By Janis Ian
The Dads (surely you remember them from previous articles) are worried that their son, Jason, will grow up with no sense of tradition. It's difficult enough parenting as a gay couple, striking new ground with every step; the child needs some sense of continuity. Not wishing to inflict their own religious stereotypes on him and being more inclined to paganism (or priapism) than to regular churchgoing, they've decided to teach him the religions of the world. Christianity seems a good place to start, since many of Dad 1's forebears were Catholic priests. "Besides," they reason, "if we start early, he'll have more time to get over it later on."
By Jeff Walsh
When Elizabeth Katz was 14, she had an experience that forever changed her life. "I had an experience I don't think very many people have," she says, now 18 and a first-year student at Vassar College.
"It was some sort of voice in the back of my head," she says. "I was sitting on my bed, alone in my room and the little voice said: 'Hey, know what? You're gay.' And it was just boom, everything made sense.
By Jeff Walsh
Before I was born, Janis Ian was making beautiful music. And with her spare, acoustic recent album "Revenge," the tradition continues. Going into the interview, I was more familiar with her humorous and poignant columns in The Advocate. For some reason, although I had picked her CDs up in stores, I never bought them.
It started at dinner. Then I mentioned college aps and said I should put down that I was gay because I read that some colleges are looking to reach out to the gay community.
You know the buzzer sound? The gong shell? It was as if little lights when off screaming "You've just said the worst possible thing in the world!!!!"
Looking for friends and maybe more!! I'm an easy going person..
Tonight I had the incredible pleasure of hearing this woman read from her work.
Her poetry is oddly linguistically empowering. It made me wish I could be a poet (like her). At the same time, it made me think that I could be one, too. This is not to denigrate her craftsmanship or talent. It's just been a long time since I've heard words that sought to involve me in such a way.
Read on for a fun-filled, albeit frostbitten. day!
American Idol :
is the lamest show I have ever seen. Vote off the ugly and the bad voice, and in with the pretty with awesome voice.
Very fair competetive talent with multitasking jogging with various of contestests. In the end most will win, cuz its fair.
I can't wait until I get to go to college next year. Maybe then I will actually be able to come out to people because my parents and relatives will never find out. I just wish I could be the person that I truly am. Everyone keeps saying that living in Vermont and being homosexual must be a dream. Isn't all that it is cracked up to be. I don't know how the civil union thing got passed. Barely anyone is accepting of those that are different. But when I grow up and if I still live in Vermont I will be able to get a civil union easily. Maybe there is a plus to living in Vermont.