Metro Weekly

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  • Everyday Activists

    I'm glad that I live in a country where people can feel free to express their opinions and views in many different ways. This expression...

  • Let Me Tell You

    In the middle of one of my self-help meetings -- recently I've been helping myself to a lot of personal growth -- a woman related...

  • Mayor with a Mission

    Gavin Newsom has the crowd in the palm of his hand, telling them the story of how San Francisco became the first major city in...

  • Parental Guidance

    Many opponents of gay marriage do so on the grounds that marriage exists primarily for raising children, and that gay couples cannot satisfy this purpose....

  • Life During Wartime

    When Austin Rooke got a letter from the Army in December 2001, he didn't expect that Uncle Sam would still want him. A lot had...

  • Do A Little Dance

    I do not dance. I have never been a dancer. I could tell you stories about middle school dances and high school dances, where I...

  • Marriage Update

    You may have noticed a new Republican advertising campaign on gay marriage playing on your television screen. This time, however, it's a campaign to stop...

  • The Corrections

    If I put a title like that at the top of a page, chances are good that I might start feeling like a well-known, well-paid...

  • Closed for Business

    Nob Hill, the oldest gay bar in Washington and one of the oldest black gay bars in the country, closed its doors on February 1,...

  • 100 Percent Cotton

    The first piece of gay-related clothing that I acquired -- back when I was still in the practice of acquiring gay-related clothing and accessories --...

  • Boston Marriage

    Amid all the hubbub about a certain exposed breast last week, something more spectacular than even Janet Jackson's elaborate nipple jewelry flashed before the public...

  • Just My Type

    Homophobia lurks where you least expect it. I am a human being. I am susceptible to Internet addictions, including fixations on certain pastimes like the...

  • Raucous Caucus

    It isn't often that I hear a reference to my home state that includes a certain expletive not suited for printing in a family publication...

  • Busy Body

    A year ago, I made a joking aside in these pages about a new year's resolution for 2003 to stop procrastinating. Here we are snugly...

  • Bonnie Voyage!

    Sometimes, raising hell in one's own community just isn't enough. And so, with a joyful year of writing for Metro Weekly behind me, I am...