Guest Column

  • Column: A Conversation With Deaf, Gay Ecuadorian Author César Baquerizo

    Many people have great tales about how they came into the world. For César Baquerizo, the story of his birth includes a near death experience, surgery in a foreign land, and the loss of most of his hearing due to a reaction to medication.

  • Column: Don't Forget About SAGE

    On behalf of my fellow board members, may I congratulate you on producing weekly issues of the South Florida Gay News that are both informative and entertaining, especially, the October 10th ‘Senior Edition.” 

  • Column: The Day After

    Eight years ago today I woke up feeling as though there was an electricity in the air.

  • Column: The Power Of ‘She’

    Some have said it’s old school, that we all have to understand that the world is changing and how gender different people identify is changing as well. I can accept that, though I still manage to screw up non-binary gender identities on a regular basis.

  • Column: The Pride Center is The Pulse of Our Community

    Robert Boo at the Diversity Honors Dinner in the Hard Rock Hotel delivered the following remarks on May 13, 2016. The Harvey Milk Foundation and the Pride Center at Equality Park presented the event.

  • Column: Where Are the Arts in the ‘Arts and Entertainment District’?

    Last week I sat down and wrote my article for the Wilton Manors Gazette. However, I was a week early due to my miscalculation as to when the next edition would be published. The main topic had to do with our Art-less & Entertainment District along Wilton Drive. What a difference a week makes!

  • Guest Column: Keep Judge Robert Lee on the Broward Bench

    Just a few years ago, Broward County could boast having 6 openly LGBT judges on its state court bench. Now, with the recent retirement of Judge Lisa Porter, we have only three. And if a North Broward traffic ticket attorney has his way, by January 2019, we will have only two.

  • Jesse's Journal: Telling My Own Story

    One of the items in my bucket list, now that I am (semi)retired, is to write my life’s story. Though this might sound vain, I believe that I have had a life worth writing about; and that I am the best one to write it. 

  • Jesse’s Journal: SFGN at Seven

    Much has been written lately about the “death of the LGBT press” as more queer newspapers bite the dust and more queer people get our news and information from the Internet. In fact, LGBT papers are very resilient. Not counting the Advocate, which only survives as a magazine adjunct to Out, there are many LGBT papers which have survived years, even decades: Bay Area Reporter, Philadelphia Gay News, Seattle Gay News and Washington Blade, just to name a few.

  • McNaught: Moms, Dads, and Dogs

    Color me jealous when I hear another gay man talk about his close friendship with his father. That wasn’t in the cards for me. I have always blamed my father for our lack of closeness, because he clearly didn’t want to be friends with his children. His generation believed “Father Knows Best.” He was the father, and you obeyed.

  • Seeing in the Dark: New Series Featuring Deaf Leading Actors Gets Picked up by Sundance Now

    According to the Census Bureau, nearly 1 in 5 people have a disability. But despite the fact that people with disabilities make up almost 20 percent of the U.S. population, a 2016 report by the Ruderman Family Foundation states that 95 percent of characters in television with disabilities are played by able-bodied actors.

  • The Suicide Epidemic and LGBT Youth

    Suicide has become an epidemic in America. It is at a 30-year high, and it is the second-leading cause of death in the U.S. behind motor vehicle accidents, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.