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Lazarus Nance Letcher

Lazarus Nance Letcher

Lazarus Nance Letcher (they/them) is a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at UNM and a musician. Laz has written for Autostraddle, them, and QED. Laz's work focuses on transphobia's roots in white supremacy, Black and Indigenous collaborations for liberation, and queer diasporas. Laz's work with Stages of Tectonic Blackness will be featured at NMSU's art museum this winter.

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Fighting anti-trans legislation is suicide prevention

By: - March 24, 2022

I’m trans. This year I turn 30, and my teenage self would be beyond surprised — not just at the joys that fill my life, but the fact that I’m alive at all.  I’m part of the last generation that didn’t quite have the language for the feelings that flooded us as kids. I didn’t […]

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Queer Halloween saved lives

By: - November 2, 2021

For many queer and trans folks, Halloween was the one safe place we could express ourselves. It’s been that way for centuries. In 1848, Columbus, Ohio, became one the first cities to officially outlaw people wearing clothing that didn’t align with one’s assigned sex at birth, known at different points of history as cross-dressing, drag […]