‘Don’t Re-Nig’ Bumper Sticker Proves Republicans Are Racists (Like We Didn’t Already Know That)

A photo of a bumper sticker on the back of a vehicle that has the Obama logo crossed out with "Don't Re-Nig in 2012".  "Nig" being short of what many Republicans and conservatives call our Commander-in-Chief, President Barack Obama. It has long been obvious to me...

My Life Online 2.0

I have a confession, I am an internet junkie.  There is something about the way the internet works, how it connects people from one side of the globe to the other, and how you can literally do anything just by typing and clicking. I...

Why Every Girl Needs A Gay

Gone are the days when a gay man is expected to marry a woman and live as if he’s straight, never mentioning the truth of how he feels, but there is still a long way to go before gay men are treated as equals...

Will Someone Please Ask Heterosexuals to Stop Making Gay Babies?

In regards to civil rights, North Carolina has decided to take more than a few steps back rather than forward. The GLBT people of NC have endured more out loud discrimination recently due to voting on Amendment One which happened May 8th. The people...

My Big Fat Legal Wedding

  My wife of three years and I are going to get married in New York next week. We have intermittently discussed going somewhere to get legally married, but have always decided that there is no point in going out of the way for it...

The Battle For America’s Soul

In apocalyptic times, people look first for a saviour. On paper, it looks like the United States is limping into its 57th presidential election in bad shape. Taxes are high, debt is the dirty word that no one can deal with, the mainstream media is...

Like Talking to a Brick Wall

In the very early days of my religious zealotry, I invited a Southern Baptist friend to visit one of the charismatic services at my Word of Faith church.  Like every baby Christian I was red hot for Jesus and out to save the world. ...

Out Is The New In

For me, the most important evolution in any GLBTQ person’s life is becoming comfortable in their own skin. We’ve come a long way from bullying and hate crimes and made coming out more comfortable than before. But as world leaders, advertising executives and pop...

America as Dystopia

Dystopian novels have been regarded as everything from warnings to prophecies to a rebellious but harmless form of entertainment which can make a big profit with teenagers. But sometimes it seems as if major political leaders have studied these books for tips.  In many...

Evolving

As June arrives and PRIDE celebrations begin I like to take inventory of my impressions and thoughts over the past years. Much like President Obama, my ideas on gay marriage have been evolving. As an out lesbian who identifies as both femme and queer the...