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Thank You May Not Be Enough

I was heading to New Orleans and experienced two delays due to weather conditions on Tuesday morning. I sat in my seat on the runway for more than an hour listening to passengers complain as…

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8 Things I Learned At My First Gay Conference

Attending my first black gay conference came with a ton of reservations. I wondered would I be kind, smart and important enough to participate in meaningful dialect around advocacy and policy conversations. Since my background extends…

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For Power Bottoms

I received a text from an ex-lover yesterday. It read, “I miss the way you taste.” I appreciated being missed, especially in the way he did, especially in this technology-ridden world. He could have easily…

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The Choice Is Yours: What If Being Gay Was A Choice?

The ignorance surrounding homosexuality is practically inescapable. “You can pray the gay away.” “It’s just a phase.” “You’re confused.” “You’re choosing to be this way.” We’ve heard it all before; cue Sunshine Anderson. Now despite…

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I Stand In Solidarity With Fly Young Red

Recently, hip hop artist Fly Young Red released a video for his song “Throw That Boy Pussy” that will be featured on his “Pretty Boy Realness Mixtape”. As of right now the video is sitting…

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Why I Drink Starbucks Besides Their Macchiatos

Starbucks remains under attack from the evangelicals that oppose gay marriage; however Starbucks is determined to stand for the greater good. In the 2014 shareholders meeting, CEO, Howard Schultz, said, “The world needs leadership now…

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Are Your ‘Friends’ Really Your Friends?

My phone should just explode when I try to call or text certain numbers. Namely people who I don’t have any good business talking to. One night out celebrating the birthday of a friend, the…

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The Magic In Being Black & Queer

Probably, one of the biggest fantasies that I played around with in my head was to be purposeless. I thought how ravishing it would be to be aimless and to just exist because I was…