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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Positive Thoughts: A sense of community

Community is a word I often hear bandied about at various HIV meetings, conferences and gatherings, but it’s sometimes a loaded word that often...

Creep of the Week: Donald Trump

Hey, so how is everybody doing today? Feeling optimistic about the future? If the target audience for this column was KKK members and fans,...

Pope Francis needs his gay Priests

To the shock of many of us LGBT people of faith is the Vatican’s recent decision in the document “The Gift of Priestly Vocation,” to ban gays...

A congresswoman’s public forum on how to survive a Trump presidency 

Democratic Congresswoman Katherine Clark, who has represented Massachusetts’s 5th Congressional District since 2013, has never been someone to shy away from difficult issues. Just last month, the...

Civil War #2

I might as well begin with an embarrassing admission; I suspect me sister and my two nieces — her daughters — voted for Trump....

The darkest day: ‘I don’t know how to get past this’

I check my phone at 3 am and I see that he has won. I struggle to go back to sleep but I wind up...

There is no going back

Commentary I am a gay American. I am a 60-year-old father of two. I write on Veterans Day. I am reminded of the words of...

A long night begins

Casting Aspersions This is a sad day indeed. To see some of our worst enemies glowing with the pride of victory is a hard thing...

Creep of the week: Tony Perkins

As I write this, the polls have just opened in America. I do not yet know the outcome of any races. I am hopeful,...

The aftermath of Orlando – 7 relative positives that came from...

It’s been a few weeks since a terroristic madman massacred 49 innocent partygoers in cold blood and injured 53 others at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, and while the pain of the largest mass shooting in U.S. history is still fresh for many of us, some of the smoke has cleared, giving way to a more rational perspective. Without the Everest-level emotions that flooded our collective consciousness in the immediate wake of the attack, thus distorting our cognitive thinking – and fueling our rage – we can now take a step back from one of the deadliest days in American and LGBT history to appreciate what has risen from our slain brothers and sisters’ ashes. Like these seven positive side effects.