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Silver Lining

So little Chelsea Clinton grew up and got married in a storybook wedding complete with one of the happiest smiles I've ever seen on a human being; a California judge ruled Prop 8, banning gay marriage,...
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The Death Of Romance

My air conditioning broke last night and as I now sit here in the sweltering heat wearing the charming outfit of skimpy tank top and boy shorts, I begin to wonder, is that other heat--the passion of...
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Imbalance!

Life is like a washing machine. It spins along its merry, methodical way and often things come out nice and clean in the end. But sometimes, the load is too heavy and falls lopsided, creating some pretty...
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Simply Smashing

My girlfriend Juliet has an 11-year old son named Max. Essentially, Max is on the fence between being a child and a teenager. I think our culture calls them tweens. I really wouldn't know, because this is my...
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Show & Tell

My girl Juliet has three kids--an 11-year old son and 2-year old fraternal twins. And it's been so much fun getting to know each of these very unique, young personalities. The twins especially are comic...
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Love is Like a Punk Rock Show

Punk rock is a release. It's all about the energy. A hard-hitting-emotionally-explosive-in-your-face force that slaps you upside the head, doesn't apologize, and then leaves you as fast as it...
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Forever Hold Your Peace

Life is better than ever. And I am very happily dating a woman who has three beautiful kids. But the problem with our small lesbian community is that everybody thinks they know you well, simply because you've...
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Fabulous, Rainbow Love

You may ask; why do the gays hold a huge parade once a year? Why do they flaunt all of that fabulous, rainbow love in front of everyone? Can't they keep their sexuality at a "don't ask, don't tell" level of...
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The Tortoise And The Hare

When you are newly dating there is a period of perfect grace in the beginning where all the things that will one day annoy your lover, now charm and beguile. And it seems as if the beginning will be the basis...
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The Joy Is In The Discovery

It's a really good feeling when you know what you want, so you can jump into life with both feet. Mostly I think going after what you want involves getting your freak flag out and waving it high. Joy is...
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Not Your Mother’s Dating Scene

In my mother's youth, dating meant going on a series of public outings with someone to discover if you were compatible for the long haul (i.e., for that most daunting word of all words: "marriage"). And if...
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Each Other’s Bitches

When it's time to go your own way, you've just gotta follow the call and step out into the unknown. But that doesn't mean you must be alone. And, I've embarked on a different kind of love affair than the one I...