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 a dog. In a matching … 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
There was an art supply store by the railroad tracks. Sounds like a country music song, if country music songwriters could also draw. I would go there every now and then to pick up an item I remembered from the art classes I'd taken at school. You'd be surprised how often a knowledge of art … Continue reading Draw Me A Cutie
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