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This is What Happened When a Gay Baby Was Kidnapped From a Fortune Teller’s House on Halloween

My grandparents adopted me from my biological mother – their second daughter Lisa. Lisa was diagnosed as schizophrenic at an early age. This haunted my father his entire...

This Is What It’s Like When a Gay Couple Makes Halloween Dreams Come True

I grew up learning to associate Halloween with disappointment. Little did I know, the glittering costumes I’d dreamed of were just a few decades away. Pushing the Limits...

This Is How I Became a Man Who Wears Brooches

I’ve heard them called pins, pendants, even baubles. But generally I go with the term “brooches.” There was a time when I would have thought wearing them was the epitome of...

This Is How It Really Feels to Struggle with Your Dad’s Dementia

Wade takes his dad for a visit to the past but discovers that the same scenes that bring his father comfort can also be haunting reminders. Memory Lane Each time I visited my...

This Is What It’s Like When a Gay Man is Mistaken for a Famous Actress

After Wade gets mistaken for an unexpected celebrity, he reflects on how his evolving relationship with fashion allowed him to take it in stride. Dude Looks Like a Lady I was...

This Is What Happens When You Try to Stop Binge Watching

After realizing that binge-watching television is leaving them exhausted, Wade and Gary attempt to unplug — to mixed results. Just One More? “Just one more?” Gary asked...

This Is What It’s Like To Be a Gay Couple Constantly on the Road Together

When the world is your office and your spouse is your co-worker, it can be a challenge to finding balance. But it can also lead to some very special moments. Pull Over!...

This Is What It’s Like When You Have to Cancel Your Garden Party

In a city with a rich culture of urban gardening, Sebastian and his fiancé want to celebrate the work they put into their bit of earth. Unfortunately it RSVPs to their party as...

This Is What It’s Like When You Can’t Stop Losing Weight After a Breakup

I parlayed a painful relationship split into increasingly extreme weight loss – until I discovered how low I could go. Feeling Full A few years ago, I went through one of...

This Is What It’s Like When Your Mom Has a Heart Attack in the Middle of Your Martini

You know what’s not a great time to receive a call that your homophobic Mom has been taken to the hospital? Just as a waitress is delicately setting down a full-to-brimming...

This Is What It’s Like to Be Adopted by Your Grandparents

I remember the first time I learned I was getting old. It was on the occasion of my tenth birthday. That year, my cousin Martin and his wife Margie took me to Sea Isle City in New...

This Is How a Happy Gay Couple Shares Breakfast with Meds

Sebastian recounts the joy of sharing breakfast with his fiancé, and how part of that morning ritual makes them part of a new generation of happy, healthy, loving gay couples....