Opinion

  • Seeing the Light

    In January 1959, only three months into his pontificate, John XXIII called for the convening of Vatican II, which actually opened in October of 1962...

  • Keeping Games Out of Will & Grace-land

    Confession time: I never really watched Will & Grace. There are a number of small reasons for this — including the fact that I wasn't...

  • Forgiving Bill Clinton

    Gay opinions on Bill Clinton were always mixed. On election night in 1992, Washington's Shoreham Hotel – where gay activists had zapped the American Psychiatric...

  • Of Meteorites and Marriage

    About 20 days ago, a blazing meteorite tore through our atmosphere and exploded over Russia. This was a minor rock, relatively speaking, didn't even see...

  • The Naked Truth

    Whether it's because of ancient locker-room nightmares or present day fluctuations in my weight, I have body issues. A few years ago, when I was...

  • Picking and Choosing

    Because my life isn't simply about being gay, I spend a lot of time thinking about issues that are important to me even if they...

  • Solicitor General Files Fair-minded DOMA Brief

    The new media were ablaze on the evening of Feb. 22 after U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli filed a brief in United States v. Windsor...

  • Bully for You

    One thing about living in Virginia is that it makes you sensitive to small victories. While my friends in D.C. and Maryland enjoy the local...

  • Fundraising on Fear

    ''No I honestly don't . Sorry, but I don't,'' proclaimed Diana Medley, the now infamous Indiana special education teacher....

  • Obey Your Thirst

    The post-State of the Union social media explosion of mirth over Sen. Marco Rubio's slurp heard round the world — a phrase that appeared so...

  • Valentine's Wishes for Musto and More

    Valentine's Day traditionally brings several pages in newspapers' classified sections featuring tiny black hearts followed by romantic messages. Perhaps it's a blessing that print editions...

  • The Petty and the Vile

    Crossing Twitter with gigantic cultural events can always be counted on to bring out the worst in the already bad. Two Super Bowl tweets were...

  • Super Bowl Swine and Moving the Ball

    As usual, the Super Bowl passed me by this year. As much as I don't want to be the gay cliché, I am. World Series?...

  • John McCain's Bitter Battle

    So this week finally saw a bout of bipartisan movement in the Senate with the introduction of an immigration-reform plan. This is exciting news for...

  • Obama's Invitation to Activism

    President Obama's second inaugural address charted a confident mainstream agenda for his second term. In doing so he rebuked hostility toward science, defended the social...

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