74: The Queer History of Halloween

By Your Queer Story

Today we’re back to celebrate the BIGGEST holiday in the queer world. A revered and honored tradition that dates back nearly a century. The “great gay holiday” as poet Judy Grahn once said referring of course to Halloween. We hope of course that you all have laid out your stockings and makeup and hatchets and best blood soaked nightgowns. And perhaps even drawn some inspiration from our episodes this past month. Whatever your weekend plans we hope they are devilishly delicious and stupendously gay. But before you don that crown or mask, take a moment to enjoy the history of how our people made Halloween the second most popular holiday in America. Rivaled only by Christmas - and who’s to say we don’t take the her first place spot next.

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