Have you ever wanted a totally queer and safe place to talk about the latest episode of One Day at a Time? Wanted some friends to fangirl over Ali Liebert with? Needed to gush about the new queer character you found on a random show in the middle of nowhere? Look no further! Your friends here at LezWatch.TV have opened up our Slack for everyone to join!
Glad you asked! Slack is an online messaging group where people can chat in real time to others about, well, anything. It’s like a forum, only in real-time. They have a rather business-skewed explanation of their own, but basically it’s like having all your queer TV-loving friends in your pocket at all hours of the day.
Why are we opening it?
We’ve had a Slack group since 2015, but it was just me, Tracy, Nikki, and a couple friends rattling around like lonely peas in a pod. Tracy came up with the idea of turning it into an open group where people could talk about TV and queer representation in a less clunky way than social media. Since Tracy and I are experienced community wranglers, we felt that we could manage this little world of queer positivity on the internet.
Who can join? Are there rules?
Anyone can join! Obviously we’re queer-oriented, but anyone, no matter how you identify, is welcome. We’ve updated our Code of Conduct to include some explanations of expectations. We want people to be positive, open-minded, and accepting of others. Be respectful of each other’s differences, don’t be mean or hurtful, and you’ll fit in just fine.
How can you join?
Go to our Slack Application form and fill in some details. We’re using the form to weed out spambots and track requests in a sane way. Also some of those answers will help us understand what changes we need to make to the Slack or the site in general.
Make sure your email is correct, as we’ll send your Slack invite to that address!
Leave us a comment and we’ll help you out.
Hope to see you soon!