queeret is a movement by and for queer introverts.
queeret is a portmanteau of queer + quiet.
we create social gatherings that are queer, quiet, & sober.
our qalm gathering is a two-hour, cozy,
reflective, easy-on-the-senses event.
we craft slower-paced atmospheres, choose substance over flashiness, and believe queer liberation and connection can be achieved without alcohol.
founded in Brooklyn. bring queeret to your city.
you matter. your story matters. come as you are.
we practice generous hospitality.
soft lighting. flickering candles. delicious beverages. inviting space. our gatherings feel like a warm hug.
forget the outside. put a pause on the chaos of the day-to-day. be here now with other queer folks.
conversations that go below the surface. thoughtful prompts. safe space to explore honestly. be vulnerable.
hearty laughter. overflowing hearts. silliness. while the world can be full of heaviness, we still seek joy.
josh hersh // founder + creative director (brooklyn)
queeret found its way into the world through a variety of sources — a Netflix special by comedian Hannah Gadsby, my own trials as an introvert living in New York City, and a longing to create alternative spaces for queer people to socialize. the inner life has always been significant for me. i guess you could say diving deep into what it means to be human is what draws me to meaningful conversations and the “big ideas” of life. this weaving together of being queer, introverted, and creating sober spaces where queer people can connect is a mission that continues to tug at my heart and soul.