Outspoken

Stinky Flying

It’s no secret I am not a fan of flying, yet I do it anyway thanks to the Xanax I have been prescribed for traveling since my transplant. But this last vacation out West proved the worst flight for many sober p...

Eating for the Soul

Like clockwork, my midlife crisis arrived when I turned 40. Watching all of my friends die from AIDS, I lived in a vortex of death and terror. At my therapist’s suggestion, I enrolled in a weekend workshop at t...

Setting the Tone for Your Day

How many times have you wished you could just start your day all over again when trouble takes over? Digging deeper, you may discover the root of the issue is that you have yet to design a morning routine that ...

Expiration Date

The conversation always starts with “hello” and “where you guys from,” but quickly turns into a picture trading war. I get everything from shirtless pics to x-rated dick pics taken from dozens of different angl...

HRC Doing Nothing Again

The Human Rights Campaign must learn to actually do something other than issue press releases announcing its positions on various federal judicial nominations. The group needs to do what this community used to ...

Cheers for Two ‘Super’ Men

Super Bowl activities are taking place across the street from my apartment complex this week, and one of my transgender friends has dreams of being the mistress in a sex scandal with one of the athletes on the ...

Vaccine Vindication Vacation

I am about to embark on a two-week vacation that I have been planning for months now. It’s a trip out West to see places I have never visited and spend time with friends I don’t get to see enough of. However, i...

Say “Yes” to the Rebound

It’s a Game of Thrones-style plot twist you never saw coming. You look down expecting to see a bloody cavity in your chest where your heart used to be. Breakups hit you on every level of existence; emotionally,...

More Than Just Friends

I’m unafraid to say I’m a very sexual person. I keep telling myself and others, it’s how most gay men function. I think many of us are afraid to admit it because we’re still scarred from decades of being pushed...

Hart Interrupted

Kevin Hart is the hottest black comedian of this era. He would have been only the fourth black person to host the Academy Awards which says a great deal about that American institution. The discovery of homopho...

Staying “Woke”: Surviving Political Chaos

If you’re reading this, congratulations! You’ve survived the rollercoaster that was 2018. As we get started on a new year, we reflect on the past and improving our future. These improvements tend to focus on he...