You really didn’t want to talk about it.
Sometimes, you thought it might even be just a rite of passage: everybody endures name-calling at one time or another, right? Everybody’s bullied at some time.
“The Marriage Act: The Risk I Took to Keep My best Friend in America, and What It Taught Us About Love” by Liza Monroyc.2014, Soft Skull Press$16.95 / $20.95 Canada320 page
A little of this and a little of that.
You’ve planned for it, dreamed of it, wished it would happen. You imagined yourself with it and envied those who had it: family, vacation, money, success, a sibling, a pony. Whatever it was, it’s been your most fervent desire since forever.
Ok, pay attention.
Sometimes, that’s all you need: just someone to watch you, to hear what you’re saying or understand your feelings. A little attention can be a bad-mood squasher, a good-mood enhancer or just validation.
You always hold doors open.
That’s because your mama taught you to help others; you hold doors for stragglers, lend your ear, dispense advice, volunteer, donate and keep an eye on your neighbor’s house.
You used to need a map to know that info but these days a voice from a screen tells you where to go on your trip.
Sometimes, you wish you had a better memory.
Why do you stay with the one you love?
“’You Can Tell Just By Looking’ And 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People” by Michael Bronski, Ann Pellegrini, and Michael Amicoc.2013, Beacon Press$16.00 / $18.00 Canada190 pages
We gays are famous for adding “s” to things, and when it comes to Audis, I highly recommend adding an “s” before the name Q5.
Author Jim Provenzano, whom I sometimes work with at San Francisco's Bay Area Reporter (Provenzano is the nightlife editor), is a hopeless romantic. He's also a staunch advocate for people with disabilities. In his 2012 novel "Every Time I Think of You," he chronicled the tender love story of Reid and Everett, two young men who fall deeply in love during the late 1970s. Everett, a paraplegic, is confined to a wheelchair, while Reid is fully able-bodied. The boys also come from opposite sides of the tracks — Everett is from a wealthy and influential family while Reid's parents are working-class.
Don't get Rod Thomas confused with Rob Thomas from Matchbox 20. The gay Welsh singer, also known as Bright Light Bright Light (named after a quote from the film Gremlins) didn't turn up yesterday.
Personal preference in music is determined when one finds something in a song, album or artist that they can relate to or that grabs a hold of them, inspiring and moving them in a way others cannot. It’s 2014, and it seems most pop artists are groomed for the sole purpose of making money, lining the pockets of people who couldn’t care less about the consumer or the artist. It's like art has been taken out of art and replaced with nothing real or important. Art Pop, my ass.
Young love can be uplifting and empowering, but for Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, two Chicago teens growing up in the 1920s, their romance would become twisted, a tale of domination and submission and ultimately, murder.
In Pat Loud's book Lance Out Loud, family and friends recall Lance Loud, the young man who made history as the first openly gay man to appear on network television.
The 2013-14 season of "Kravis on Broadway" continues with the stunning Broadway rendition of the opera "Porgy and Bess" which was originally performed in 1935.
Everyone needs to eat, drink and breathe. No one needs art. Even so many are inexorably drawn to creative works.
“Lists” play a key role in “High Fidelity,” the short lived Broadway musical set in the 1990s about a 20-something young man who owns the last record store in the city — yes, we’re talking vinyl — in a new production from Slow Burn Theatre at West Boca High School.
In just the last decade, we’ve witnessed a momentous shift in public attitudes towards homosexuality and marriage equality. But, opinions were much more steadfast in the decades before, as demonstrated by “The Pride,” Alexi Kaye Campell’s 2008 Olivier Award-winning drama receiving its regional premiere at Island City Stage.