Tommi Avicolli Mecca's Blog – October 2016 Archive (2)

Halloween IS a gay holiday

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Halloween has always been a gay holiday. 

The reason is simple: it was the one day of the year when queers could be ourselves without risking our necks. 

Once upon a time in a universe not that far away and certainly not that long ago, life was a hell of a lot tougher for queer and trans folks than a lot of young people today can ever imagine. Not only weren’t there laws protecting sexual and gender identity…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on October 30, 2016 at 12:34pm — 3 Comments

My annual rant against Columbus

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

I hate October 12.

It’s the day I’m supposed to wave la bandiera d’Italia, the Italian flag. I'm proud to be southern Italian, which means, in many cases, being mixed blood, witness my mother’s maiden name “Mecca.” That’s what happens…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on October 6, 2016 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

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