Lazarus Nance Letcher (they/them) is a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at the University of New Mexico and a musician. Laz has written for Autostraddle, them, and QED. Laz's work focuses on transphobia's roots in white supremacy, Black and Indigenous collaborations for liberation, and queer diasporas.
This commentary originally appeared in Source New Mexico. For many queer and trans folks, Halloween was the one safe place we could express ourselves. It’s been that way for centuries. In 1848, Columbus, Ohio, became one the first cities to officially outlaw people wearing clothing that didn’t align with one’s assigned sex at birth, known […]