Mayor Pete and his husband, Chasten

Why It Never Mattered that Mayor Pete Wasn’t “Queer Enough”

From the moment that Mayor Pete became a viable candidate in the Democratic primary, I knew that my queer leftist friends were going to be sharpening their knives for him. He was, after all, everything that a certain kind of queer leftist despises: able to pass, middle class, annoyingly smart. Unfortunately, my prognostication proved correct, and in the last several weeks we’ve seen a…

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Ph.D. in English | Film and TV geek | Lover of fantasy and history | Full-time writer | Feminist and queer | Liberal scold and gadfly

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Ph.D. in English | Film and TV geek | Lover of fantasy and history | Full-time writer | Feminist and queer | Liberal scold and gadfly

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