I can not tell you how excited I am that the royal nuptials are taking place today. It’s not because of the amazingly bad
awesome royal wedding souvenirs that are available either (click that link, you won’t be sorry).
No, I am counting down the hours to this wedding so that I can quit frakking hearing about it. If I hear one more person use the word “fairytale” I’m gonna need to order one of those Royal Wedding barf bags. Continue reading
The Republican led House had a hearing last week about the status of repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. If you’ll recall, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was overturned by both houses of Congress and signed by President Obama in the “lame duck” session after Republicans successfully won back a majority of the House of Representatives.
The Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy and the various laws forbidding (or not recognizing) same-sex marriage have been the two most important legal pillars of discrimination against gay and lesbian today. Gaining the right to marriage has received far more mainstream attention than DADT for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that it strikes at the heart of dehumanizing gays and lesbians by stripping us of a basic human right to legal and social recognition of the family relationships we create. It also applies, at least potentially, to all gay and lesbian people and not just the subset who are currently members of our armed service branches. Continue reading
Last weekend, I visited Edmonton, the provincial capital of Alberta and home to North America’s largest shopping and entertainment complex, West Edmonton Mall. This mall is bigger than the Mall of America in Minneapolis, has an amusement mark, world waterpark, and 20,000 parking spaces. It seemed on Saturday, Feb 19 that all 20,000 parking spaces were being used, because people were circling like vultures to grab any. Did I mention it was -26 Celsius outside? A good friend of mine, Rodney, was getting married and I wouldn’t miss it for the world. Rodney and I go way back to high school. His outlook on life and sense of adventure helped shaped who I am today. The fact that he found someone else to share his life with is amazing and I wanted to meet female Rodney.
- Tears of Joy – Rodney’s mom
Megan Rogers held her own. She has an independent adventurous spirit, very caring, but still able to take care of herself. One story that resonated with me was how she adapts to getting sleep if the groom becomes anxious in the middle of the night. She puts in ear plugs and a sleeping mask. This girl knows how to prioritize! Continue reading
Last year I turned 34. If I was straight I would probably be married by now, have a child or two, live in a two bedroom house with a couple dogs and maybe a cat. Instead, here I am single and vacationing in Hawaii even though I got laid off my day job 2 months ago. I don’t have a sense of when or even if I am going to get married to a man someday. I think I want to have kids but I’m not even sure if I REALLY want them or even if it’s financially possible. It just feels like I’m going through life without any real plan and I wonder if this is the fate of most of us gay men. Continue reading