Jean Lusskintorytto: Why ‘riddled with local queer history?’

Published: 03-21-2024 6:06 PM

Modified: 03-22-2024 7:41 PM

The March 14 business brief about Many Graces Farm and Sub Rosa stated that these businesses are opening on a block “riddled with local queer history” [“Many Graces Farm to open Sub Rosa”].

“Riddled” means that something is damaged with numerous holes, such as a sign riddled with bullet holes. This is an offensive term to use in describing Northampton’s queer history and current businesses. A more positive and celebratory tone would be that these new, queer-owned businesses are welcome additions to a block rich in local queer history.

Jean Lusskintorytto


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