The Unsung Queerness of Green Day Lyrics
Green Day’s album ‘Dookie’ is a quintessential teen-angst record. It’s also very queer—something music critics failed to talk about.
Niko is a writer of transsexual experience, based in Toronto. Her work has been featured in SPIN, Paper, Bitch, Xtra and more. She lives with her fiancee, two cats and one dog. She is a Cancer.
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