As much as I do not want to talk about politicians like DeSantis, Abbott, Lee, or Cox, I cannot stay silent about the effects that these shitheads are having on the mental health of young people and adults all across America. Let’s start with some statistics. But, even before I hit you with numbers, I’ll... Continue Reading →
Would You Walk a Mile in These Shoes?
This week's blog post is scheduled to focus on a current event. A good many events have caught my interest, and anyone reading this who knows me likely knows I have opinions on many of the topics that come to mind. I'm going to focus on the Respect for Marriage Act, the piece of legislation... Continue Reading →
Happy Pride 2021
My spouse, Jennifer, and I didn’t make it to NYC Pride this year. That’s partly due to the temperatures, which have us under a heat warning. It’s also partly because of the pandemic. We’re both vaccinated but still staying away from larger crowds. But it’s mostly because we are homebodies. You see, the only place... Continue Reading →
The Cruel Times We Live In
Today’s post will be my most political in a while. Effective today, April 12, 2019, the Trump Administration bans all transgender people from serving in the U.S. Military. (GLAAD debunks GOP myths about this ban here.) According to GLAAD, the LGBTQ media resource group, over 13,000 troops currently on active duty will be affected by... Continue Reading →
Two years ago today, a homophobe murdered 49 people and injured 53 others in Orlando. Today, I take this moment to remember those murdered and injured in the Pulse nightclub attack. I also reflect on the 32 killed in New Orleans at the Upstairs Lounge in 1973. Other deaths—like those of Harvey Milk, Brandon Teena,... Continue Reading →