From Maleficent to any role Vincent Price ever played, most villains are queer coded. I have always thought that is why, many assume that I am queer in some way, but I feel as if I need to come out myself. I am not queer coded, I am just a villain. I am happy that a marginalized community can connect with me, one who lives on the margins of the king’s precious society. But I hope they can accept me for who I am; an ageless, hell-bent horror.
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.
When Marlon McKee and Theo Jenkins matched on the popular dating app, Grindr, the two men had only one thought going through their minds: “Yeah, I guess.” McKee and Jenkins met last Thursday when both signed into the service in search of intimate company.
I am proud to be able to come out and say, “hello world, I am Pan-sexual. I am in love with the half-goat, half-man of Greek lore, Pan.” For years, I called myself Bisexual, but that wasn’t really it. Yes, he is both, a man and a goat, but he’s also a god… so that’s more than two things.