Man, this is exhausting. I slept decently last night (thanks, psych medication) and struggled to get going today. The days start the same as usual – get washed, dressed, let the dog out, feed the cats, feed the other cats, feed the original cats again, feed the dog, make the coffee, eat something. Laura gets […]
So we’ve been home since the weekend. Okay, technically I have been home since 2010. Laura has been working from home since Tuesday. Random observations The load on our wi-fi (FIOS) is significant. We are being careful to turn off devices to minimize lag time. That’s slightly annoying. We are also keeping devices, especially our […]
Earlier today, someone left a comment on an AMPLIFY post. I typically don’t allow comments on those posts because of the archival nature of the project. This comment was actually unrelated to the project so I decided it would be more appropriate to move to another place on the blog – this post. Ann Brooks […]
Are there issues impacting your LGBTQ neighbors that aren’t visible or part of the local dialogue?
I think everyone is affected by our education system. We need to be taught compassion and understanding for marginalized communities. So often the narratives of people of color and people in the LGBTQ community are either not told or not given the equal space of white narratives. It is easy to see people that are seemingly different from you as “others” when you are not exposed to their stories, their kindness, their humanity while growing up and come to the realization that their narrative is our collective human narrative.
This month, Ledcat and I celebrate eleven years of togetherness. Like many LGBTQ couples who (until recently) had no access to marriage, we’ve used our first date as our anniversary. Thanks to smart planning on my part, we moved in together almost two years to the day later. This minimizes anniversary dilemmas. A few weeks […]
We are aware of the breaking news from Galveston, Texas of the deaths of 24 year old Britney Crosby and her girlfriend Crystal Jackson also 24, both from Houston. We hope to have more details soon. The bodies of two Houston women, a lesbian couple, were discovered near a dumpster in Galveston County, Texas. Crystal […]
First, we decided no gifts. Of course, Laura bought me cookies and I sent her a singing Teleglam from Renaissance City Choirs. So much for no presents. We decided to head to Sesame Inn in the North Hills. We walked in to this: Turns out, this was the takeout line. I amused myself with selfies […]
During our recent trip to Rehoboth Beach, we met a woman a few years older than us who wanted to experience the lesbian life (she’s a lesbian.) So we headed out one evening to see what we could find. Rehoboth has a reputation for being gay owned and gay friendly. It didn’t take us long […]
I’m on a quest. Since learning that Justin Bieber is a food pantry advocate and that his own family used a pantry to supplement their food needs until Justin got his big break, I’ve made a pledge to listen to his holiday album “Under the Mistletoe” all the way through for each new like our […]