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My Gay Uncle Taught Me

“Knock, knock, knock.” That was the sound of my hand tapping against my uncle’s apartment door. The knocking could have easily been the booming of my heart against my chest. My breath was shallow; my…

But This Is ‘The Life’

We were young. We bartered our souls for the “life.” A life of sequin tank tops, spiked leather, sharp eyebrows and sharp tongues. The life of many who have fallen and those who have gracefully…

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‘Gay Pride Is For White People’

“Pride” season is upon us, and it’s no secret, except perhaps to white people, that gay pride parades are very white, hollow things. They usually take place in “gayborhoods,” which are usually affluent communities predominated…

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When F*g Hags Become the Norm, We All Lose

The ladies of reality TV are a special brand of marketing magic that isn’t going anywhere soon. The main component of that formula is turning run-of-the-mill women into amped up fag hags that fight each…

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Maya Angelou Is Not A Saint

Don’t be fooled by these obituaries, flat articles, and impassive tweets that illustrate Maya Angelou as a goddess, a saint, saint-like, or some idol. Maya Angelou is not a saint. Immodest as she was, though,…