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  • In the Bag

    Volunteers and staffers at last weekend's Gender PAC conference got a surprise as they were preparing for the weekend. Inside each of the plastic bags...

  • Straight Flush

    We're all out of toilet paper, and apparently no one is going to buy more. It's been nearly two weeks, and what started as simple...

  • What the L?

    I really didn't mean for it to happen, but it did. I got sucked in by The L Word. I spent the season with growing...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 --...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

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