Category Archives: gay

A Few Thoughts on Rob Portman’s Gay Marriage Conversion

The news yesterday that Senator Rob Portman, Republican of Ohio, has had a change of heart over gay marriage and now supports a partial legislative repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act after learning that his son is gay, initially … Continue reading

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Coming Out, Again and Again

Few things are more heartening than reading the steady stream of stories about how today’s young people find it easier to come out than it was just back when I was that age. Judging from the media and opinion polls, … Continue reading

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Survive To Tell

“This isn’t gonna be cured for years and years and years. I’m gonna die from this”, says the disillusioned young activist up on the screen. But Peter Staley, co-founder of the activist group ACT UP and one of the main … Continue reading

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How I Watch the Olympics, or: Tom Daley is Freaking Gorgeous

I’ve never quite understood people who call themselves¬†sports fans. While I certainly can understand the appeal of specific sports, my way into a sport tends to be via specific teams or athletes, not out of a blanket fascination with the … Continue reading

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Another Gay Day

There are few things in my life that has made me really proud of myself, but coming out is one of them. Therefore, the annual August 7 repost of my coming out story from 2008,¬†Two Years Ago Today Since I … Continue reading

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Two’s A Trend

What a week it has been for casual coming-out stories. Tuesday CNN news anchor and daytime talkshow Anderson Cooper came out, and then a couple of days later R&B singer and songwriter Frank Ocean of Odd Couple set the Twitterverse … Continue reading

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Weighing In, Belatedly, On Obama’s Marriage Announcement

I’m not sure if you can really be late to a party that shows no sign of stopping, but even if it’s been three weeks since Barack Obama came out, as it were, in favor of marriage equality, I feel … Continue reading

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