Coming Out of the Psychedelic Closet
The demonization of psychedelic culture is not a social justice issue, and using the language of social justice is damaging to those causes. Reaction piece in Coming Out of the Psychedelic Closet conversation series.
You can’t expect to get equal rights unless you push for them, and you can’t push for them without first standing up and being “out.”
During an earlier era of psychedelic research, the 1950s-70s, some scientists believed that in order to ethically administer psychedelics to others it was necessary to first experience them oneself.
The risk of coming out as queer is grossly unequal to the risk of disclosing as a psychedelic user.
Psychedelic users and sexual minorities are both involved in the same struggle. We both represent a valid threat to the same obsolete control mechanisms. We are on the same team.
July 6, 2016
Discussions about psychedelics, identity, and disclosure inevitably provoke strong emotional responses. Neşe reflects on the conversation she initiated and the varied reactions that followed
In Sweden, Europe’s most LGBT-friendly country, admitting use of cannabis or psychedelics carries a big social stigma
You might imagine progressive drug laws go hand-in-hand with social democracy. It's not the case in Sweden.
You might think Jane sounds like an asshole, but she is really just a mouthpiece for widely tolerated values.
Here's some tips for having a transformative conversation over the holidays.
Isn’t it just as valid and meaningful for psychedelics to be used for diversion, entertainment, relaxation, and adventure?
I majored in physics at Princeton. I’m a lawyer who graduated from Georgetown Law. I clerked for a Federal Judge. And, of course, I had a positive, life-changing trip on LSD.
Presented at Psymposia: Envisioning a Post Prohibition World University of Massachusetts Amherst | April 18, 2015 Inspired by this talk, an […]