Whenever I talk about myself to my friends or gf I like to think I’m very goth but I don’t know that I really consider myself part of the sub-culture. In the same way that I’m attracted to witches/witchcraft, I found certain elements of goth culture & aesthetic that resonated with me as I was coming to terms with my identity. Following queer folks who were open about their identity/sexuality helped me eventually figure out that I was trans, and they would often express themselves in goth/punk art & fashion so it was something that stuck with me.
So though you might find me describing myself as a goth-y witch it’s less that I feel a particular connection to the wider culture of any one group and more that the small queer/lgbt+ groups I’m in find certain ideas from the likes of goth culture empowering and helpful in feeling more comfortable in our bodies. The same way one might identity as a furry without necessarily wanting to go to furry conventions, etc etc.
As an aside, I just got a nice set of tarot cards a few days ago and I’m excited to start using them in a little morning ritual.