Mel Mystery is author of the book The Gay Guy’s Guide to Werewolves and Other Man Beasts, host of the Discovering the Male Mysteries podcast for gay and bisexual Pagan men, and publisher for the Alternatives HR website and journal that provides a voice for “alternative” sexuality and spirituality communities in Hampton Roads. Mel is also a regular Marscon attendee.
Mel’s research into connections between homosexuality and werewolves in mythology and folklore has led him to discover gender-variant deities with wolf and werewolf associations; shapeshifting warrior bands who practiced homosexual initiations; shamans who changed both shape and gender; gender-shifting trickster spirits; and historical werewolves tried for both werewolfery and sodomy. Mel’s research also investigates LGBTQ depictions of werewolves and other shapeshifters in modern pop culture.
Find more at: wwwmelmystery.com