Mystique and Villanelle each fight against a world that tries to limit their capabilities and desires. They inspired me to be brave by being myself.
On Friday, September 6, UBC hosted UBC Pride which featured resource booths, activities and performances. Before the event took place, many UBC community members expressed cynicism, considering the university’s recent track record with the LGBTQIA2S+ community. We sent a few writers to attend the events and share their thoughts.
“Queers and other marginalized folks often use aesthetics [...] as a way to challenge and transform,” Greer explained, stating that fashion, drag, and masks can act as significant tools of resistance.
I remember thinking, “This guy better have the greatest stroke game in New Delhi. Or at the very least, strawberry-flavoured lube and a comfy mattress.”
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