Opinion

  • Ding-A-Lings of Spring

    The rain of ridiculous ravings from America’s political right continued unabated as spring took hold. Let’s look at a few examples. Last week, Chelsea Clinton...

  • A Thought for Food & Friends

    Roughly 12 years ago, I was toiling on the floor of a pal’s dining room, constructing a banner. I’d just begun dating the man I’d...

  • The ”Sore Winners” Fallacy

    Several prominent gay writers deplored the furor that brought down Brendan Eich as CEO of Mozilla Corp. last week for supporting California’s anti-gay Proposition 8....

  • Twin Birthdays

    Celebrating my husband’s birthday last week, there were a couple unintentional themes at play. I’d taken him to Puerto Rico for a long weekend, a...

  • The Universe in Us

    Carl Sagan, host of the original 1980 Cosmos series, said we are made of star stuff, because our atoms were created billions of years ago...

  • RIP, Fred Phelps

    While many people will be celebrating the death of Fred Phelps, whose name is synonymous with irrational hate and vitriol, I think that today the...

  • Washington as the Globe’s Gay Capital

    Earlier this month, I shared a post on my Facebook wall regarding Dmitry Kiselyov. The post was critical of the anti-Western, anti-LGBT Kiselyov, taking what...

  • The Right To Be Wrong

    I have been fighting the Catholic Church since I first argued with a nun at St. Catherine Labouré Elementary School in 1962. I don't recall...

  • A Wish for Ukraine

    The Crimean Peninsula is an autonomous republic within Ukraine, and the home to the Russian Black Sea Fleet, in Sevastopol, in accordance with a bilateral...

  • Finding Hope in Uganda

    Not long ago, things were calm and somber in Uganda. But bigoted evangelical Christians from the U.S. seeking to promote a homophobic agenda led to...

  • Twice as Good

    Feb. 5 would have been Trayvon Martin's 19th birthday. Jordan Davis would have turned 19 on Feb. 16. There are too many other cases like...

  • Taking the Cake

    Back in early 2007 I found myself sitting in the fondant-bedecked office of a professional wedding-cake baker in search of the perfect (yet still affordable)...

  • From Feral to Forever

    One of the knocks on the door last Halloween was not trick nor treat. It was a representative from the Humane Society holding the downstairs...

  • Mixed Messages

    Leave it to Virginia to throw a wrench in my wedding plans. This was to be the year that my husband, Cavin, and I took...

  • War Dispatches

    We laugh to avoid screaming. Or maybe we try therapeutic tweeting. There were no new media to distract us in 1989. Cartoonist Garry Trudeau did...

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