Outspoken

Piercing the Heart of Homophobia

South Fulton city councilmember Khalid Kamau tried to show some southern pride during a recent trip to New York City, but some folks in his hometown responded by suggesting he might be a pedophile. More troubli...

My American Horror Hotel Story

I have a good life. I’ve been fortunate enough to experience good friends, a loving family, and colleagues that have been incredibly supportive. But there is one major difference between me and most people in m...

Quarter Junkie

Everyone has a jar they use to collect loose change in the hope that one day they’ll have a bounty large enough to cash in big. I remember collecting change when I was in my late teens and early 20s. It wasn’t ...

A Letter to Those Who Still Support “45”

Being in front of a news camera for almost a decade has taught me to keep my thoughts to myself, especially when it comes to politics. I’m not sure if anyone else did this or still does this, but I would read a...

Locker Talk: Social Pressures Still Linger in 2019

Peer pressure is a constant battle that will never cease to exist. We face it as children, teenagers, and even as adults. As children, we all have a friend that dares us to jump from a high elevation. As teenag...

No Soap, No Bathing … No Bueno

I don’t smell!That was part of the headline I saw from The Guardian for a story that introduced me to people who chose to no longer shower or bathe. You read that correctly; these people have decided to liv...

Maricón in the Mediterranean

I went on a cruise around Italy, Greece, and Croatia last week, and was the only gay passenger aboard the ship (officially). There was supposed to be a cocktail mixer for LGBTQ cruisers one evening, but no one w...

Finding the Joy of Butt Pain

The last few months have felt like my bicycle gave me an STD. The discomfort and embarrassment I’ve experienced periodically since April has reminded me of some of the riskier eras of my life. I would go to a f...

Saying Goodbye

I’m not a fan of house-flipping shows. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve sat through many of them and am curious what the end results look like. However, what I don’t like is the idea of a home as just a building and th...

Clover: A Cat Rejected From Hell

Unlike people, unlikeable animals are hard to come by. From my experience, cats lack a sinister motive and the sense for a deliberate betrayal that humans often calculate. Meeting awful people is like seeing a ...

My Own Crazy Cat Lady

Ever since I saw Michele Pfeiffer overpouring milk into her cats’ bowls in her portrayal of Selina Kyle, better known as Cat Woman in Tim Burton’s 1992 Batman Returns, I’ve admired crazy cat people. Cats are of...