Category Archives: Chase Dimock

Letting the Meat Rest: A Conversation With Poet John Dorsey

Letting the Meat Rest: A Conversation With Poet John Dorsey By Chase Dimock . If you pick up a copy of Letting the Meat Rest, hoping to find tips for juicy pork chops, luckily, John Dorsey’s got you covered: a … Continue reading

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Growing up on the Island of Misfit Toys or: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer as a Queer Allegory

Growing up on the Island of Misfit Toys or: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer as a Queer Allegory By Chase Dimock . (Note: This a reposted and edited version of this article originally published here in 2013) . The Misfit Narrative … Continue reading

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Different From the Others: LGBT History Month and the Almost Century-Old Legacy of an Early Gay Rights Film

Different From the Others: LGBT History Month and the Almost Century-Old Legacy of an Early Gay Rights Film By Chase Dimock   October is LGBT History Month, and this year it is as important as ever to study our past. … Continue reading

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Snuffleupagus as Depression: A Conversation with Poet Daniel Crocker

Snuffleupagus as Depression: A Conversation with Poet Daniel Crocker By Chase Dimock   If you ask Daniel Crocker how to get to Sesame Street, he’d point you toward a twisting road of manic depression, frustrated desires, and existential malaise. In … Continue reading

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As It Ought To Be Announces New Managing Editor

We here at As It Ought To Be are honored to announce that Chase Dimock will be assuming the role of Managing Editor. We suffered a great loss this spring with the passing of Okla Elliot, our Managing Editor of … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders’ Gay Pride Day Proclamation and the History of LGBT Advocacy

Bernie Sanders’ Gay Pride Day Proclamation and the History of LGBT Advocacy by Chase Dimock The above image is of Bernie’s declaration of a “Gay Pride Day” in Burlington, VT in 1985. I was born in 1985, which means that … Continue reading

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Growing up on the Island of Misfit Toys or: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer as a Queer Allegory

Growing up on the Island of Misfit Toys or: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer as a Queer Allegory By Chase Dimock The Misfit Narrative and Queer Youth The narrative of the misfit character struggling to find his place in the world … Continue reading

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