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Category Archives: Society

Drag queen in Halloween parade

Halloween As An American LGBTQ+ Holiday

Halloween is America’s “gay” holiday. In the words of lesbian poet and scholar Judy Grahn, Halloween is “the great gay holiday.” And this weekend, after months of lockdown due to COVID, lavish costumes will resurface, especially among us LGBTQ+ revelers. Back in the day, Halloween

Angry boy

‘Please Raise Them To Be Monsters’? Really?

Are we still stuck in that kind of masculinity? Just about the time some of us were appreciating the progress being made in our culture’s definition of masculinity and its use of slurs against LGBTQ people to enforce a manhood toxicity, we’re confronted with evidence