Outspoken

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 ...

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...