Talking it Over – The Significance of It All

June 30, 2006

I’m a long-view person. When I first started writing this column 16 years ago this month, I barely knew you. I was only six years into accepting My son Steve as gay, learning about his world, and getting comfortable with mine in relation to him. […]

Well, well, well…Sex Talk – Homo Erectus

June 30, 2006

“It’s not the size of the boat that matters; it’s the motion in the ocean.”
“The size of the sword is never as important as the strength of the thrust.”
Someone’s gotta’ talk about it: SIZE. Does it really matter? […]

Sacred Paths

June 30, 2006

Bishop Thomas Gumbleton of Detroit drew an overflowing and enthusiastic crowd at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church June 24. Although several speakers welcomed him before he spoke, no official from either local diocese offered a word of welcome to him, even though he has just observed the 50th anniversary of his ordination. […]

Camping Out in Kansas City

June 10, 2006

By Mike Sugnet“Wanna Change the World, There’s Nothing To It!!” That was the theme for Kansas City Gay Pride this year, and if any one group of people can have bragging rights to this statement, […]

Lesbian Notions – Marriage Merry-Go-Round

June 10, 2006

It’s June – the month of Gay Pride and the month when so many straight people get married.
It’s also the month when the Republicans will bring the same-sex marriage debate back into the spotlight. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) has announced he wants a Senate vote on the so-called Federal Marriage Amendment early this month. […]

Date Night – “Dating Games”

June 10, 2006

When I write about gay dating in Kansas City—or mating, depending on your ultimate point of view—I find myself regularly expounding on the games we men play to identify, woo, or bed Mr. Right….or Mr. Right-Now. […]

Sacred Paths

June 10, 2006

Several times this column has briefly mentioned what is often called the world’s first novel, The Epic of Gilgamesh, and this month I’ll tell the story about the friendship of these two studs. […]

Date Night – Gay Mating Season

May 27, 2006

I’m usually really good about doing my research before making a big decision. Now, we’re not talking scouring the papers for the coupon that will save me 25 cents on that exorbitantly priced bottle of lube (try Target’s store brand), but I’m known for at least a little due diligence. […]

Talking It Over – Coping with a New World

May 27, 2006

The contestants on Jeopardy the other night were stumped by questions relating to the culture of the 1950s, which I knew cold. On the other hand, one of them breezed through a category of modern pop music that left me out in the cold. I knew nothing. […]

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