Tag: LGBTQ

Queer Ancestors: Bequeathing Stories to Fractured Minorities

“As gay people, we get to choose our families, and you—you are my family,” the legendary drag performer RuPaul mused at Pride Toronto last summer. This quote, widely cherished in the LGBTQ community, epitomizes both the curses and charms of queer…

I am Woman, Hear Me March

“The next 1,459 days of the Trump administration will be 1,459 days of resistance: Resistance on the ground, resistance in the classrooms, resistance on the job, resistance in our art and in our music.”  Angela Davis The past week has…

America is Ill, But We’re Ignoring the Sickness

“BUILD THAT WALL” Those three haunting words made famous by Trump’s campaign has found its way from Republican rallies to schools across the United States of America, one notable incident including white teens from Texas high school Archer City High…

Blame the Gays: A Brief History of Queer-Mongering

The French idiom ‘avoir un coup de foudre’ describes the connection of love as being struck by lightning. While many heterosexuals have experienced this jolt of ecstasy, few people are aware of the continental ruptures that energize gay relationships. Indeed,…