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Thank you all for responding to our request for spooky queer recs! I can’t respond to every rec individually because I would want to look at all you recommended before I did, which will take a lot of time! But I will do my best to get to them all, and I have them in a spreadsheet.
I am sorry if I missed anyone, I am so grateful for all of you helping us out with it!
thank you for showing your support to asexuals, its really disheartening when an otherwise good source reveals theyre aphobic, proving theyre not really an inclusive or accepting lgbtq source
Of course. Truly, I believe this should be the standard, but I am glad we can be here for anyone who may need it when others are being so destructive.
We also always want to be better, so please do tell us if we have done anything wrong, or if there is anyone in history you think we should look at. Though we have gotten the chance to cover some asexual and aromantic people, I really would like to be able to cover more, so we are open to suggestions.
Hi! I am interested in writing an article, but I saw on your submission form you're not looking for anything focused on the United States. Does that mean you want to avoid general pieces on the US or you would not accept a piece about a queer artist/patron working in the US? The latter is what I'm interested in writing, and I totally understand if that's not what you're looking for–just didn't want to assume! Thank you for all the work you do!
Thank you for asking, unfortunately, if it is primarily based in the US in, either way, we aren’t really looking for it. This has one exception if the person you are looking to write about is an immigrant, we are up for it!
This policy right now is just because we have written about American folks many times, but there are a lot of countries that we haven’t even mentioned, which we are trying to rectify.
Did you hear about the documentary coming out? The Lavender Scare, based on the book of the same name by David K. Johnson.
Oh! That is so exciting! This is one of the amazing books that have been sent to us by our audience! It was a great read, and I will definitely be watching that, thank you for telling me!
hello! I'm curious what the book from the recent post of dedications is, the one to "all mardi gras lovers." Thank you!
It is called Mardi Gras! and is edited by Richard Wherrett! It is a bit of an older book, but I did a tiny bit of digging and found a copy for you online if you are interested! This is the cheapest one that doesn’t come from Amazon that I found!
Hi! I know I already asked some months ago but I was wondering if you are still looking for writers and if I could submit an article 🙂
Yes, we are, and yes you can! You can check out our rules here, but more importantly, you should know we are no longer taking articles based in America.
Any other country is fine, but we are attempting to cover every country at least once so if you have one to submit based on any of the countries below, we would really appreciate it!
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Congo, Republic of the
East Timor (Timor-Leste)
Micronesia, Federated States of
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
hey just a heads up, smalldarlinglesbian from the lesley gore famous lesbians post looks to be a terf
Thank you so much! We got a couple of messages to this effect, and are really grateful to have such a great audience that keeps us accountable. We deleted the post!
So thank you to everyone who sent in a message: @evergreenchangeling @the-grey-hunt @little-olliepop @drustan-is-uncertain
What’s the most unexpected info you’ve come across while researching?
Actually in our most recent article I came across something that really surprised me.
In Kenya the Nandi people had this tradition of two women marrying if one woman reached menopause or was widowed without any sons. This wasn’t the surprise, the unexpected part is that they still exist. So in a country where same-sex sexual relationships are illegal, same sex marriage is legal in this area.
You can learn why and more about this tradition here:
replied to your post “I love your texts about Kristina, and that she/they/he are refered to…”
But wasn’t Queen Elizabeth I also crowned a king or something so she wouldn’t have to share her rule? I might be wrong about this example, but I know that there was women we now call queens that were technically officially crowned King because of the difference in these roles and the power coming from them.
after a quick bit of research, I couldn’t find anything that spoke to that, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true. As we know all too well here, signs of people reaching outside of their assigned gender roles aren’t always the easiest to find. If anyone has any sources one or the other I would love to read them!
Have you thought about doing an article about the chevalier d'Éon? I think he could be an interesting historical character
This person might be among our most requested people to do an article on, so we will definitely have to at some point! But it may take a while, we have covered France numerous times, and are right now working to look at stories from the countries we haven’t looked at yet.