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Speaking Words: An Interview with Walter Thomas Beck III

Queer Revolution.

Walter Beck about how performance poetry is an electric force that is returning the art form “to the bars and the gutters”.

“Everybody has something to say and a story to tell, we all have passions, dreams, heartbreaks. Poetry is the tool that allows everybody to speak.<"

24 Hours of Madness

The Strange Story of What Happened When Sullivan County, IN Ended Up in the National Headlines.

Walter Beck writes about what happened the Christians of Sullivan County wanted to ban gays from the prom in the name of Jesus. Supposedly.

“The Westboro folk made their grand entrance to the fine city of Terre Haute with the heiress herself, Shirley Phelps-Roper taking center stage, with four signs in her hands and a couple of inverted flags tied around her waist (the American flag, Rainbow Flag and I do believe I saw the Vatican flag as well).”

LGBT History Month Heroes – Day 9

Terri Cole, by Walter Beck.

To celebrate LGBT History Month, 2013, Polari is publishing a daily series of LGBT Heroes, selected by the magazine’s team of writers and special contributors.

“Terri has had the drive and passion to raise the Pride Flag high here in the heartland of America.”

Our LGBT Histories: Music – Day 8

Jefferson Airplane, ‘Volunteers’.

To mark LGBT History Month, 2013, Polari asked its contributors to recall a song that had an impact their own stories.

“My brother had me listen to Jefferson Airplane with the magic words, “Dude, trust me, this is cool”. Even though at the age of nine, the concepts of the ’60s social revolution eluded me, the music still stuck in my head.”