When I set out to write the history of the harness, I should have sensed the spiral of research I was about to be drawn into. As with much of queer history, I became fascinated with the gender and sexual dynamics at play in this history-behind-a-history. I seem to have a knack for pulling at a thread that leads to a whole gay-ass sweater.
This week we break it up a bit to talk about Uganda. Specifically, we’ll look at a human rights catastrophe of a bill that has made a zombie-like reappearance. The recently passed Sexual Offences Act has made a bad situation dire for LGBTQIA+, seropositive, and sex-working Ugandans.
Amidst the massive, pride-centric rainbow washing that happens all over social media – rainbow filters, rainbow logo changes, and more – there is a ton of censorship that still happens on social media platforms.
I came out as non-binary during quarantine; I am a part of that generation of gender discovery. The part of quarantine breaking that no one prepared me for is the daily misgendering. Queer spaces become even more sacred as we build up our skin to daily life again.
Monogamy has become the “default” in many parts of society, but the truth is, it is only one way of doing things. And when has that ever actually… worked? Join us in a think piece on polyamory and utopia...