Mormon meets the eye

25 Jun

Salt Lake City drag icon and activist, Sister Dottie S. Dixon.

Salt Lake City drag icon and activist, Sister Dottie S. Dixon.

Bully blogger Lisa Duggan writes on the surprising spike in queer activism in Utah post-Proposition 8 in The Nation: “What’s Right with Utah.”

Last fall I lived in Salt Lake City. As a leftist and New York City dyke, I had expected to find a conservative city and a quietly assimilationist gay community. Instead, I was repeatedly blown away by the progressive politics and outright queerness of the capital city, which is about 40 percent Mormon. Read more …

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