Outspoken

The Farts of Life

Everybody farts. Whether we admit to it or not, we are built to pass gas when necessary. For some, those moments can come at the most inopportune time. I grew up in a family that had the freedom to expres...

Lost in a Moment

It seems at every circuit party event I attend, I always lock my eyes on that one person lost in a moment of pure bliss, from the heart-pounding music and laser light shows beaming down from above them. It happ...

‘Old Town’ Rapper Rides to New LGBTQ Heights

The fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall Riots offered many promising LGBTQ milestones and ended with a test of how far we’ve truly come. There was so much goodwill on display throughout this year’s Pride seas...

Our Country’s Identity Crisis

Genealogy has been a hot topic for many years, the biggest beneficiary being ancestry.com. My sister has gone much further than looking relatives up online, serving as my family’s true genealogist for decades. ...

A Straight Disaster

I’m always one to adventure out into the world of straight bars and clubs just to see what I’m not missing when it comes to nightlife. I remember my time in college at the University of South Carolina where my ...

Appointment Disappointment

There is nothing more frustrating than going to the trouble of making an appointment and the service not be worth your effort. I think the rearranging of your schedule to make these appointments possible should...

This is Why We Have Pride Month

I hate confrontation. I absolutely hate it! In the midst of a heated exchange with someone, my heart starts to race and I sometimes even lose the ability to speak. It’s even more intense when I feel I’ve been d...

The Santa Claus of Stonewall

The marketing of LGBTQ Pride has become so strong that soon we won’t make it through Easter or Mother’s Day before stores erect rainbow-themed displays. While there’s a tinge of progress in Target having kiosks...

The Q-Tip From Hell

I have had my share of doctor visits. From being diagnosed with IBS as a seven-year-old, and then kidney failure at 27, much of the first half of my existence included interactions with those dressed in white c...

The Power of LGBTQ History

I figured I’d share a special story from my time as a reporter in Palm Springs. Each news station I’ve worked at has brought me one or two memorable pieces, but none of them beats this one. If you’re not aware,...

Standing Up for Our Bodies

Gay men have a reputation for worshipping fierce women, those who are bold enough to speak their minds and discard anyone who threatens to stand in their way. In this time of a renewed abortion debate, I think ...