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Choose Confidence

0 Comments · Thursday, November 9, 2000
gay/lesbian issues Have you ever hit a time in your life when you find one of the missing pieces of your puzzle, and suddenly you feel you really get it? It all started about this time last month.  

Shifting Gears

0 Comments · Thursday, October 5, 2000
Come on. Admit it. You love gossip.Although we don't always like to acknoweldge it, gossip has the power to jump-start careers, confer coolness and topple markets. Like a pint of Haagen-Dazs calling  

Keeping It Real

0 Comments · Thursday, September 7, 2000
I don't know about you, but ever since the folks at MTV introduced us to the first cast of The Real World, I have been hooked on so-called reality-based television. Over the past nine seasons, I ca  

A Sign of the Times

0 Comments · Thursday, August 3, 2000
I have a confession to make. I wasn't outraged when the Supreme Court handed down its 5-4 ruling last month in favor of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) policy excluding openly gay people from its me  

Enough Gay Pride for Me

0 Comments · Thursday, June 8, 2000
Since this is June, you're probably expecting to read another "gay pride" column. Maybe in your own way you will. But in addition to being the month of gay pride, June is also the month we celebrat  

Why I Stayed Home

0 Comments · Thursday, May 4, 2000
Months ago, the e-mail invitation arrived. "Are you guys planning to come to D.C. for the Millennium March?," my friend's electronic note asked. A dear high school friend and her girlfriend had rec  

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Meet Your Pal 'Joey'

0 Comments · Thursday, April 6, 2000
When I was 12 or 13 years old, my father found a porno magazine I accidentally left laying around my room. Of course, unlike many of my friends who endured similarly embarrassing experiences, the m  

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Love Makes a Family

0 Comments · Thursday, March 2, 2000
I am unique among my friends in that I come from a very extended family, for lack of a better adjective. Sure, having grown up in the 1970s and '80s I have plenty of friends whose parents divorced.  

Square Peg?

0 Comments · Thursday, February 3, 2000
As much as I hate to admit it, fitting in matters to me. It always has. Ironically, though, I've never felt like I have -- fit in, that is. As a toe-headed, eager 5-year-old, I remember showing up   

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Having it All

0 Comments · Thursday, January 6, 2000
As long as I can remember, I've been sure of two things. First, though it took me more than 20 years to admit it, I am gay. And second, I want to live the American dream -- get married, raise child  

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Spin Cycle

0 Comments · Thursday, September 2, 1999
I usually have to rely upon the expertise of others to keep me up to speed with trends and styles in our modern culture. The ever-changing music scene is one area in particular where I am totally i  

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A Very Important Date

0 Comments · Thursday, July 1, 1999
It was a beautiful summer afternoon and I was stuck in my office staring out at everyone enjoying the day. Like so many other days, I had rushed to the work without breakfast and dashed madly from m  

One Chance in Ten

0 Comments · Thursday, May 6, 1999
Last weekend, on a magazine buying trip to one of my favorite gay and lesbian bookstores, I picked up a copy of Hero magazine. I would love to tell you that I am a devoted reader of this new magazin  

'Worthy of the Light'

0 Comments · Thursday, April 1, 1999
Organized religion has always rubbed me the wrong way. I am not sure why. But it always has. Maybe it's all the people who felt obliged to share their religious beliefs with me when I sat next to   

Going Back to School

0 Comments · Thursday, March 4, 1999
Over the past few months, I have had several occasions to try to describe the political and social climates in Cincinnati to out-of-towners. The best I have come up with so far is to say that Cinci