Touch Isolation and Homophobia

American men, in an attempt to avoid any hint of homoerotic sexual touch, are foregoing gentle platonic touch in their lives. The implications of touch isolation for men’s health and happiness are huge.

A CONVERSATION WITH PUSSY RIOT AND STORM LARGE

By Shaley Howard, PQ Monthly

Russian punk band Pussy Riot is known for their outspoken resistance to President Vladimir Putin’s regime and infamous arrest for ‘hooliganism’ when they performed “Punk Prayer!” inside Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior in 2012, made …

Fight or Flight, Pt. 2

Michael J. This Ends Badly

By Michael James Schneider, PQ Monthly

When I woke up that morning, getting into a physical altercation with a bigot was the last thing I thought I would be doing. I had been puttering around my house when the word “faggot” …

Fight or Flight

Michael J. This Ends Badly

By Michael James Schneider, PQ Monthly

It was a long drive back to Portland that morning; I hit traffic at Tacoma and Olympia, so I was already tired. I had been in Seattle for a few days, and spent more time …