Metro Weekly

Columns

  • Evolving Identity

    In the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, his acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, 35 LGBT groups joined a ''call for justice.''...

  • Seeing Trayvon

    The man who stalked and killed Trayvon Martin is cleared of all charges, and a flood of disbelief and outrage pours across my computer screen:...

  • Everyday Racism

    Since Saturday, when George Zimmerman was found ''not guilty'' of murder or manslaughter for killing Trayvon Martin, there has been outrage from the African-American community....

  • Card's Game

    One of my few hard and fast rules of life is ''Always bring a book.'' It fills up all those interstitial moments in life spent...

  • Protecting Our Pink Planet

    There are a couple companies I avoid simply because my polite letters regarding dreadful customer service went unanswered. Although I steer clear, I've never asked...

  • Uneasy Alliances

    As the fight for marriage equality continues in the states, the forces of social reaction redouble their efforts to brazen their way past the fact...

  • Good Times, Bad Times

    Following last week's big win on marriage in the Supreme Court, gays and lesbians across the country can be excused for indulging in a victory...

  • Beyond DOMA and Prop. 8

    Last week was an unforgettable moment for our movement, our country, and the pursuit of justice. We witnessed history – history made possible by the...

  • DOMA Goes Down

    It's not often you get to see a wave of joy wash across the Internet, so the first few minutes after the Supreme Court announced...

  • My Dreams Matter

    I am an American. I speak and write English. I've gone to American schools, grown up with American friends, and pledged allegiance to the American...

  • Obama's Tiresome Rhetorical Trick

    We all have our rhetorical tics and tricks. For example, mine include the excessive use of clauses such as ''however,'' ''actually'' and ''for example.'' I...

  • Turning Point Reached

    When some of us say the LGBT movement has reached a turning point, others object. We are not finished, they say, confusing ''turning point'' for...

  • Diversity and Unity

    I am originally from Usulután, El Salvador, where I founded Mi Nueva Familia, a working group for fellow transgender women living with HIV. Almost four...

  • Family Affairs

    For last year's Capital Pride Parade, I brought along my 12-year-old nephew. So in the interest of equality, this year I brought along my 12-year-old...

  • Statutory Sunshine State

    As a former Floridian, I went into the Capital Pride weekend feeling particularly proud of Hillsborough County, Fla. On Wednesday, June 5, the seven-member Board...