Anthropology

Why we’re starting the conversation around queerness and psychedelics

“…give more space and voice to these groups to decolonize knowledge, to invert the biomedical narrative that is hegemonic in the field of psychedelic science.” -Bia Labate, PhD

It’s been more than three decades now since Steve Silberman came out as the first gay deadhead in Grateful Dead Magazine Relix. Around the same time, he joined the first publicly gay deadhead group, called Queers for Weir (named for Grateful Dead founder Bob Weir), in the San Francisco Pride Parade. Amid all the revelry and marching, a middle-aged man, overjoyed, came running up to them with a camera and asked if he could take their picture. “I’ve been waiting for this my whole life,” he said. That man turned out to be the Dead’s legendary longtime manager Jon McIntire.

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Why we’re starting the conversation around queerness and psychedelics
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