Outspoken

Creep of the Week: Mike Pompeo

I’m in Philadelphia visiting my sister and apparently during my trip there were Nazis marching here and chanting “fuck the gays.” Ah, America. Meanwhile, people are debating whether or not “cancel culture” i...

Creep of the Week: Michael Heath

Corporate America, man. Who knew they had the power to do seemingly impossible things like getting the Washington football team that uses a racial slur as a goddamn mascot to change its name? I mean, the team h...

The ‘Cancel Culture’ Con

A phony pandemic has swept across our country in 2020, one that allegedly can strike anyone at any time, although you couldn’t name more than a handful of actual victims. It’s supposedly a novel malady, but it ...

Reaching the Big ‘L’ in the LGBTQ Market

I was asked to be part of a collaborative project with a local PR firm that focuses on the importance of women and their spending power when it comes to advertising. My contribution would incorporate the voices...

The Soothing Nostalgia of Online Reminiscing

One of the inevitable conditions of aging is nostalgia, the yearning for the old days when you were a young, optimistic lad with the feeling you had all the time in the world to, say, win a bodybuilding competi...

The Real Virus

We are not OK. This is not normal. We all must acknowledge we are in a crisis, that we are in danger and that things are very serious. Things are not right. This is not how we are supposed to be living our live...

The Cause of the Protestors is Also Our Cause

The cause of the protestors is intrinsically linked with the cause for queer liberation. On the evening of the 4th of July, I went to a downtown Atlanta protest for reparations for racism. I went for a numbe...

Creep of the Week: Mark Chambers

I am thinking of changing the title of this column to “Dispatches from Hell,” because I truly feel like every week is just another barrage of awful news stories, most of them with Trump at the center. And SO MA...

Creep of the Week: Donald Trump

Welp, the Supreme Court issued its abortion ruling that everyone has been bracing themselves for and as it turns out... Wait, reproductive rights won? But Kavanaugh. But Gorsuch... But nothing. The Supreme C...

Creep of the Week: Roger Severino

Even if you know in your heart of rainbow hearts that the president of the United States and the cretins who work for him hate you, you might not realize that this administration is always busy working to furth...

Creep of the Week: Donald Trump

The Supreme Court has just ruled that LGBTQ workers are protected under federal employment discrimination law. This is huge. In another world we’d be celebrating this ruling at Pride festivals across the countr...