Camping Out in Kansas City – November

October 28, 2006

Things have tended to slow a bit as the weather turns colder and events begin to move indoors. One of the last outdoors events, the AIDS Bicycle Challenge, went off without a hitch on Saturday, October 7th, under a cool, crisp autumn sky. […]

Sacred Paths – Curing the Afflicted

October 28, 2006

You cannot understand religion if you exclude the passion for healing. Think about the religious groups that responded to the AIDS crisis in the early days, not only answering other churches who talked about the “wages of sin” but also setting up centers for care and support for research. […]

Talking It Over – Anger Builds A Place of Help For Others

October 28, 2006

Marc Adams is a powerful speaker. The son of a fundamentalist Baptist preacher and a former “ex-gay,” Marc is the executive director of a volunteer organization that ministers to gays and lesbians educated in religious schools. He had me in tears when he spoke to our Santa Rosa PFLAG group recently. […]

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. […]

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