Even when someone doesn’t know the range of the artistic revolution that was the Harlem Renaissance, they know the name. They know writers like Claude Mckay or singers like Ethel Waters but they may not know them as Queer Black Americans. Why is this?
“I feel like yelling at people,” she told me. I didn’t really grasp then that she meant that. This was the very first time. This was the day after Easter.
I was so lucky to grow up in Ann Arbor, but now I’m afraid I’ll never leave.
Once upon a time I married a man, had kids, and realized I was a lesbian. Here’s what happened and what I wish somebody had told me at the time.
“Things seemed so big out there and we were just waiting for life to begin properly. I felt electric with anticipation.”
Lesbian sex in bathrooms brought to you by heterosexism.
Anita Dolce Vita from dapperQ helps you navigate the potentially problematic world of retail dressing rooms.
A story of an almost implausibly perfect Christmas with extended family who hadn’t seen me since I transitioned.
“I remember holding my breath during pivotal scenes in the movie. I wondered nervously if my brother saw then the direct parallels to his own sister’s life.”
“I kept MapQuest directions to Albuquerque in the glove compartment of my car, just in case I needed to run away. When I graduated, I moved to upstate New York for college.”
“Did I mention that I saw Kylie, the Queen of the Gays, perform as a child? What chance did I have?”
“China is beautiful because it’s not like anything you’ve ever known before. There is nothing that reminds you of home, and when you get home, everything will remind you of China.”
“While this freedom isn’t quite as sweet and lush (nor is it as free as I imagined), I don’t mind paying for my independence. For, me it’s still worth it.”
The eyes are all asking are you in, or are you out?
The taco truck isn’t f*cking around. What do you want? A taco? The people working in the taco truck want you to have that taco. (Eight Honest Things About New York City according to someone who was there for like, three weeks.)