Unicorns are everywhere. Especially anywhere you find the LGBTQ community.
According to Jamie Wareham at Gay Star News, unicorns have become the pride outfit OTY. (He’s obsessed. GSN even has unicorn tote bags!)
Sacha Coward is a community manager at the National Maritime Museum in London (as well a mermaid hunter) and has quite an affinity with mythical creatures too. Sacha says they draws queers everywhere to them,
“Unicorns, mermaids, fairies and other beings that mix and combine features have long become popular with queer people.
One reason may be that LGBTQ+ people feel like they only half belong, that they are not quite of this world and their existence seems to blur the lines between societal norms of masculinity and femininity.”
Therefore imagined creatures that are ostentatious with mystical powers and with bodies that mix and match real and unreal are instantly relatable.“
A recent project The Unicorn Scale has been measuring the quality of bi representation in film and TV. Talia Squires says many in the bi community have chosen unicorns as a symbol for multiple reasons
“Many still tell bisexual people they don’t exist, so the unicorn allows us to play with that stereotype. And have a little fun with it in the process.“
Unicorns ARE fab – just like queer people, plus they deliver rainbows around the world.
Wowlbrity and Slick It Up‘s David Mason Clopecki has achieved icon status as “Unicorn Boy” referenced in RuPaul‘s 2014 tweet,
“Always be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn. Then always be a Unicorn.“
Can I get an amen!?
— JamieMusical (@JamieMusical) July 4, 2018
(via Gay Stay News)