mark my words
Charting a new course for LGBT youth
Community Academy is like any other charter school in big-city America: trying to etch out an existence for students who somehow don’t make it in the typical urban school system. All I knew about C...
The foundation for senior housing
After a meeting with the Silver Foxes last weekend, a disabled, homeless, trans Vietnam vet came over to me and asked tearfully if there’d be a place for him at the John C. Anderson LGBT-friendly a...
Stirring the local political pot
For my readers nationwide, this may not be of interest to you since it’s a local political story. On the other hand, it might serve to point out issues that all of our communities endure as we grow...
LGBT media, and its best
I was going to recount last week’s schedule and try to express the many steps it takes to get a project completed, and illustrate patience, but during my three meetings in three different cities in...
LGBT history, from burlesque to drag
The coming-of-age of gay society is in full view on Broadway in two different shows — a block-and-a-half away from each other, but nearly 80 years apart.
In what should be considered both the most...
The godfather of LGBT marriage equality
Everyone is predicting how the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on marriage equality. Let me give you my prediction.
We already won, no matter which way they rule of the some 200-plus possible rulings...
Candidate contenders emerging
Listen up (or, in this case, read on).
There’s some interesting backstage politics going on in Philly and Montgomery County that might change the political landscape. But first, you need a little ...
If you’ve read this column long enough, you know that the author, yours truly, doesn’t shock easily. But, when I do, it’s usually an eye-opener. Now before I go any further, I guess I should say I ...
A lesson learned later
You were right, I was wrong, but since it was about me, give me a little leeway. You might ask what makes this column different from my Philly.com column. This column is a personal column that is w...