Why is Halloween such a big deal for queer people?

It's a night when everyone is up for some misbehaving.

Why is Halloween such a big deal for queer people?

Wherever you are in the world, Halloween can be a pretty fun time of the year. Beyond being a great excuse to eat a load of candy, there’s fancy dress to be worn, and there’s generally some kick-ass parties.

Are you ready for some tricks and treats from our favourite time of the year?

Why is Halloween like a gay Christmas?

As queer kids, growing up we’ve generally had to hide a lot of ourselves – repressing our emotions and often our creativity. Halloween has always been that time of year when we’ve been encouraged to let our freak flag fly.

All bets are off when it comes to Halloween – you can dress up however you want, you can be whoever you want. A lot of drag queens will tell you that they started their drag careers on Halloween – it’s a unique chance to try new things.

Halloween is also a holiday that celebrates being with your friends and your queer family. It’s a night for partying and staying out late, there’s no expectation of having to sit down for a polite dinner, or hold it together while presents are opened.

Halloween is all about getting a bit loose, and letting go.

What makes a good Halloween costume for queer people?

Heading out to a Halloween party should involve a bit of thought and effort in the costume department.

However you’re celebrating, having some fun with dressing up and getting into character is worth investing some time in – even if it’s just for the likes from your Insta followers.

Technically, your costume should be a bit spooky, but there’s no denying that you’re also going to want it to be a bit sexy, if not down-right slutty.

Halloween is a fancy-dress challenge where less is definitely more.

Is Halloween a dating hot-spot?

Undeniably, Halloween is a good time of year to be getting amongst it in terms of dating.

Everyone’s going to be bringing their A-game in terms of sexy costumes, and the sense of liberation that comes with Halloween is likely to mean that you’re going to be open to meeting new people, to trying new things, to having a bit of fun.

The team at Gaydar are big fans of Halloween, and we’re here to help you connect with guys in your neighbourhood. Log-on and make sure your profile is up to date. Why not use the Adult Photos feature to road-test the reaction to the outfit you’re planning – this is the time of year to do it!