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Once Upon a Time in 1990s New York City

As spring finally teases us hello with the first warm weather, I can’t help but look forward to summer, a subject that invariably gets me thinking of my 20s in New York. I’m...

This Is How to Recover from Losing Your Luggage

Wade and his pal Trish spend a year planning to look fabulous on vacation, only to end up arriving without a thing for her to wear. Waiting for the Other Shoes to Drop The four of...

Do I Have the Right to Mourn My Friend’s Father as Though He Were My Own?

He was like a father to me, but when we lost him, I had to ask myself whether I had the right to be so sad. Last spring, as my fellow Portlanders were shaking off the slow drizzle...

A Gay Man Wonders, “When Will They Stop Calling Me a Boy?”

As a shorter guy, I accepted it would take longer to be called “a man.” At first, I thought it would definitely happen by 30. Nope. Well after that, I had certain friends who...

Did I Really Give My Ex-Husband the Best Years of My Life?

It’s an oft-repeated phrase. It’s so ingrained into the culture of relationships and breakups, that it’s become a cliché. I remember when I first heard one of the...

Unsaid: Mathew Morris

When I first met Mathew Morris, his flamboyant perfume hit my nose. It smelled like a luxury brand product, with an offensive sweetness and a slight hint of tobacco. I came to...

Discovering the Ladies of “Absolutely Fabulous” with a Born-Again Christian

There are many milestones in the life of LGBT people: realizing we’re not necessarily attracted to the opposite sex (or at least not only attracted to the opposite sex); our...

What Happened When My Estranged Cousin Decided to Read My Life

A cousin whom I haven’t seen in 20 years decided to tell me my life. She posts memes revealing she could “live at the beach all year long.” She begs friends to adopt local...

Sean Foo of the Singapore Web Phenomenon ‘Dear Straight People’ Asks: Am I Masculine Enough?

As the founder of Singapore’s leading LGBT website, Sean Foo has shared hundreds of other people’s coming out stories; now, he’s sharing his own with Metrosource. In his own...

I Confess: I Am a Catfish, and Don’t Intend to Stop

I’m not sure when exactly I started catfishing. It may have been two or three years ago, maybe earlier. But what I am certain is that I am quite a pro at it. Yes, I know...

In a #MeToo era, Are We Allowed to Keep and Share Tom Daley’s Nudes?

The 75th Golden Globes ceremony hosted recently made rounds in the news, not only for its honoring of the best in television and film, but because of a rallying support by...

Join Me in Helping My New Husband Fight for His Life

Days before Thanksgiving, on November 21st, I received a text from my husband to meet him at his job as soon as possible. The news we received was devastating. The diagnosis:...