Skills & Education Presenter

Taylor Johnson, LPCC

It's a long time since The Best Little Boy In The World (1973) identified the phenomenon of perfection as a closet for gay men. With the popularity of Mayor Pete, we have seen this discussed more and more in the news. What does that say about the dominant culture, but, also, what does it say about the state and perceived safety of being openly LGBTQ, let alone kinky, in today's world. What have we won, but also, perhaps, lost with greater visibility and acceptance? We'll talk about outsider culture and assimilation and where leather, kink, pups, trans folx fit in this paradigm.