One step forward, two steps back


I really hadn’t intended on writing another post about gay issues for quite some time. Yet, a confluence of things the past few days makes it difficult not to write about what’s happening that has an effect on me. This past weekend, I got my first credited byline in the newspaper I work at. It…

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Gay in the locker room and beyond


In some ways, I was the typical small-town kid. I played tee-ball with a rec league. That morphed into soccer. I played football, soccer and basketball in high school. Ran track as well. Wasn’t the best at any of it, but enjoyed the idea of camaraderie and trying to make myself better. I also started…

Life and death


The kind woman greeted us at the entrance of the funeral home last week. She directed us to the area of the memorial service being held for a friend of B, my partner. Interestingly enough, it was in the same “chapel” that had a placard out front its doors for someone who appeared to be…