Harry Potter and the Conspiracy of Queers: Discovering Myself in Fandom and Roleplay

When I was fourteen, my friends—all of us with conservative, religious, Southern parents—used to smuggle makeup into school: lipsticks hidden in jeans pockets, little tubes of foundation shoved in their pencil cases. They’d apply their makeup in bathroom mirrors and purse their lips to kiss their own reflection. Growing up in a culture that was … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Conspiracy of Queers: Discovering Myself in Fandom and Roleplay