The west was always queer. Much more so than you’d think. From unapologetic lesbians paving their own path to trans folks looking for freedom to the gay cowboys just searching for love, beneath the sands and dry earth lay the stories of LGBTQ folks waiting to be remembered. But while that history is full of love and power for some, it is also a legacy of pain, struggle and the ramifications of settler colonialism for others. Come learn with me!