Desert Mambas Skates Circles Around Transphobia

Rachel Cholst
May 25, 2023
Rainbow Rodeo

Desert Mambas (Bailey Moses) counters transphobia with a tender song of affirmation and self-love. Referencing Leslie Feinberg’s Stone Butch Blues, Desert Mambas pushes back against the public’s assumption that they are a “failed man.” But Desert Mambas knows they are something even greater than any one gender identity: they are fully themselves, and they will present any which way they please.

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