Opinion: Sex Magic and Collective Shame

As a gay man who has enjoyed a rich and varied sex life, I can tell you that this was certainly not the first time that someone has tried to slut-shame me, but it was the first to do so in a book review. (So, give them points for creativity, I suppose.)

Column: Becoming the Queer Ancestors

I call the queer ancestors the Rainbow Dead. This term specifies their special place in our collective histories as well as in our spiritual practices. Ancestors need not be of our blood in order to be potent allies in our lives and work. It just takes us getting to know them, and a recognition of the work that they did to lay a foundation upon which we today may walk.