What is Third Cultured?

Third Cultured is an international politics and LGBTQ+ culture newsletter written by yours truly, Kyle Borland. To be a “third culture individual” means “someone raised in a culture other than their parents' or the culture of their country of nationality.”

Being a gay damn Yankee raised on military bases in Europe and educated in the Deep South, I check the “Third Cultured” box several times over, and I am intimately familiar with “the Greater United States” or – as it’s less affectionately known – “the American Empire.”

My goal is to create a community that cares about foreign affairs while understanding the unique role Queer people play in the US and the world-at-large. I hope that’s you!

Here are some of my most-read posts to give you an idea of what I write about!

Alex Morse and Gay Panic

American Puritanism rears its ugly head on "the Left" | #TC80

Nukes N' Queers

The world went Gaga | #TC79

Russia and China Think the US is Trifling

With bounties and genocide, the autocratic Great Powers jumped the shark | #TC76

A Call for Jubilee

In Celebration of Juneteenth | #TC73

Collective Grief is Un-American, Apparently

Memorial Day is more palpable than ever this year | #TC68

Queer the Census

Today is Census Day! | #TC57

Trump Started a War With Iran Tonight & De-escalation and Tension

Special Editions | #TC43

Grow the community!

My goal is to create a community that cares about foreign affairs while understanding the unique role Queer people play in the United States and the world-at-large. If that description makes you think of anyone, make sure to share Third Cultured with them!

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