I spent half of last week helping my sister, Dorey, to babysit our nephew, who turned 7 on Wednesday. I never wanted kids and often feel awkward around them–though some then swarm to me […]
The day starts with the alarm going off at the ridiculously unreasonable hour of 7 a.m. I drive my 2013 silver Boxster S to the Sebring International Speedway. It’s just over the bridge from the hotel so you have time for a quick breakfast sandwich. It’s always better to have something in your stomach if you have to throw up later.
I grew up playing flashlight tag. I lived in the country; the neighborhood kids would gather at my house—a big range of ages, since I was the youngest of four children. We […]
by Katie Riegel and Lisa Lanser Rose Dear Readers: Please feel free to join this conversation. We know this is just us talking and thinking, and we do not intend to suggest we […]
Dance, dance, revolution! The long slow dance toward the dawn of equality— gays finally have the Constitutional right to marry. What does that mean for young gay people—that the world will suddenly change and embrace them? The mother of a gay high school senior examines the dance she has shared with her son on the journey that brought them to this historic place in time and to his latest coming out: online, in an article he wrote for the national student think tank publication for which he is a regular contributor. Paula Whyman shares with us her hopes for what happens for her son from now forward.
by Delaney Rose Ever since I was a young, rainbow-freckled lesbian I’ve dreamt of the day I would have the right to get married. I always thought I’d celebrate, get married spontaneously, […]
This deserves a longer exploration, but today I do not have the energy. I may never have the energy, so I want to say some things now, incomplete as they are, random […]
by Lee Lynch There are certain memories that glow unexpectedly brighter than the other million moments catalogued in my mind. Their significance demands attention, and for good reason. The accumulation of those […]
by Sheree L. Greer So, in 2006, I did the inevitable. I came out to my mother. I was in grad school in Chicago at the time, and I decided to tell […]
by Anne Lamott You know how sometimes you go to church or temple or mosque, or to those little meetings for people like you, who perhaps have tiny control issues, or used […]