“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
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.
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.
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"