Michael Urie posted a photo of himself dressed as an elf. Sitting in front of a Christmas tree, with a guy named Ryan Spahn, also dressed as an elf. I'm guessing Ryan is his boyfriend, but even if he isn't please let me go on thinking he is. They have dog. In a matching elf … Continue reading Dear Hallmark: A Beau for Christmas, Please.
It was a struggle to manage the heavy glass door. The handles were oddly positioned, and the door was intent on closing before I was inside. One of those hidden camera stunts, perhaps, where unsuspecting people are humiliated on television while attempting something as simple as entering a bookstore. So he had already been watching … Continue reading Dear Mr. Book Clerk,
My neighbor across the street has her trees pruned every two years. Today was the day she hired a crew, and I was dreading the noise their damn machines would be making all morning. All afternoon. When I looked out the window to guess just how big a job it would be, I was pleasantly … Continue reading Men At Work
There was never anything in a bullying scenario at school that could be used in any positive way, as far as I'm concerned. It was a nightmare for me, as it was for many, and unfortunately, still is for some. Many gay men were bullied as kids. There was something about a perceived weakness that … Continue reading Beating the Bully
"Dude, your eyes are awesome! I usually get compliments on mine, but seriously bro, yours are freaking amazing." My inbox on facebook contained this odd message about a week ago. Facebook is not a dating site. I'm not on any dating sites right now. Have not been on a dating site in about a year. … Continue reading Burner Bro
My roommate and his boyfriend have started using baby talk. "I have been a bawd bowy. Are you gowing to spawnk mee?" This was said on the phone as he was walking by my bedroom door, so I didn't catch the other end of the conversation, but I imagine that was in baby talk, too. … Continue reading Baby Talk
Moonlight won the Academy Award for best picture, and aside from the bizarre way it happened, meaning the actual reading of the wrong envelope, it is big news. In its own right. By itself. Plenty of people are talking about the importance of a movie with a gay central character winning best picture. It's a … Continue reading The Gay Punchline