By Jeff Walsh
Truth isn't stranger than fiction for Wilson Cruz.
When Cruz portrayed Rickie last year on the acclaimed-albeit-canceled television show "My So-Called Life," truth doubled as fiction as he brought his own painful and sometimes repressed memories of growing up gay to the screen.
The show was lauded by critics for its honesty and willingness to talk about real issues concerning teenagers. And as many television shows spent the holiday season making oh-so-hip references to "It's a Wonderful Life" while showing family togetherness scenes that would make Newt Gingrich feel all warm inside, My So-Called Life told a bitter truth as it followed Rickie, who ran away from home before Christmas because he was having problems with his sexuality.
A new book examines a gay son's suicide, and his mother's new life.
By Jeff Walsh
Bobby Griffith's four-year struggle with being gay and trying to live a Christian life ended on Aug. 27, 1983.
On that day, the twenty-year-old California man backflipped off a freeway overpass in Portland, OR., timing his leap so his body would be struck and killed by an oncoming tractor-trailer.
By Jeff Walsh
To this writer, gay pride always seemed an uneven mix of sex and politics. But that all changed when I went to the 1994 Pride Parade in New York City. I had written against gay pride parades before attending that event, but my viewpoint changed when I saw the school bus come down the street.
It's all kind of surreal now, so I don't know if it was a real school bus. For some reason, I think it was a fake float made to look like a school bus. In any event, the float was sponsored by the Hetrick-Martin Institute, a gay city high school.
I came out to my cat this morning before I left for work.
I highly suspect he was on to me for sometime now. The gay porn on my computer could have been a giveaway. Or it could have been that time he caught me making out with a cute boy on the couch... I told him I was confused. HE seemed to accept it at the time.
I hope my coming out to him will not change our relationship for the worse.. I do care for him so... I hope he acceps me for who I am...
so that friends with benifets situation is not going to happen, for many reasons. for one i was under the impression that some caring was involved. she wasn't even willing to wait a few weeks until i'm comfortable. i told her i couldn't so it and she signed off.
theres still heather, there for me as always. i really do have feelings for her but i told her i didn't because of the long distance...
I've been reading all these miserable coming out stories, and I feel so bad, becuase it was so easy for me. so I started wondering; whats the difference? Is it just where I live and who I hang out with that made it so easy? But I didn't feel nervous or anything like most folk, at least only with a few people, like my mom, brother and best friend. I figures it out the other day. The trick is, I didn't need to come out.
Next Thursday is your only chance this year to hear what I've been up to, as I will be reading two chapters from my forthcoming novel.
I am so obvious... Sometimes I realize this, but most of the time I don't.
OK, so I've been wearing one rainbow bracelet for about 4 weeks now, and the other rainbow bracelet and a rainbow necklace for maybe 2 weeks, and a rainbow ring for 4 days... I mean, maybe if I were only wearing one rainbow item I could pass as someone who likes rainbows, or someone who is open to diversity... but FOUR? I mean, I feel like I have crossed the line between rainbow fashion and rainbow pride.
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..