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A Gay Man’s first Trip to Provincetown Opens His Eyes

Wade remembers his first visit to Provincetown, where a chance invitation allowed him to glimpse a future he hadn’t begun to imagine. Good Morning, Provincetown! My first-ever...

A Gay Man, Chasing a Dog, Sipping the First Iced Coffee of Spring

Sebastian’s first sunny spring Sunday – enjoying coffee with his new boyfriend and his dog, Taffy Davenport – goes way off the leash. The First Iced Coffee of...

Are Catholic Colleges Failing LGBTQ Students?

Catholic and other religious college campuses walk a fine line when attempting to embrace LGBTQ students because their founding dogma stands opposed to current social norms....

Here Are 4 Soul-Stirring Encounters with Homeless LGBTQ Youth

Portland’s homeless population is infamous for its sheer size, but it is the homeless LGBTQ youth that always stand out to me. The People You Meet on Public Transportation As a...

A Gay Man Explains Why He’d Rather Talk to Customers than His Family

To explain why he prefers the easy interaction of retail, Sebastian remembers the more shocking things his family said to him as a child. How Retail Is like Anonymous Sex In order...

How a Gay Couple Went from Loathing to Loving “Game of Thrones”

Wade and his husband assumed Game of Thrones wasn’t for them until they discovered it was enchanting – and surprisingly gay. And Why Do They Want This Alleged Throne?...

This Gay Man Arranged a Holiday Surprise for His Tone-Deaf Husband

What do you do when you love someone who adores singing Christmas carols but just can’t carry a tune? I discovered Gary couldn’t sing just a few days after we started dating....

Confessions of a Gay Man Who Gives Terrible Holiday Gifts

My husband, Gary, may be the best Christmas gift giver since Santa Claus, and it’s quite possible he genetically inherited this quality from his mother, who is a virtual Mrs....

This Is What It’s Like to Escape Your Own Dinner Party

I decided to shake up my party-throwing routine, and the result was a culinary catastrophe. Fêting Ready I love being a host. Perhaps it’s easier to love when you throw...

End of Life Care: When You’re Gay Without Kids, Who Will Take Care of You?

In the course of helping their own parents face the slings and arrows of age, Wade and Gary make alternative plans for their own twilight years. It is the call no one hopes to...

DIARY: Hurting My Pride?

When a book event ends up overflowing with fans of his partner Gary, Wade is left wondering: How come no one showed up to root for him? BY WADE ROUSE On a recent book tour, I...

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...