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. […]

Lesbian Notions – Do the Paperwork

May 27, 2006

The man who sat across from me was good-looking and in his mid-30s – a corporate type who was crying as he ate his bagel. Almost six months after losing his 41-year-old partner, Rich Janulis, to a bad heart, Jim Salengo’s pain is palpable. […]

Sacred Paths – Be Proud and Love

May 27, 2006

The world’s first “novel” explores the meaning of immortality with the god-man Gilgamesh and his beloved Enkidu. The Buddha is sometimes represented in erotic relation to his disciple, Ananda. […]

Date Night

May 8, 2006

No one can dispute that Fort Lauderdale, Florida is the place “where the boys are.” […]

Talking It Over

May 8, 2006

I watched the tail end of an Oprah rerun featuring a young HIV-positive man who vividly described his use of drugs and the wild reckless behavior that caused his HIV status. He told of deliberately “hunting the bug” by looking for sick men in bathhouses and having bareback sex with them and others. […]

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