2024-06-19 12:52 AM

Children’s Book Touches Hearts, Nerves


Illustrator and author Sarah S. Brannen wanted to “write a book about a wedding,” a pretty simple notion driven by her then 6-year-old niece’s desire that every book end with a wedding. Watching same-sex marriages celebrated in her home state of Massachusetts, Brannen knew the focus her book would take.

Anything But Straight: Extremist Makeover

In 2001, David Bianco was at the pinnacle of his career in GLBT journalism. He was the founder of Q Syndicate, a content provider for gay media, and wrote, “Past Out,” a widely distributed GLBT history column. He was also the author of, “Gay Essentials: Facts for Your Queer Brain.”

Nicholas F. Benton:Will Obama & UCC Make Up?

NEWARK, Delaware – The Rev. Dr. John Thomas, the general minister and president of the 1.2 million-member United Church of Christ (UCC) denomination, told 250 delegates to the annual meeting of the UCC’s Central Atlantic Conference at a forum on the University of Delaware campus here Saturday that Sen. Barack Obama recently commented to him, […]

Anything But Straight: How the GOP is Blowing It

One has to look no further than Jeffersonville, Indiana to figure out how Republicans blew their recent hegemony in American politics. This Louisville suburb is where the former chairman of both the Clark County Republican Party and Young Republican National Federation pleaded guilty last week to criminal deviant conduct for performing oral sex on a […]

Anything But Straight: Don’t Forget About Florida

One thing we Floridians loathe is being upstaged by California – that other bastion of sun and fun. We have worked hard to outdo them. For example, we countered their Disney Land with Disney World – a version of Mickey on steroids.

Anything But Straight: The AIDS Blame Game

"What is it about gay sex that makes U.S. health officials want to play Chicken Little with AIDS prevention and public safety?" Tony Valenzuela writes in the latest Poz magazine, where he criticizes, "The clueless tabloid and public health hysteria over man-on-man sex."

Anything But Straight: Between the Wild Party & the Wedding Party

  When I first came out in 1988, if two young gay people met, the reaction often was, "You too! I thought I was alone." As my 20-year high school reunion approaches, I witnessed an identical response in a seminal New York Times Magazine cover story. At a coffee shop in Boston, two gay men, […]