Homophobia’s Invisible Workings

Or, why I changed my shirt

Photo by Md Salman on Unsplash

Yesterday, when we were driving home after a weekend at Dawgwoodz Camp — a gay men’s campground in Southeastern Missouri — we stopped at a gas station in Cherokee Pass and I changed my shirt.

I call that gas station the “Confederate Exxon” (it’s really a Mobil station) because they have two large racks of what can only be called ‘Fox News…