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THAT TIME I DATED A GUY WHO TRIED TO GASLIGHT ME

Years ago, I dated this dude who was cheating on me. He never, ever admitted it but all the evidence was there: salacious text messages from random guys, weird 3AM phone calls, he'd disappear for hours at a time, and there were mysterious glasses of water on the...

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THAT TIME I LIED ABOUT MY REPORT CARD

I lied to my parents about my 7th grade report card. I earned A's and B's in all of my classes except one. In Math, I received an F. The damn, evil F glaringly stood out on my report card, looking like a giant, jagged double-pronged fork. I hated math. It was so...

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WHATS SO PUNNY ABOUT BODY HAIR?

Why is body hair still so polarizing in the gay community? It seems like most of the naturally hairless boys wish they had some fur and many hairy boys are shaving it all off. In my twenties, I HATED my body hair. I wanted to be that smooth-bodied Adonis that the...

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VLAD, THE TALENT SHOW, AND THE PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE

I was no math whiz in the 5th grade, and Vlad Parshin, the kid who sat behind me in Mr. Haki's class, knew it. Everyone knew it, really. I was horrible at those math relay races and would stand at the chalkboard completely frozen When it came to math, I was a loser. A...

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COMING TOGETHER & FALLING APART

While waiting to cross the street at a busy West Village intersection, I saw a father exiting a nearby animal hospital with his young son nestled in his arms, the boy's tearful face resting on his father's shoulder. The sad, little boy just kept whimpering, "No, no,...

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#SAFETYPINBOX

Hi fellow White people! Just a friendly reminder that we have got to do better/more. I live in NYC and encounter hundreds of people on a daily basis and I have yet to see one single person sporting one of those bullshit safety pins. Meanwhile, Nazi's are literally...

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RAINBOW-COLORED JOCKSTRAPS

I was raised in the Mormon church. Obviously, I'm not a practicing Mormon because of their stance against homosexuality and I happen to be gayer than a bearded unicorn in a rainbow-colored jockstrap lip syncing to Chaka Kahn's I'm Every Woman. But still, despite the...

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THANKSGIVING IS A BULLSH*T HOLIDAY

-That warm, fuzzy story about pilgrims and Native Americans happily sitting down together for a big, home cooked meal? Yeah, that never happened. At all. -In the early 1600's, Thanksgiving was not a yearly holiday. It originated as celebration white folks had whenever...

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GAY PRIDE IS THIS WEEKEND!

This weekend I plan to protest Trump's bigotry by celebrating my gayness! I'll play music by Barbra, Bette, and Britney. I'll jam to Judy, Dolly, and Gaga. I'll get into the groove with Madonna, shake my bon-bon with Ricky, and beep-beep/toot-toot with Donna Summer....

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ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE

I grew up in a teeny-tiny farm town in Indiana. I was an awkward, sensitive, little boy with a mop of unruly blond hair and a love for dancing, sequins, and Barbie dolls. I also had an unique sense of style. I often wore the zip-off sleeves of my Michael Jackson "Beat...

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