Do I have to be an activist?

First, a meditation. A Litany For Survival For those of us who live at the shoreline standing upon the constant edges of decision crucial and alone for those of us who cannot indulge the passing dreams of choice who love in doorways coming and going in the hours between dawns looking inward and outward at […]

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Tough Questions: Can I Have A Family?

It’s 10:00 PM and my evening is winding down. I pick up my MacBook Air, my journal, and the book I’m reading (The Wisdom of No Escape). I’m not sure what my plan is: to read? To journal? To type? The light from the fire/heater against a comfy chair catches my eye. I sit in […]

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Tough Questions: Will I Be Healthy?

This Dispatch is part of the Tough Questions series. You can sign-up for Free Daily Dispatches to receive them all. Gay people get AIDS and die. Did anyone ever say it to me those exact words to me? Probably not. That is what the culture told me. Homosexuals are promiscuous, gay men get all sorts of STDs, gay people […]

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Tough Questions: Am I A Real Man

This Dispatch is part of the Tough Questions series. You can sign-up for Free Daily Dispatches to receive them all. My grandfather played semi-professional, my father was a varsity kicker before sustaining an injury that ended his ability to compete. My cousins played basketball, baseball, football. I was in Boy Scouts and had a chemistry […]

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Tough Question: Can I Be Cool and Gay?

Sure, I want to know what God’s intention is and what the Bible says and what my family will think. Of course. But there’s more to it, for me at least. Anti-establishment type as I might be, I want to be cool. Liked. Sexy. Popular. When I was growing up and coming into a realization […]

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Is this a faggot party? (or, Will I be uncomfortable, & Will I survive?)

This Dispatch is part of the Tough Questions series. “What is this a faggot party? Y’all a bunch of faggots. I wish I had an oozie, man I wish I had an oozie. You mess with God, you mess with me. Man, I wish I had an oozie.” A man yelled at a group of […]

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