Outspoken

A Trés Trump Election

Clément works as a bartender at a local Paris café. He’s well read and finishing up his college degree in archaeology. Dashingly handsome, with a shiny vintage motorcycle, he fancies himself as a bit of a bad b...

As Seen on TV

Although our society increasingly feels like it is about to shatter, there remains bipartisan, cross-cultural unity in the paranoia many Americans feel toward LGBTQ folks. My social media timeline — which almos...

The True Definition of Pride

Dictionary.com defines “pride” as a “high or inordinate opinion of one’s own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing, conduct, etc.” As we celebra...

Remembering Pride Past

Somehow, I have nearly always found myself in the wrong place at the wrong time for Pride. But the year before I left home for college, I finally got a chance to march in the parade. I first attended Atlanta...

Our 46th President, Nancy Pelosi

Did that headline make you say, no way? Well, it’s very possible, and sooner than you might think. Four months, to be precise. If you’re wondering how this could possibly happen and how Donald Trump might very ...

Creep of the Week: Donald Trump

When I learned that Ruth Bader Ginsburg died I was eating these little peanut butter granola bites I really like. I immediately felt like I was going to be sick. I don’t think I’ll ever want to eat them again. ...

Creep of the Week: James Dobson

In the eyes of James Dobson and other leaders in the far-right corners of Christianity, Donald Trump can do no wrong. In a Sept. 14 column titled, “A Moral Alarm Against the Legislative Death March of 2020,”...

My Notorious RBG Moment

In the 1990’s, the U.S. Senate was attempting in every possible way to censor this new thing called the Internet. They soon came up with an idea to stop information that might be objectionable to a particular c...

Mourning RBG, Our Constitutional Bodyguard

I’ve heard the voice of death four times this summer: during farewell calls to my aunt and father figure who were in the last days of lives abbreviated by cancer, in the final goodbye from a friend who would at...

Living Through Tumultuous Times

When learning about history as a student, I often wondered what it was like to live in the most tumultuous times. Did people realize what was happening around them? And more importantly, why didn’t they do anyt...

Why Art and Film Matter

Have you ever been with friends and someone announces that these young gay kids don’t know what it was like back in the day and should be more respectful of their elders? I hate this, because it has been the...