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Friday, December 2, 2022

Mark My Words: History and Mythology

Last week’s tour took me to Pilgrim House during Provincetown’s second annual Gay Pride for a speaking engagement. The organizers wanted a Stonewall participant...

Creep of the Week: Jesse Lee Peterson

When racist white people who lurk on World Net Daily claim they have black friends, they’re probably referring to Jesse Lee Peterson, a black...

Cracking the egg

There are those who believe that transgender and nonbinary people only become trans or enby after they are exposed to the notion or after...

Creep of the Week: Alex Jones

If you don’t know who Alex Jones is, consider yourself lucky. Picture a mentally unstable person boiling over in rage and...

New year. Healthier you.

  Ah, January — the time when we contemplate resolutions to change, improve and make a difference. Maybe we pledge to start eating better...

Letters and Feedback

In response to Jonathan Gilmore’s column “No, your father isn’t always right” (Nov. 2-8): I read with much dismay another example of seemingly simplistic...

America is failing rape victims

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon. September 4. I was in my front garden, 41 steps from my front door. I would later count...

Creep of the Week: Laura Ingraham

Do you have a hobby? Most people do. Personally, I like to read books. I also like to listen to true crime podcasts and...

Why raising the minimum wage matters

As Senate Democrats struggle with Republicans to pass President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief package, a secondary battle is taking place over raising the...

Creep of the Week: Lindsey Graham

Y’all, people are being very mean to Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on the internet. Again. I mean, what does this guy have to do...

Creep of the Week – Ryan Fournier

As if I needed another reason to love Elizabeth Warren, she’s gone and done something yet again that upset right-wing Republicans. Granted, she pretty...

Living outside the binary

Gender noncomformity is not a new concept and living outside of the binaries is not a new identity, though the term nonbinary was coined...

Creep of the Week: Alex Azar

It was only months ago when the Log Cabin Republicans announced that they were endorsing Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection bid in a Washington Post...

Creep of the Week: Jenna Ellis

You can tell a lot about a person by looking at who they surround themselves with. Remember when Donald Trump assured the public that...

Sims has failed his stakeholders and the LGBTQ Community

I return to this publication writing this op-ed, nine years after my last article, now reflecting on Brian Sims' recent announcement of his candidacy...

Taliban takeover could mean more deaths of women and LGBTQ people in Afghanistan

The scenes out of Kabul are brutal and harrowing. They of course evoke the fall of Saigon. But also the fall of Srebrenica.  The Taliban...

It’s not just Georgia — it’s Pennsylvania too

On March 25, Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed major election legislation into law. Kemp did so in a locked room surrounded by white...


In response to “Kenney confirms mayoral run,” Jan. 30: I am glad that Kenney is running. I was proud to work with him on...

What Killed Mikayla Miller?

Mikayla Miller didn’t live to see Pride. The 16-year-old gender nonconforming Black lesbian was found on April 18 tied to a tree in the woods...

Creep of the Week: Mitch McConnell

The Senate Confirmation Hearing for Amy Coney Barrett was happening today and I watched exactly zero minutes of it because I was practicing self...



Eddie Bruce: Making melodic music

Philadelphia’s own Eddie Bruce is a powerhouse. His critically acclaimed tributes to Tony Bennett, Anthony Newley, Frank Sinatra and his The Best of Broadway...

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Creep of the Week: Ben Shapiro