Outspoken

The Soothing Nostalgia of Online Reminiscing

One of the inevitable conditions of aging is nostalgia, the yearning for the old days when you were a young, optimistic lad with the feeling you had all the time in the world to, say, win a bodybuilding competi...

The Real Virus

We are not OK. This is not normal. We all must acknowledge we are in a crisis, that we are in danger and that things are very serious. Things are not right. This is not how we are supposed to be living our live...

The Cause of the Protestors is Also Our Cause

The cause of the protestors is intrinsically linked with the cause for queer liberation. On the evening of the 4th of July, I went to a downtown Atlanta protest for reparations for racism. I went for a numbe...

Creep of the Week: Mark Chambers

I am thinking of changing the title of this column to “Dispatches from Hell,” because I truly feel like every week is just another barrage of awful news stories, most of them with Trump at the center. And SO MA...

Creep of the Week: Donald Trump

Welp, the Supreme Court issued its abortion ruling that everyone has been bracing themselves for and as it turns out... Wait, reproductive rights won? But Kavanaugh. But Gorsuch... But nothing. The Supreme C...

Creep of the Week: Roger Severino

Even if you know in your heart of rainbow hearts that the president of the United States and the cretins who work for him hate you, you might not realize that this administration is always busy working to furth...

Creep of the Week: Donald Trump

The Supreme Court has just ruled that LGBTQ workers are protected under federal employment discrimination law. This is huge. In another world we’d be celebrating this ruling at Pride festivals across the countr...

The Keys to Keeping Activism Alive

With so much passion for a variety of causes lately, I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about activism and keys to keeping it alive in your life for the long haul: There’s always bad news to find. If ...

Creep of the Week: Donald Trump

June may be Pride Month, but it is’t official any more. Not since Donald Trump became the president. He has never issued an official proclamation declaring June Pride month. But this year is different. Not d...

40 is the New 60 for Snapchat Chasers

My last boyfriend once predicted that my biggest fear would become my fate, and his forecast seemed all the more ominous because it felt accurate. Nothing since has re-routed me from that projected destiny, alt...

Finding My Inner Crazy Cat Lady

It’s been a sad time in my house during this pandemic. First, my 20-year-old cat, Akima, passed away in March and then two months later my mother, Millie Pete, departed as well. Not only have I had to process m...