Outspoken

Brazil on the Beltline: Buteco

You remember 1965, right? You couldn’t possibly be gay, you would later think, because you totally hated Barbra Streisand, who won a Grammy for the song “People” that year. I mean you were a bullied kid and, un...

Friendship in Transition

One of my heterosexual cycling buddies and I were sitting in my living room during Pride weekend when a towering, curvy woman appeared in my doorway. I smiled at the woman and she grinned back, a glint in her e...

Fortune Cookies & the Lotto Whisperer

You know this stuff can’t be real but you check it out anyway, just in case. If my fortune cookie prophecy is correct, things are about to look up.  I go to a hair salon where the stylist is a solo practit...

A Halloween Tale: In Praise of Orange

Last week, I sat in my office eating candy corn with a client. Created in the 1880s, it is one of the nastiest substances on the planet, but my client and I were using it as a means of mindfulness training. The...

On Brian “Voter Suppression” Kemp

I understand this isn’t a scientific question, strictly speaking, but stay with me on this one, because it’s a conversation we need to have. Do we have evidence that Brian Kemp is not literally the Devil? I don...

Ally in the South

Tiny chicks from the sticks can have enough brass to stand up for LGBTQ.

Kempt Unkempt

The mystery of wannabe governor Brian Kemp is the most important riddle in Georgia politics since “What’s Jimmy going to do in retirement?” Not that Kemp will ever be president, or win a Nobel Prize. Forget awa...

Reign of the Mean Boys

I happened to be wearing a pink shirt last Wednesday, which prompted an elderly co-worker to greet me with, “Happy Mean Girls Day!” He had learned about the fictitious holiday while watching “Good Morning Ameri...

Where are the Accolades for Ted Turner?

He is the reason I moved to Atlanta. He’s also a man this city owes an incredible amount to, yet I barely see anything around town with his name on it anymore. Ted Turner recently announced he has ...

The Family That Enables Together …

Before he was a multi-Oscar winner, Tom Hanks gained Hollywood fame through goofball flicks like “The ’Burbs” and “Joe Versus the Volcano.” In 1984, he starred in the fratboy classic, “Bachelor Party,” which ha...