When it comes to Queer Christmas, Santa is out and Satan is in. Halloween is the historic holy day for all-things LGBTQ, and this year’s best Halloween events are lurking right around the corner.
A queer take on Halloween
While the origins of Halloween involve a mix of ancient Celtic rituals and pagan customs, the queer roots of this autumnal tradition reach back to Drag Balls held in cities like New York and Chicago starting in the 1920s. Queer communities hosted many of these Halloween events, a holiday used to protect men and women dressed as the opposite gender from inspiring raised eyebrows.