Happiness

Posted on 04 Mar 2016 at 7:30am

My mom died when I was young — 15. I didn’t know how to deal with it. I didn’t understand myself. I became self-destructive and got locked up for selling drugs. I was unhappy for years. It was more than 10 years before I actually started to get over losing her. Eventually, I became sick […]

The Republican SCOTUS gift

Posted on 26 Feb 2016 at 8:00am

OK liberals, the Republicans, in their infinite “wisdom,” have said they won’t consider President Obama’s nominee to replace Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. By taking such an approach, the GOP has handed liberals a golden opportunity — and shown their absolute stupidity, as they trip all over each other to enter the clown […]

After Scalia

Posted on 19 Feb 2016 at 7:35am

Politicians’ pledges to block the nominee — any nominee — are partisan efforts to block the will of the people who elected Obama With the sudden death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday, Feb. 13, the attention of the nation has focused like a laser on the court — its composition, the […]

Time to grow up, America

Posted on 12 Feb 2016 at 7:40am

Michigan’s new sodomy law highlights this country’s childishness about sex Most Americans understand that the 2003 Supreme Court decision we call Lawrence v. Texas ruled that sodomy laws in this country are unconstitutional. Specifically, the court ruled that intimate consensual sexual conduct is part of the liberty protected by the 14th Amendment. Justice Anthony Kennedy […]

Black history, black excellence

Posted on 05 Feb 2016 at 7:50am

Make change happen instead of being a line-item on someone else’s agenda   So. It is Black History Month, right? Do you care? Should I care? There is constant debate among white people — and even black people — about the need for a Black History Month. As someone who studies the lives of black […]

Calling out Creating Change protesters

Posted on 29 Jan 2016 at 7:40am

‘Rally’ outside event for A Wider Bridge was insensitive and anti-Semitic When I was a boy of 13, my grandmother took me to my first civil-rights demonstration to teach me about racism and social justice. She knew those issues well: Much of our family fled from the pogroms in Russia; others in our family perished […]

Liberty Ridge Farm: Faith or discrimination?

Posted on 22 Jan 2016 at 7:55am

  While I’ve never been there in person, Liberty Ridge Farm looks like a beautiful place, based on the photos on their website — lush green grass, handsome horses and goats, a rainbow of various flowers, hearty corn stalks taller than your head. It’s the kind of place a couple looking to get married might […]

Amend this!

Posted on 15 Jan 2016 at 7:45am

Texas moves into the 21st century when it comes to amending birth certificates One of the things that cis-people (those who have a gender identity matching their physical anatomy) seldom — if ever — think about is the little letter designating their “sex” on identity documents. When someone “comes out” as gay or lesbian, they […]

The outcasts do it better

Posted on 15 Jan 2016 at 7:40am

When it comes to parenting vs. not parenting, the heteros could learn from the LGBTs When it comes to parenting vs. not parenting, the heteros could learn from the LGBTs As an inhabitant of our heteronormative society, one can’t help but notice the passive-aggressive, ever-present battle between heterosexual couples with children and childless (by choice […]

Holiday vacation nightmare

Posted on 08 Jan 2016 at 7:50am

Misadventures of a gay traveler include flight delays, a missed ship, a gay resort and a broken ankle “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up.” That was me just before Christmas, on a public phone in the popular LGBT Blue Chairs Resort in Puerto Vallarta, after tripping and falling on the rooftop veranda floor. “Very […]