Outspoken

Here’s to Hoping My Love is Less Lethal

I got a new kitty last week, and if this one dies in less than five years I’ll know for sure I’m not meant to be a pet owner. The sadness I felt when my first cat suddenly died when he was four was surpassed by...

Boy Crush

Many of us take for granted our effect on other people, assuming our existence is a solitary one. A recent trip to my son’s school made me realize that I am a celebrity, not in the media world, but in the eyes ...

My Gender, My Pride

It seems nearly criminal to say that I’m a woman because I choose to be one, even as this statement is much truer to my experience than the more acceptable narrative that I was born trans.In all honesty, I ...

A Lifetime of Coming Out

A question I will hear for the rest of my life: When did you come out? To be honest, I come out often, sometimes with more ease than others, but oftentimes I feel like the metaphorical caterpillar that is tryin...

One Second Can Change Everything

I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and every decision we make is ultimately setting us up for our future on this earth. With that being said, we have choices with every decision we make. I...

A Sense of Self

I first want to preface that this piece is one that should come with reaction and feedback from my community, as it’s where I think I’ve learned the most over the years rather than trial and error. My husband a...

Free Ed Buck?

American society tried to convince me to hate my father based on a century-old lie, and it might have succeeded had I not learned more about who my mother was and remains. My parents’ romance began in 1977, a f...

Honk Honk! Atlanta’s Traffic Nightmare

I contend the issues with Atlanta traffic are 50 percent population growth, the other 50 percent self-fulfilling prophecy. Let me give you just a few examples.I was traveling along 285 East and had to jump ...

Too Young to Know Better

Recently at a dinner with my husband and friends, the topic arose on how young we were when we first had sex with another man. The four of us went around the table listing our ages and the ages of the men we fi...

The Sin-icle Men-istry of Jerry Falwell Jr.

LGBTQ Americans might want to start bracing ourselves for the possibility that our most significant contribution to this young century might not be an athlete coming out, a trans-themed show winning an Emmy or ...

Braving the Water

I pride myself on my dedication and efforts to be a good mother. However, I’m afraid I let Mr. Carter experience something that he really didn’t like … and I could have stopped it from happening.Over Labor ...