An Open Letter to the Springfield Community
Dear Springfield, I am angry. I am angry that John Lindell finds my homosexual lifestyle unworthy of precise legal protection. I am angry that his asinine rhetoric fuels homophobia and the violence this homophobia too-often results in. I am angry that he equates my homosexuality to greed (as well as anger, gambling and chemical dependence). That he does this, quite ironically, from behind the...
Me when a theoretical book does not have a usable...
Dear Queer: Dear Queer Poet, At seventeen, I... →
queerask: Dear Queer Poet, At seventeen, I finally feel mature enough to embark on an epic poem about my coming-out story. I have been through many hardships. For instance, my father said that my sexuality “isn’t a big deal.” And my best friend said she “doesn’t care.” What advice do you have for a…
Dear Queer: Dear Queer Poet →
queerask: Dear Queer Poet, I’ve been looking for you! We met at the I-95 rest stop in Wisconsin a few weeks back. I recognized you from your press photos that show off your wicked tattoo. Any chance we can hook up again? I’ll be driving back through next week. Xo, Brad from Boston Oh hey,…
Dear Queer Theorist / Dear Queer Poet, Installment...
Dear Queer Theorist, I was perusing Craigslist Missed Connections after weekly knitting group last night and I ran across one titled “Pro-style cocksucker, I-95 rest stop.” The ad described the cocksucker’s tattoo in detail; it was shaped like Wisconsin and below the left ear lobe. This is my husband. What do I do? Xo, Pat in Punxsutawney Dear Pat, If you will pardon the slight reproach, I find...
Hillary Clinton on Being Asked about Her Clothes
bostonreview: Interviewer: Okay. Which designers do you prefer? Hillary Clinton: What designers of clothes? Interviewer: Yes. Hillary Clinton: Would you ever ask a man that question? Interviewer: Probably not. Probably not. [Via UniteWomen.org; State.gov]
Ira Glass: A Love Letter in Three Acts →
Me, professing my love.