Opinion

  • Voice of Reason

    In a chaotic living room in Iowa, where conversations between nine adults were shouted over four toddlers and pre-schoolers playing with toys and occasionally breaking...

  • Graduation Gay

    Graduation has come and gone, releasing thousands of college students (at least three hundred of whom were mine) to test their bachelors' degrees in a...

  • Mr. Nice Guy

    ''I love your hair,'' the Compliment Guy told me one recent day. It wasn't a good hair day or anything; in fact, that morning I...

  • A Visit from Ellen

    ''Do you remember what day this is?'' my girlfriend breathed into the phone. So I raced through my mental Rolodex. It wasn't our anniversary, or...

  • Owed to Mom

    Mother's Day is fast approaching, and I will be spending the earliest hours of this year's holiday transporting the VIP I call Mom to my...

  • Southern Success Story

    Yep, I spent Passover weekend in a pig barn in Ovett, Mississippi. Not kosher, you say? Ah, but I was onstage, emceeing the show, content...

  • Taxing Times

    Are there two words in the English language more beautiful than the harmonic, lilting combination of April 15th? A linguistic pair as enticing could be...

  • Back to School

    I recently came out to over one hundred kids at my old high school. I was invited to do so as the loyal and enthusiastic...

  • Good Dog

    When these words appear in print, the world as I know it will have become a bit bleaker. A veterinarian will have made a house...

  • The Lingering Whiff of Anti-Semitism

    The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum just concluded its powerful, four-month exhibit on Nazi persecution of homosexuals. And now, with both Passover and Hitler's birthday landing...