September 2016

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

I do not know how this is possible, but once again three major publishing deadlines have all piled up almost precisely at the same time. Two of the deadlines are […]

We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.

The first known autobiography written in America by a self-described homosexual man appeared just over a century ago. The author, who was thirty years old when he published the autobiography […]

A few days ago I gave the Campus Pride list of the best colleges for LGBT people.  Corresponding to that list (unfortunately) is a list of “the absolute worst campuses […]

Sometimes I sit and look at the screen trying to decide what to write.  In fact, not “sometimes” but most of the time.  But this last week for some reason […]

When I went grocery shopping this weekend, it looked like whoever does ordering for my store seriously miscalculated the demand for lobsters this week.  For some unknown reason the lobster […]

The last person who was wounded in the Pulse nightclub massacre was been released from the hospital last week. Orlando Health posted a message to its Twitter page on Sept. […]

For the last eight years, Campus Pride has annually released a “Best of the Best” Top 30 list of LGBTQ-friendly campuses across the country.  The most recent list was issued […]

Xulhaz Mannan

Xulhaz Mannan, an editor of Bangladesh’s first LGBT magazine, Roopbaan, was hacked to death in April, simply because he was gay. The Dhaka Times reported that Xulhaz Mannan and a […]

According to the September 2, 2016 issue of The Washington Blade, when “Golden Girls” star Bea Arthur died in 2009, she left $300,000 in her will to the Ali Forney […]

Just answer the question, Benji.  I’m not here to judge.  I don’t care who you fuck.  I’m just asking how long you two were together.  That’s all.

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 4 of my book entitled Evac (which is short for medical evacuation): “Good morning,” the stranger cheerily greeted Benji the next morning when […]

The following is an excerpt from Evac: Benji was a nervous wreck the remainder of the day, to the point that Nick noticed and commented on it. “What has got […]

“Almost immediately Benji shifted gears and fled from the good feelings he’d had with Kevin’s visit.  He did not see himself as worthy or deserving of anything that felt as […]

The following is an excerpt from the start of Chapter 15, “Trapped in a Never-Ending Nightmare” of my book, Evac: “We’re going down!” Benji shouted the instant he woke up.  “We’re […]

If you haven’t seen it, this video clip from ABC News is gut wrenching, powerful beyond words.  Christine Leinonen was waiting for hours and hours and hours for word – […]

Twenty-year old identical twin brothers, David and Jack Cahn, recently published a book entitled When Millennials Rule: the Reshaping of America. Several notable things in my view: (1) they are […]

Brian does it again! He’s made it through to the America’s Got Talent finals. Yet again, last night he did an outstanding job.  His performance was high octane, full of […]

I’ve been posting a lot of excerpts from Evac recently.  And for those who don’t know, “evac” is short for evacuation, or in the case of this story, it means […]

Evac Chapter 8 I Don’t Want to Remember   The following morning David was sitting in Benji’s guest chair when Benji woke up. “You spend the night here?” Benji asked […]

Evac, pages 97-98, in which Benji volunteers to help demonstrate a scene at a gay BDSM club: “Did you say something, boy?” his partner demanded. In a voice meant only […]

“Why, Benji?” “Huh?” “Why did you want to feel pain?” Carl asked. Benji glanced down before looking Carl in the eye. “I was in hell in Afghanistan.  I’ve been in […]

“Benji was lost, adrift.  He was like a buoy bobbing up and down on the ocean currents, going wherever they carried him, not able to steer or choose where he […]