Metro Weekly

News + Politics

  • Hope Springs Eternal

    I just returned from two glorious weeks working at the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival. Nearly 4,000 festie-goers and workers enjoyed sunshine, the red glow of...

  • For the Record

    The battle over same-sex marriage in the courts -- public courts, religious courts, the court of public opinion -- recently led me into a long...

  • Girl Meets Whirl

    This new wave of television programming designed to challenge and confuse our notions of what is straight and what is gay has me, well, challenged...

  • First Person

    Returning from a three-week summer getaway, I find my e-mail box crammed with political updates -- and instructions for me to sign and send petitions...

  • A New Turn-On

    Dear T, We only met this weekend but already I know that I love you. I hate to sound like I'm new at the game...

  • Ready for Vacation

    Set loose on summer vacation and still jubilant over the Supreme Court ruling on gay sex, my girlfriend and I headed to Santa Cruz, California,...

  • I Swear

    I have a pottymouth. I curse like a sailor. I think nothing of tossing around the f-word, the s-word, the p-word, the d-word (even in...

  • Minority Report

    Just like that, I'm not a criminal any more. With the Supreme Court ruling on Lawrence v. Texas, I can cross Key Bridge from Georgetown...

  • Victory Party

    As the sun set on the gay victory day, the rally supporting the Supreme Court's decision overturning sodomy had already ended. Signs were scattered on...

  • A Supreme Victory

    One down, two to go. Wherever one stands on last week's Supreme Court decision striking down sodomy laws -- with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy's moving...

  • Safe Sex

    June 26, 2003: It's a great day to be a sodomite. In the time line of our lives, this is a big one. They should...

  • Gaydar Testing

    As an official bookworm geek, one of my summer jobs is to read and score AP History exams for the College Board. The College Board...

  • Surfing Buddies

    I have a gigantic personal network. If I needed to talk about a problem or wanted to chat with someone who shared one of my...

  • Record of the Past

    In this past year, the deaths of poet-activist June Jordan and women's music founding mamas Kay Gardner and Ginni Clemmens represent a cumulative loss of...

  • 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...