Metro Weekly

News + Politics

  • 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...

  • Day of Tribute

    Christopher Neff of GLAA at the Tomb of the Unknowns (Photo by Michael Wichita) Standing on the stairs before the Tomb of the Unknowns in...

  • 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...

  • Eyes on the Hill

    Ernest Hopkins of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and Laura Hanen of the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors brief attendees at AIDS...

  • 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...

  • Go East!

    AQUA co-chair Joseph Truong Some say that gay jokes are the last socially acceptable form of discrimination, but most people think nothing of laughing at...

  • 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...

  • A Threat to Our Kids

    The two couples who met with Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) last Thursday weren't looking for a fight. As parents of gay children, their goal was...

  • 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...

  • Santorum Ad Nauseam

    Santorum Republican Trent Lott, a Mississippi Senator, lauded outgoing Senator Strom Thurmond last year saying the country would have been better off if it had...

  • 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...

  • Shaping the City

    Past and Present: GLAA's Frank Kameny, left, andSgt. Brett Parsons of the policedepartment's Gay and LesbianLiaison Unit. (Photo by Michael Wichita) It takes a diversity...

  • 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...

  • Squeeze Play

    When Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) introduced his RAVE Act legislation last year, it was a slam dunk waiting to happen. Teenagers, drugs, freaky-looking ravers --...