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An image of a snowy road outside of Edmonton, AB. The road has been driven on, with snow pushed to the sides, but the snow-covered field is smooth, unmarred by footprints. Telephone poles are visible in the distance. iPhoto caption: A prairie snowscape just outside of Edmonton Alberta. Image courtesy of Makram Ayache.

A Portrait of Shame: How The Hooves Belonged to the Deer Reckons with Religious Domination of the Queer Spirit

“Where does a queer, sort-of-Muslim, brainwashed-ex-evangelical-Christian teenager find themselves in adulthood?”

By Makram Ayache / Mar 23, 2023
Mathias Miranda / CC BY 2.0" data-tippy-arrow="false" tabindex="0">iPhoto caption: Teoria. Photo by Mathias Miranda / CC BY 2.0

Making Words Sing

Our world overflows with songs. Many of us live our lives with songs pumping into our ears; we walk, run, drive, fly, work, play, and love to songs.

By James Rolfe / Mar 26, 2018

Sitting in the Dark

The pamphlet showed a young contemporary James Dean–style figure, leaning on a wall in a cool, loitering pose next to an electric guitar. It read: “Christ Embassy Church: God believes in YOU!”

By Will Greenblatt, Illustration By Kris Noelle / Feb 24, 2017
Unholy iPhoto caption: Barbara Gordon, Bahareh Yaraghi, Niki Landau, Blair Williams and Diane Flacks in Unholy. Photo by John Lauener.

Is Religion Open to Women?

Like almost every leftie Jew, progressive Muslim, or lapsed Catholic, I come by my mistrust of religion honestly.

By Diane Flacks / Jan 20, 2017