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What It’s Like to Feel Insane On the Way to Your Big Gay Wedding

I was scheduled to marry Justin 3,110 days after the night we met. This was 2,736 days after same-sex marriage was made legal in New York State; 1,230 days after he proposed, and...

What It’s Like When a Gay Boy Comes Out to His Straight Best Friend

Young Lawrence figures out how to show his true self to his straight best friend – with a little help from Harvey Fierstein. Kevin Was “That Guy” For the...

This Is How a Dog Trained Its Owner to Write a Book

Wade didn’t think he could handle having a dog or writing a book — until he learned to start asking, “Why not?” Which One Is the Mess? One New Year’s Eve, I placed a...

This Feisty, Gay 85-Year-Old Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

David looks at a life through the eyes of his outspoken, gay, octogenarian neighbor, who is still very much alive and loving. “You Love Me?!” My 85-year-old neighbor,...

What Happens When You Look in the Mirror and See Someone Half Your Age?

As he approaches his fortieth birthday, a gay man reflects on the many faces he’s seen in the mirror. A Gay Man Turns Thirty Years ago, I relocated – first to Miami and...

This Is How a Gay Man Apologizes to the Straight Women Who Loved Him

Wade regretted lying to the women who helped him pass as straight over the years — until one of them asked for help in return. The Other Kind of Beard A “beard” is...

This Is How Splurging on a New Hair Salon Ended In Disaster

Wade decides it’s about time he splurged on a visit to an upscale salon, and he certainly ends up paying the price. Hair Before I spent a majority of my Ozarks childhood...

This Is How Being Obsessed With Celebrities Ruins All The Fun

Wade remembers a childhood spent worshipping celebrities from afar, and wonders whether being closer to today’s celebrities is really a good thing. Good and Evel Knievel My...

One Gay Traveler Was Tired of Luxury, but Then This Happened…

Lawrence had a habit of complaining about experiences others would love to have — until life hands him a startling reminder to enjoy every minute. Oysters, Anyone? I once had an...

This Is How Careening Down a Mountain Made Me Appreciate Gay Music

I headed to to Montreal and ended up on a heart-stopping motorbike ride that left me with a new understanding of gay music. Different Kinds of “Gay” Gay can be a...

This Is How I Ended Up Photographing My Friend Naked in a Tub of Fruit

Theater can make you do strange things – like convincing one of your best friends to pose nude with fruit. The Greatest Hits of a Band That Never Existed In college and the...

This Is What Happens When You End Up Sick In Nova Scotia

What happens when you end up in another country with a raging infection, the wrong antibiotics and enough cold medicine to anesthetize a moose? I found out. Heading North A few...