Queer people are used to being vilified, attacked, and misunderstood — so some of us embrace villains like the Babadook and the Mothman because we recognize ourselves in them.

John Paul Brammer • One year ago

The only thing sex ed taught me about gay people was that we weren’t supposed to exist.

John Paul Brammer • One year ago

I thought being Mexican-American was about losing the Mexican to become the American. Selena didn't.

John Paul Brammer • One year ago

The teachers at my high school made miracles out of the little money we had. Under the oversight of Betsy DeVos, I worry they’re about to lose even that.

John Paul Brammer • One year ago

All my life, I worried that wearing flamboyant clothes would mean putting a target on my back. But in the wake of the shooting at Pulse, I realized that I've been sacrificing a huge part of myself for a safety that was never guaranteed in the first place.

John Paul Brammer • 2 years ago

Maybe this person wasn’t the one-dimensional villain I’d made him out to be.

John Paul Brammer • 3 years ago