By Tucker Costello ’12
Lets talk about Putnam Den. The local bar and popular music venue has come under fire as a place where queer individuals of the Skidmore community feel unsafe. Recent personal and eyewitness experiences of homophobia, transphobia and bigotry inside the establishment have been addressed here at Skidmore through discussions at PRIDE and BARE but have now become a call to action through the Queering Putnam event planned for this Thursday. The announcement of Queering Putnam on SkidmoreUnofficial has raised more than a few issues with the event, it’s motives, and the victimization felt by members of our community.