Outspoken

A Second Chance at My First Real Life

In my last column, I talked about how I got married (to a woman), had two wonderful sons, then eventually found myself divorced. I have to say, it has the makings of a screenplay. But now, I’m faced with the re...

Finding Myself at 54

[My then-wife] made little remarks about gay people a lot. Sometimes, I think it was to see what I would say or how I would react. I found it easier just to ignore it.

Craig Washington: A reflection on Aretha

I am a child of the late 60s and early 70s. My people’s ongoing struggle for liberation was catapulted straight into the nation’s living room through newspaper headlines and evening-television bulletins. In hom...
Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: The worst phone tag partner to have

It has been awhile since I had the sense my body was about to take me in an unknown direction. I have had health issues a majority of my life, but had found respite these past few years. However, a recent docto...
Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee: Booty call-based interventions

The fewer secrets you have, the more people seem willing to give you theirs. An almost reckless candor about my marijuana use and promiscuity has made me a repository for disclosures that people are reticent to...
Patrick Saunders, Editor of Georgia Voice

Patrick Saunders: Goodbye, for now

When I came out about 15 years ago, I would read the local gay press and stare at the bylines, thinking about how rewarding it would be to write about the LGBTQ community for a living. Those writers were kind o...