Moving Closer to My Ancestors Means Letting Go of This Gender Binary

Moving Closer to My Ancestors Means Letting Go of This Gender Binary

Witnessing someone standing in both their queerness and indigenous heritage gave me permission to imagine new possibilities for myself. I didn't know if I was Two-Spirit or what traditions around queerness my ancestors may have had. However, beginning to ask these questions led me towards a deeper understanding of myself and how I want to move through the world.

My Faith in San Judas, San Sebastián, and the Queerness of the Church

My Faith in San Judas, San Sebastián, and the Queerness of the Church

In being able to confront the hierarchy of Catholicism, I reclaimed what was important to me—community and ceremony. I sought out others who wore rosaries and devotional bracelets to gay bars and who saw, like I did, the queerness within the rituals and iconography of the Church or those who playfully invented it.