John Besche

John Besche is a DC-based writer who reports on religion, urbanism, the confluence of the two and a little bit of everything in between. Follow him on Twitter @JohnBesche.

Inside the ‘Daddyhole’: The Popular Attraction Returns to Detroit's Dirty Show

Attention sexual citizens of Michigan: For the 23rd time, “Detroit’s cavalcade of carnality” promises to turn Motor City mad, for sexual freedom, that is. The Dirty Show is back at the Russell Exhibition Center where for a limited [...]

The NSFW Michigan Men of OnlyFans

No, not all queer OnlyFans creators live in Puerto Vallarta. Out of the more than 1.5 million OnlyFans creators, a sizable chunk of hotties are from right here in the Mitten, including some who are in the top one percent of all content creators.And [...]

Is the LGBTQ+ Community Really Welcome in Pure Michigan? Michiganders Question the Campaign.

“Welcome to Pure Michigan” reads the sign greeting drivers entering the Wolverine State.The license plate in front of them might read “GOBLUE” with a little “Pure Michigan” on the upper margin. Checking into a [...]

Detroit, Here He Comes: 5 Times Lil Nas X Delivered Earth-Shattering Queerness

Not very long ago at all, hardly anyone had heard of Montero Lamar Hill. One record-breaking first single, “Old Town Road” (the remix won him a Grammy), and an eponymous debut album later, the artist better known as Lil Nas X has already [...]

This Michigan Playwright Has Some Important Things to Say About Race, Queerness, God and Tupac. He's Finally Saying Them.

Emilio Rodriguez thought nothing of it when he handed a cache of unproduced scripts to an Ann Arbor artistic director four years ago. Rodriguez isn’t new to Michigan’s theater scene — he teaches screenwriting at the University of [...]