In Defense of Driftwood

Peter LaBerge’s poem resonates painfully with the Orlando shooting and with the broader culture of LGBTQ victimization which enabled it.

Taking on “That’s So Gay!”

When “that’s so gay” becomes a teachable moment for mom

My Life is a MAD TV Sketch: Reflections on Gay Bashing

Even in some of the most upsetting experiences, seeking out humor can help us heal.

The Kraken Inside Me

Tom Gualtieri switched from gay-bashee to basher, in the short amount of time it took to awaken his inner Kraken.

To Die For: The Rise in Anti-Gay Violence

When Mark Carson was gunned down last week in Greenwich Village, Jeff Nishball felt like his home was violated. But he knows he cannot let fear stop him from being himself.

What If Being Gay Were A Choice?

Let us imagine a world where choosing your sexuality is as conscious, and awkward, as sex ed was.

What Is the True Measure of a Man?

We can’t choose our fathers, but we can find our own role models, says Donald D’Haene, who found inspiration in the real and scripted lives of Sidney Poitier.

Bully: Surviving School

Kicked in corridors and spat on: this was the kind of behavior dismissed as ‘banter.’