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How the Covid Shutdowns Launched a New Wave of Queer Community

Social isolation, pandemic threats, and the last year of Trump put a new emphasis on being authentically yourself

Photo illustration; sources: Jack Taylor, Amy Sussman, Sabrina Bracher, Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images

For the past five years, the members of the pop synth band MUNA, who toured with Harry Styles on his first solo run, identified as queer. They’ve deliberately avoided…




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Aria Bracci

Aria Bracci

I cover people’s creative expressions, whether it’s how they make money or how they make dinner. Published work at

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