Wanted: Resolution for Internal Conflict

UPDATE: Of course, 10 minutes before this article was set to publish, a story broke that the O’Connor family took the $520,000 raised and went into hiding. People are now questioning whether or not this was a scam. They do not seem capable of such an elaborate ruse but it certainly changes the lens through which one might read this…

The 10 Worst Condoms

What is it that you look for in a condom? Ribbed textures? Spermicide? Color? Flavor? The factors that actually determine what separates the best condoms from the worst may just surprise you! 10. A wallet It is easy to confuse a condom and a wallet as the two items have been made from similar materials…

"Look at Tim Cook"

The night before Tim Cook officially came out publicly for the first time, I received a text message from one of my best friends. Roommates for years, we’d often text or instant message one another before bed, and sometimes we check in the same way now miles away. He was telling me that he was…

On Being Gay When That’s Enough to Make You a Target

Someone texts you to see if you’ve seen the news. You have, and you’re horrified. You know gay beatings happen all the time because you read gay websites that seem to feature a new one every day. But you’re never heard of one happening so close to your home. You walk past that intersection all…

My Rendezvous with Online Dating

Recently, a colleague has been discussing his previous experiences with online dating. He has been telling stories of the crazy women with whom he interacted and, for some reason, those stories intrigued me. As he talked, it dawned on me that I never had the online dating experience. It’s not because I am a girl magnet (Not even close)….

Thoughts on Long-Awaited Marriage Equality in PA

Image c/o chillicothegazette.com I’ve never aspired to get married. To me, it is merely two people making an important decision to spend their lives together. That’s lovely, and fairly or not, it provides the framework of our society. However, I never saw it as much of an accomplishment beyond the difficulty of finding a suitable…

Guys, Can We Just Stop?

There was a great article in The Daily Beast on Tuesday by Arthur Chu, about the misogyny inherent in geek culture and how that culture needs to grow up. Believe it or not, women are not rewards to be won for good or chivalrous behavior, but people in their own right with goals and personalities…

On Michael Sam, Coming Out, and Being a Big Deal

First, let’s get one thing out of the way. Michael Sam is not the first gay NFL player. He’s the first player to come out before being drafted, and if all goes well, he’ll be the first out player to take the field. When Michael Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the…