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Creep of the Week: The Republican Party

There is a lot to be worried about when it comes to the public health crisis we are currently in. The biggest worry is, of course, getting sick and dying. The second is getting someone else sick and killing the...

Ask Brian: What Are the Best Ways to Handle Anxiety?

One of the things that has been interesting during this time is the almost completely opposite counterbalance of struggles that I think people would generally identify with. For example, I suffer from chronic a...

Harvey Milk’s Fortuitous ‘Last Dance’

Harvey Milk would’ve turned 90 years old this week, although the pioneering LGBT activist and politician probably wouldn’t have reached that age even if he hadn’t been assassinated. While his death and the subs...

The Art of Language: Music’s Valuable Teacher

I was about 10 years old when music really entered my soul. That was the time when I would constantly replay songs to master the lyrics so I could stand in front of the mirror with a brush in hand, giving a pas...

Inspirations From a Drag Queen

There’s a problem with drag queens. Before I explain that, let me explain me. When I was five—in the ’50s—my mother took me to a psychologist in downtown Charlotte. I remember playing in a sandbox where I pr...

Observations From an Uber Eats Driver

I have been asked to share my experience as an Uber Eats driver during the COVID-19 pandemic—how it has affected me as part of the LGBTQ community. First off, I’m not a writer; I’m a more visual person. I do...

The Business of Advancing Equality

This editorial was written in collaboration with Chris Lugo, the executive director of OUT Georgia Business Alliance.  In the coming weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court will issue one of the most important rulings...

Creep of the Week: Robert Jeffress

In the past month you’ve no doubt seen headlines like, “Can your marriage survive the coronavirus?” or “15 Tips On How To Stay Married During Quarantine” or “Yep, we’re all fighting with our partners right now....

New Normal, New You?

Since mid-March, I’ve felt a bit guilty anytime I write a social media post that doesn’t make my friends cum. While many might cringe at my raunchy homosexual schtick during ordinary times, I’ve hoped my one-li...

Creep of the Week: Donald J. Trump

Currently trending political advice: Do not chug Lysol. Do not inject bleach. Do not smoke Clorox wipes. Also add to that list: Do not vote for Republicans. My God, what a sick and dangerous joke is this pre...