rumblings of a current me

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IMAGE: Max Micallef

I am

right now. I am my truth and its change as a noun rather than the changes that occur as a verb. I am and happen to be multiple spectrums of identity rather than “identifying as” which is not identity at all, let alone what is inherent and then…

“They’re that political sex person”

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The best way to explain it is that I’m trying to navigate multiple different levels or sects of society. Specifically:

  • The general, or my immediate society’s social norms.
  • The queer community’s social norms.
  • The social norms of those who work in politics & government.
  • The social norms (or rightful lack…

“Everyone cannot be treated equally and equitably unless we are all treated equally and equitably.”

Candidate Mckayla Wilkes running for U.S. Congress
IMAGE: Candidate Mckayla Wilkes running for U.S. Congress — Courtesy of the Wilkes Campaign

True progressive movements maintain their dedication towards putting concrete action into the systemic issues that we cannot afford to neglect a second more. One of Maryland’s finest continues to step up to the plate in driving these systemic addressings home on the local, state, and definitely the federal level. …

A quick break from your regular broadcasting for a public service announcement… and some exciting personal news

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I have a quick PSA from my usual writing here on Medium to announce a decision I have made… which really isn’t a break at all from the topics I write about already.

My name is Max Micallef (they/he/she), I’m a Queer Rights Activist, a proud democratic socialist, and I…

The journey within a journey of living a sober, queer life

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Disclaimer: This article discusses topics including but not limited to different types of addictions, substance abuse as a whole, and various aspects/areas of mental health.

In a morbid humor type of way, it’s very ironic to tell people I stopped drinking at the age of twenty-one. Similar to a firefighter…

Asexual people have always existed, and we need to further validate them as part of our community

IMAGE: Asexual marchers at World Pride Parade Toronto 2014. Stanford lecturer Karli Cerankowski’s work has helped make asexuality studies a recognizable academic discipline —

Coming from a similar stream of thought as my pre-Pride Month reflection, I’m really excited to see how we as a queer collective are starting to address our inter-marginalization. In this case, the marginalization of queer people within the queer community itself. This towards specific queer identities themselves, and intersectional…

Spinning truths to excuse bad behavior doesn’t change the truth in your favor

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I recently published an article on how I believe it is all of our responsibilities, LGBTQ+ or not, to reject bigoted candidacies like Caitlyn Jenner’s run for Governor of California. One reply to it was a response that went along the lines of, “I agree, but…” which is already a…

I know I’m late to the game, but it was great without it

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I am not embarrassed at all. Deleting all of my social media over three years ago was the second best decision I have ever made for myself. Since then, all I kept was one… maybe two dating apps. I started this Medium account along the way and a Reddit only…

Views on what it means to be queer, our community as a whole, and how we move forward together

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Pride Month is just around the corner. After last year’s Pride events were canceled due to the pandemic, this is our first Pride back where vaccination rates are high, many of us queer folk will be able to come together again to celebrate who we are. Amongst the pain and…

Max Micallef

Democratic socialist Queer Rights Activist who is sexually liberated and uplifts mental health. Email me:

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