The Forward Roll

Country Queers: A Multimedia History of Rural LGBT Folk

Country Queers: A Multimedia History of Rural LGBT Folk

“I identify as a country queer, and… I think because it – it took me a long time to get here, as I’m sure it does for many people, of melding, or finding the balance, or – marriage [laughs] – between those two things.  Because they’re not always something that we’re taught or told or validated, that they can co-exist. And they can.” – Twig Delujé, 31. Pecos, NM – July 8, 2014

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Pride Float Update and My Opinion About The Future

Pride Float Update and My Opinion About The Future

So when we say values, if someone has the same basic values that all of us have, what are we really judging? As far as spiritual or religious concerns, I have one philosophy that applies for all of my friends; as far as I am concerned, that is between them and their maker and is not my, or anyone else’s, business.

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Our Bluegrass Community

Our Bluegrass Community

Growing up in rural Kentucky, I learned early on how important community is. It's a support system, an identity, a refuge, and the glue of which that holds it together may be geographical centered, a common interest, a shared belief, or a mutual cause. Within these communities you can learn, grow, expand, and while helping others do the same.

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My Gay Banjo: Making Noise and Looking Pretty

My Gay Banjo: Making Noise and Looking Pretty

West Philadephia-based queer country duo My Gay Banjo has been making waves in the country music scene for three albums now.

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Trixie Mattel: Getting Lucky in the Bluegrass of Kentucky

Trixie Mattel: Getting Lucky in the Bluegrass of Kentucky

I've got parts of me in Milwaukee
And I've got pieces in Minne, in St. Paul
And I knew that I got lucky in the bluegrass of Kentucky
But bluegrass, you don't love me after all
No, no, bluegrass, you don't love me after all -- Trixie Mattel, "Bluegrass"

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