Friends and family of Joy Bannister and Trish Rook are delighted that the two ladies, both 61, finally pushed their beds together in the Denver, CO condo they’ve shared for 22 years. Bannister and Rook have been devoted roommates for as long as friends and relatives can remember.
When I was 17, every single day I wore an Old Navy boat neck tee and flared jeans. What a waste! After watching the first episode of Euphoria on HBO Max, I said, “That’s it. That’s what I want to be.” My partner, who was sitting in bed next to me, asked, “Addicted to opiates?” I said, “No! A queer teen with edgy fashion.”
It’s happening again. Your mom is constructing the world’s longest, most confusing sentence to talk about you without using a ‘they’ pronoun. You’ve traveled home for the holidays, and Lisa, a lovely 60-year-old from next door, spots you and your mother on a walk. She asks how you have been and your mother launches into a proud update on your various accomplishments.
‘Tis the season for longing looks, meaningful touches, and forbidden love. As we don our gayest and most impeccably tailored apparel, we celebrate the most wonderful time of year, Carol season. Though we watch Carol all year long, this is the time to go all out.
We decorate for Carol season with toy train sets and mid-century motel furniture. Snow, holiday trees, tinsel, and twinkly lights are also in keeping with the season. Traditional Carol season clothing include 1950s silhouettes, red holiday hats, and gloves. And some people go full Carol with a luxurious fur coat.
While the queer youth of today may not know, the elders of the community have spoken of Logo TV. A gay network, with some original shows and also reruns of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Queer As Folk with all the sex scenes cut out, so you never actually got to see Hal Spark’s butt.