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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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“STOP IT.”

"Stop it." Two hollow words offered up by President-Elect Trump as his effort to unify the nation and squelch the harassment and violent acts against minorities being committed in his name. Stop it. But Trump isn't the only one offering up what is essentially a...

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POTATO SALAD

One time, back when I lived in Atlanta, my friend Derek and I were invited to a big southern themed pot luck dinner. Derek said he'd bring his delicious homemade potato salad. And using my grandmother's recipe for baked mac and cheese, I toiled away in my kitchen for...

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TRUMPS AMERIKKKA

This photo of a dugout at a children's softball field in Wellsview, New York was taken today. Not far there, at Canisius College, a black babydoll was found hanging by a noose in an elevator in the freshman dorm. During Trump's victory speech last night, an audience...

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BEYONCE AND THE CMA’S

FACT: Beyoncé was asked by the CMA's to perform last night and she invited the Dixie Chicks to accompany her. FACT: The CMA's advertised Beyoncé's appearance quite heavily. FACT: Conservative White Americans -- wait! Let's call a spade a spade, shall we? RACIST...

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A REAL NEW YORKER

There have been thousands of articles posted on Facebook that list actions that qualify a person as a New Yorker. (Hint: real New Yorkers don't post these articles on Facebook.) But when I first moved to the city, a drag queen told me that I wouldn't officially become...

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BOSS LADY AND BILL

On a bitterly cold morning in 2012, I stood on the corner of 57th Street and 5th Avenue, waiting to meet my then-employer, Boss Lady. Boss Lady and I had been invited to an important meeting to discuss planning events for the corporate big-wigs at Louis Vuitton and,...

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