Queer Talk is a biweekly column written by Promethean staff writer Liam Strong. In his column, Strong dives into a variety of issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community.
On Pride Month When Pride Month Has Been Cancelled
Pride can only persist and continue if we elevate the voices of people of color, particularly in the queer community, because it’s the voices of those existing in multiple marginalized communities who are the most unheard.
On Gender Dysphoria and Finding One’s Own Name
I’m always learning more about myself. Learning to love oneself more, despite genitals that don’t coincide with my person, that are a hindrance if anything, that don’t portray who I really am.
On Why Nonbinary Individuals Can Still Have Beards, and Should
A good friend of mine, another nonbinary individual, has worn a beard for as long as I’ve known them, going on four or five years now. Of course, without prior knowledge, most people will denote us as male, using he/him/his pronouns, and think nothing of it.
On My Friends Jokingly Saying “Faggot” in Conversation
There’s harmful diction, and then there’s the normalization of said diction.
On Why Saying “No Homo” is Perpetuating Homophobia
The language of hate, though, is learned socially. And by equal remark, can also be unlearned.