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  • Chelsey Shorten


Updated: May 29, 2020

So you’re stuck at home and coping is not going so well. Well, we’ve got your back with a list of 10 WAYS QUEERS CAN STAY SANE DURING QUARANTINE.

Whether you’re chilling with Netflix or learning the long-lost art of homemade sourdough starter, we’ve got you fam. Even if we’re (at least 6ft) apart, we can stay strong together.


1. Glam It Up, Gorge!

Things can be tough, but armed with the morale booster that is your most fabulous outfit you can muster the strength to get through this!

Put on your gayest survival gear (cape made from pride flag optional), look in the mirror, and visualize yourself throwing bricks at your nemesis, Coronavirus. You’re unstoppable!


2. Host a Virtual Brunch

Look, just because you’re stuck at home DOES NOT mean you can’t do the things you love with the people you love. So add waffle mix and mimosa fixings to that grocery list, wrap a cardigan around those shoulders, and spill the tea with your dearest and queerest through the magic of the internet.

Adding a tofu scramble and a fruit salad will cover all your food groups, so you can still say you’re still on track for those 2020 health goals.


3. Fitness Challenge

Exercise is great for the body and the mind. But what’s an LGBTQIA+ legend to do when all our favourite fitness haunts are shut down? Hop online and find (or start!) a challenge and invite all your friends and family to join you.

Whether it’s practising a TicToc dance routine until you’ve nailed it or a 100 squat challenge, you can keep looking fierce and blow off some steam wherever you are, no gym membership required.


4. Scrub a Dub Dub

If you’re going to be washing your hands 20+ times a day while singing Happy Birthday to yourself, you don’t want to be using regular old grocery store soap, right? Hit up your favourite vendor for some extra special soap and hand lotion.

Make your showers or baths extra luxurious. Toss in a scrub or at-home mani/pedi if you want to be extra bougie about it. If funds are low, the World Wide Web is full of DIY projects to make your own scrubs, bath bombs or herbal soaks.

We gotta stay clean, but we’re not going to let our skin get all dry and sad. What would JVN say?


5. Let Out Your Inner Child

It’s easy to go a bit stir-crazy when you’ve got a lot of time on your hands. Unlike your ACTUAL childhood, your mum may not be at hand to provide solutions if you’re laying on the floor moaning, “I’m booored!”