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How Did A Bunch Of Mythical Monsters Become Queer Icons?

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

Abstinence-Only, "No Promo Homo" Sex Ed Keeps Queer Teens In The Dark

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

John Paul Brammer • One year ago

Selena Quintanilla Helped Me Learn How To Be Chicano

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

John Paul Brammer • 2 years ago

If Public Schools Don’t Survive, Kids Like Me Won’t Either

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 • 2 years ago

Why I've Decided To Start Dressing More Femininely

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

When My Childhood Bully Hit Me Up On A Gay Dating App

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

John Paul Brammer • 3 years ago