An Open Letter to Trump Supporters

Congratulations. Your candidate won. In lieu of this, I hope you’ve prepared a speech to the women, LBGTQ+, and minorities in your life as to why they don’t matter. Countless times, to be President, Trump has painted himself as a misogynist, saying things such as Read More …

FILM REVIEW: The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again!

I have been asked repeatedly about this remake of Rocky Horror since the project was first announced back in the Spring. My Rocky credentials are a mile long: eleven years of going to live shows, five years of performing with local shadow cast, Transylvanian Lip Read More …

[Preview] Pansy Division, Quite Contrary

Twenty-five years after they first burst onto the burgeoning queercore scene, Pansy Division shows that age doesn’t stop a kick-ass rock and roll band with their new album Quite Contrary. Lead by Jon Ginoli on vocals and guitars and backed with Chris Freeman on bass, Read More …

Out, Loud, and Twangy Proud: A Night of Queer Honky Tonk with The Anointed and Lavender Country

On a hot July evening, I put on a borrowed blue leopard dress and got in my beat-up grey Nissan with my romantic partner in crime Millie and our mutual friend Rabbit, and headed down to Bloomington to a joint called The Back Door to Read More …

Walt’s Soapbox: Breakdown on the Rainbow Road

“Move over for a damage case…” –Motorhead I had done two rallies back-to-back, and upon getting home from work, I saw that SB 66, the “Super RFRA” bill, died in committee at the statehouse yesterday. And then I immediately switched to the live feed of Read More …

Walt’s Soapbox: The Governor’s Short-term Memory Loss

I want you to think back.. To a long time ago.. Say, ten months back. To March 2015. I know it’s a hard time to remember. It was ages ago.. Well, back in those days, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed Indiana SB 101.  Known as the Religious Read More …

Walt’s Soapbox: The Revolution Will Be Freaky

On a hot June afternoon at the Indianapolis Pride Festivities, an unlikely alliance emerged from the endless throngs of rainbow-decked spectators. At a little booth tucked away in the back, the members of the Indianapolis Socialist Party were passing out literature to the crowd, trying Read More …

Walt’s Soapbox: My (Heathen) Generation

Recently, there was a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center and the results were rather surprising. Christianity is down eight percent, folks, going from 78.4% in 2007 to 70.6% today. But the biggest drop occurred amongst the Millennial Generation (my generation), with up to Read More …