Porch Beers - Issue 5 - Radically and Unapologetically Queer
Porch Beers issue 5 - January 2023
"There's gonna be a hefty CW list for this one. I talk about the great parts of being LGBTQ, but also the rougher aspects - homophobia, transphobia, misgendering, being disowned by my dad, mental health, death, suicide. I'm a critic of both capitalism and Christianity, much more prevalently than in previous issues. I hate that so much of the content about being gay and trans out there is just trauma-palooza, but it'd also be disingenuous to have this just be sunshine and lollipops."
Issue #5 is black and white photo copied and 5.5 X 8.5.
Elliott Stewart spent most of his life in Huntington, WV and surrounding areas, minus a few hiatuses. Elliott has been making zines since he was thirteen. These days, his writing is slice of life storytelling through a critical, personal-is-political lens. He's especially fascinated by the intersection of people's personal experiences with pop culture and "low brow" entertainment. Some of his influences include Harvey Pekar, John Hodgman, Hanif Abdurraqib, and Nick Hornby. He loves highlighting the Mountain State and Huntington in particular in his writing, from colloquialisms and a love of hot dogs to larger values like community and DIY.