What Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero’ Means To The Young, Black & Queer: A Coming Out Story
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In May 2019, I went home to Columbus, Ohio to visit my mother. It was her 60th birthday, but I didn’t just come home to celebrate her. I was also there to finally begin the process of relieving myself of the shackles of assumed heterosexuality by letting my mom in on the fact that I am queer. Maintaining the illusion of being straight was making me extremely unhappy and my art bland as hell. My queerness, like my Blackness, is one of the best parts about me. It’s the lens through which I move my...

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