Outspoken

In Defense of 2020

There may be one last epidemic to deal with during the final days of what is widely considered the most insidious year in human history: survivors’ guilt. Almost every morning of 2020 has felt like a freshly to...

Peak RuPaul

Economists have a term for when one arrives at the point of maximum production for a commodity. For instance, it has been said that as a planet we have already reached “peak oil,” meaning while continuing to dr...

Goodbye to 2020 and Trump

Writer’s block. It’s a real thing. I suffer from it more often than not, and when the Georgia Voice editorial team asked me to write a humorous, satirical column about 2020, I was stumped. What could I find fun...

Gratitude in the Midst of Anguish

Here’s the understatement of the century: 2020 was a difficult year. It was a year of loss, hurt, confusion, isolation, and darkness for all of us, myself included. It’s been the longest year of my life — the t...

Creep of the Week: Donald Trump

Sadly, Donald Trump remains in power and continues to do serious harm to the country every single day. Case in point: Trump is working furiously to make it easier and legal to discriminate against LGBTQ peop...

Creep of the Week: Franklin Graham

In case you haven’t heard, Donald Trump lost the 2020 presidential election. It’s over. Joe Biden will be the next Commander-in-Chief and not a second too soon. In fact, it’s scary that Trump has a lame duck...

Redemption for the AIDS Generation

Nearly 40 years after our nation told gay men their recklessness was to blame for the illness and death ricocheting through their ranks — a mindset that continues to traumatize a good number of us while still i...

Age and Loyalty

Hiroo Onoda was an intelligence officer in the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. Stationed in the Philippines, he was ordered to do all he could to hamper enemy attack on the island, and under no circ...

The Rainbow Railroad

What can you do when your homeland and your people — family, neighbors, colleagues, religious and educational institutions, judiciary, police, and the feared and uncontrollable extrajudicial gangs — despise who...

Beulah’s Day

“Lee-beeze … ? Non, monsieur, nous l’avons pas,” is the standard response here in Paris as I go from one specialty store to another, asking if they had “Libby’s pumpkin mix” in a can. This year marks our fir...