Queer Haus landing page view

Queer Haus

  • Design

  • Community

Tools: Mastodon, React, CSS

Queer Haus is a non-profit platform I co-founded in 2020. It’s an alternative online community built by and for artists, queers, and hacktivists to challenge the dependency on big-tech monopolies. As such, Queer Haus offers a safer, non-exploitative online space and fosters genuine connection and conversation. Since Queer Haus is built on the open-source, decentralised platform Mastodon, as administrators, we defined our own community guidelines to align with queer-feminist, anti-racist hacker values. As part of Queer Haus, I've taken part in talks, workshops, and community events to raise awareness about aspects of online life, with a special emphasis on privacy. These efforts aim to promote digital literacy and empower marginalised groups, who tend to be disproportionately affected by the profit-driven tech economy. To make our online space as welcoming as can be and aligned with our community ethos, I designed a special theme featuring pastel shades of lavender and aquamarine. As part of the tech team, I also collaborated to add special tweaks and features to the original software.

Queer Haus screenshot desktop view