Why are queer people so obsessed with witches and witchcraft?

Witches. Queer people don't just sympathize. They empathize.

Witches. Queer people don't just sympathize. They empathize. Promotional still from Dario Argento's "Suspiria"

Witches. Queer people don't just sympathize. They empathize.

Witches. Queer people don’t just sympathize. They empathize.

If you could be any famous witch, which witch would you be?

The Sinister Grand High Witch? Fun-loving Madame Mim?

Ask any gay man who his favorite witch is, and there’s a good chance he’ll have one at the tip of his tongue — or have so many that he won’t be able to choose.

But why is that?

The answer is right in front of your nose:

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