Fri 31 Oct 2003
QUEER MYTH: a story, traditional or otherwise, dealing with supernatural beings, ancestors, or sheroes and heroes that celebrates the diverse gifts of all sexual minorities and the unique contributions to civilization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons while informing or shaping the world view of Queer folk.
One focus of this website is the rediscovery, reclamation, and retelling of our mythical stories. The shared stories of our heritage and history help make our community vibrant and bind our people together:
> Our Sheroes & Heroes: Throughout history, Queer folk have been generals, poets, musicians, artists, comedians, and much more. A mythical shero or hero is an exceptional historical or fictional figure endowed with some divine trait or sacred gift. These are their stories…
> The Queer Pantheon: Our tribe is populated by individuals from an extraordinary diversity of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The “Queer Pantheon” encompasses ALL spiritualities, faith stories, and religious communities. These are the stories of our gods…
The American Heritage College Dictionary defines a MYTH as: “A traditional story dealing with supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes that informs or shapes the world view of a people … by explaining aspects of the natural world or delineating the customs or ideals of society.” To learn more about myths, click here.
For our purposes here, I define QUEER as: “one who celebrates the diverse gifts of all sexual minorities and the unique contributions to civilization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons.”
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