Lincoln, Lindsey was inspired to build a thriving and visible Queer space in Nebraska. She decided to begin a series of popup nights for the community, the idea blossomed into queerPOP. Lindsey is also committed to documenting and telling the stories of Queer people. Her latest art project "Country Queer" harnesss surrealistic elements which invite heteronomative viewers to empathize with Queer folks experientially by taking on their viewpoints. For Queer people the work fosters solidarity and camaraderie by representing their experiences in rural places. "Country Queer" will be on display in rural towns across Nebraska begining in May of 2022.
Originally from Miami, Florida, Lindsey Wylie (she/her/hers) has been a Lincoln resident since 2008. Lindsey is a mom to two kiddos, one in elementary school and one in college— and two Boxers, Holmes and Watson. As a “later in life lesbian” who saw few examples of queer women when growing up (even in Miami!), Lindsey has recognized the importance of queer visibility and community. Lindsey’s graduate training was in psychology and law, and she is currently a researcher at the National Center for State Courts and an adjunct instructor at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Her research centers on access to justice, procedural fairness, (un)intended consequences for legal system involvement, juvenile justice, and older adult issues in the legal system. She looks forward to working with queerPOP, connecting with new people, and supporting local queer-friendly businesses.
Jaime Marie Webb
Originally from the Midwest, Jaime Marie Webb (she/her/hers) is thrilled to be back making music, falling in love with her girlfriend, Ali and living with her sister, Audrey and puppy, Opal. An artist, activist, and queer rights advocate, Jaime is passionate about engaging in communities. Noticing a need for places for queer people to congregate in Nebraska, she is grateful to collaborate with a team of incredible queer women to found queerPOP.
Jaime is currently a Holland Community Opera Fellow with Opera Omaha and has had an international career performing leading roles at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, the International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia in Mexico, and at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. Jaime holds a Masters degree in Vocal Performance where she served as the Resident Artist Soprano at the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on exploring queerness in opera and women's music.