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Let Your Freak Flag Fly

GIVE ME YOUR fearsome ghouls and your flaming gays, your slutty zombies and your zany queens, for it is time for Halloween.

Halloween isn’t just a holiday for LGBTQ people—it’s an institution. But why? Sure, there are the obvious parallels. Many queer and trans kids grew up having to wear a mask, and to many of us, every day was Halloween until we opened those closet doors. We

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