Finding Leo: Back to the Beginning

By Leo Bancroft, PQ Monthly

Coming out as trans, starting with my own self-realization on March 26, 2013, was both terrifying and liberating. Of course, I told Daniel first. A friend of many years, he is the one I call when …

Last Year’s Best Coming Out Stories

By TJ Acena, PQ Monthly

I’ll be honest, I don’t follow a lot of entertainment news (yes, I’m one of those people), so when I stumbled across Towerload’s list of “powerful coming outs of 2013,” I didn’t realize how many famous …

Brittney Griner and the Power of Coming Out

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By Shaley Howard, PQ Monthly

On April 15, All-American Baylor center basketball star Brittney Griner was the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft by the Phoenix Mercury. What seemed more monumental to me however was …

Ponderlust: January/February 2013

Stepping into the sky
By Erin Rook, PQ Monthly

I am sitting on the bedroom floor, tarot cards spread out in front of me. I’m not sold on this approach to knowing, but I figure if anyone’s capable of reading my mind …

Jodie Foster and Coming Out’s New Normal


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By Belinda Carroll, PQ Monthly

I don’t know about you kids, but I came out in the ’90s when to “come out” was a verb in capital letters. Conversations back then were a quiet reverence for people ballsy …