Lesbian Notions – Creating Sport

October 28, 2006

One of the highlights of my two weeks in Montreal this summer working for Outgames I was squiring Patricia Nell Warren around the events for two and a half days. […]

Camping Out in Kansas City – October

October 1, 2006

“Howdy Partners”— Just wanted to use a little rodeo lingo I picked up at the Labor Day weekend event that I attended, the MGRA. What a weekend it turned out to be! The weather was absolutely gorgeous—and so were the cowboys. […]

Talking It Over – Talk About It

October 1, 2006

Be part of the in-crowd on National Coming Out Day! All you have to do is talk. Talk about your personal lives with people you know. Talk about the issues that GLBT people face. Talk freely, honestly, and openly. […]

Sacred Paths – Truth and Falsity

October 1, 2006

Last month I had a great time with the Catholic HOPE group meeting at the Cathedral for the Immaculate Conception. My assignment was to discuss how world religions view same-sex relationships. […]

Well, well, well…The Paradox of Choice:

October 1, 2006

The title of this column is actually from the titles of two different books: The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz, a professor and social culture critic, and Essays on Gay Life: So Little Time, by Mike Hippler, a gay columnist for the San Francisco Bay Area Reporter until the time of his death in 1994. […]

Well, well, well…He Has No Shame! – Or Does He?

September 5, 2006

In September James McGreevey, the former governor of New Jersey—and former husband— who blew the lid off the pot of his personal life in 2004 when he was forced to admit to an intimate relationship with another man, will release the book, The Confession, about his life and those hard times. […]

Sacred Paths – What Did “The Word” Really Say?

September 5, 2006

Religious homophobia in our largely Christian culture derives from literalistic interpretations of the Bible enabled by a Kansan. Fundamentalism, which picked up force about 1900, has affected domestic concerns like education (think the Scopes Trial and the current Kansas Board of Education) and foreign affairs, especially in the Middle East, arousing Christians fascinated with tales of Armageddon and sinners “left behind” at “the Rapture,” the return of Christ to earth. […]

Camping Out in Kansas City

July 28, 2006

One of this July’s most memorable events was the passing of the Dixie Belle Warehouse Complex, better known to its habitués as The DB. On Sunday July 2nd, she closed her doors for good—but not before a weekend of partying the likes of which this town has not seen in many a moon. […]

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