Coming Out of the Psychedelic Closet



Psychedelics and Identity Politics

Neşe Devenot
May 3, 2016
The decades-long “War on Drugs” has created a situation in which the use of psychedelics is a social justice issue.



Why I’m Staying In 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.

Out Yourself

Julie Holland
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.”

The Psychonaut’s Dilemma

Albert Garcia-Romeu
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.

Coming Out in Solidarity

The Teafaerie
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.



Coming Out of the Psychedelic Closet: Final Thoughts

Neşe Devenot
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

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