Category Archives: Chase Dimock

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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Why Don’t You Come Up Sometime and Queer Me?: Reclaiming Mae West as Author and Sexual Philosopher

Why Don’t You Come Up Sometime and Queer Me? Reclaiming Mae West as Author and Sexual Philosopher By Chase Dimock We know Mae West as an actress, a sex symbol, a cultural icon, a comedienne, a master of the one … Continue reading

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Saint Turing: A Few Reflections on Gay Iconography and Martyrdom on the Occasion of Alan Turing’s 100th Birthday

Saint Turing: A Few Reflections on Gay Iconography and Martyrdom on the Occasion of Alan Turing’s 100th Birthday By Chase Dimock This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of British mathematician Alan Turing’s birth. In celebration of his enormous contributions to … Continue reading

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