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LGBTQ People MUST Focus on Their Mental Health

While people from all walks of life are subject to mental illness, LGBTQ lives are much more commonly impacted by it than those of their cisgender, straight peers. Everyone needs and deserves to take care of th...

Sing Them Out

First, we want to shout out 2019 as the 50th anniversary of the creating of the Georgia Gay Liberation Front. Five weeks after Stonewall, the catalyst for the GGLF was the August 5, 1969 police raid on the A...

The Science Behind Heartbreak

Heartbreak is a universal and natural response to grieving the end of a relationship. It’s a dreadful experience that makes your day to day life a fog, and you feel that your world is caving in with every step ...

Coping with Loss: Sean and Neon’s Story

Good memories and a handful of passionate songs are what get Neon Douglass through the tough moments of his life. After losing his husband, Sean Lanoue, to Cancer last year, even the most upbeat songs harbo...

The Carousel Capital: Binghamton, New York

Binghamton, New York is the centralized city of Broome County. The area consists of neighboring towns Vestal, Endicott, Maine-Endwell, and the village, Johnson City. The weather in my hometown, Binghamton, is l...

Minnesota Musing

… on such an autumn’s day. *** Every autumn, when the leaves offer their first suggestion of their turn toward death, when the morning air alludes to the coming winter, I always remember my escape...

Adventures in the Mile High City

In three hours’ flight time, you’re suddenly peaking out at the Rocky Mountains, a chain that’s usually snow-capped and gorgeous, gleaming majestically as they do on so-inspired Coors’ cans. As you touch down, ...

The City on the Sound: Seattle

Even though it wasn’t raining — and I’d been informed that it’s “always raining in Seattle” — water beads slid along the train-window lazily as I stared out into the lumberyards of SoDo (South Downtown). I was ...

Atlanta Pride: Great and Growing

There’s a lot to celebrate this Pride season. Pride organizers are nearly halfway through an ambitious five-year strategic plan they hope will create a more active, diverse, and fiscally stronger Pride organiza...

Local Actor Scores with Amazon’s ‘After Forever’

I recently sat down under editorial impetus to watch “After Forever,” a short-form Amazon Video release whose first season has a total running time of 88 minutes (roughly 11 minutes per each of the eight episod...