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Queer People Can’t Forget Our Own Mortality — Except In Montrose

Houston’s historic gayborhood is gentrifying into something new. But for me it will always be a place where you could, for so many queer folks who’d been told they could not.

Bryan Washington 5 months ago

Tumblr Has Closed The Door To Users Who Don’t Have Many Places Left To Go

With the end of adult content on Tumblr, people whose identity, sexuality, or interests fall outside the mainstream have lost one more online space to find ourselves.

Bryan Washington 11 months ago

You Can Find The Best Version Of The US At This Japanese Grocery Story

A trip to Houston’s Seiwa Market — where the shoppers are a microcosm of a wildly diverse city — will literally turn my day around.

Bryan Washington One year ago

When You're Black, Every Place Is A Starbucks

Last week, two black men were arrested while waiting in a Philadelphia Starbucks. And what's most jarring to me about the reaction is that something so commonplace to black men is still news to whole swathes of this country.

Bryan Washington One year ago

Black Athletes Are Black People, And Black People Are Dying

For those who consider football a fantasy, players protesting police brutality is a problem because the truth is laid bare: that even in the realm of the fantastic, black life in this country isn’t valued.

Bryan Washington 2 years ago

A Brief History Of Driving While Black

I’ve had my license for about nine years now, but somehow the driving lessons never seem to end.

Bryan Washington 2 years ago