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.
It turns out that a new development arose when I least expected it.
There is a new guy in my life. I met him last night, we talked, and we're going to give things a try.
... and the other guy is going to have to deal this time.
No, I'm not doing this just to get back at him.
I'm not even sure if I want to get back at him.
But I think things are going to be a little more interesting now.
For those who haven't followed my life's events very closely (which is most of you, I'm sure), I've had a crush on my friend Erin since Freshman Orientation. I've come to realize that she is, without a doubt, straight, so I'm trying to focus my attention elsewhere. However, I still have a bit of a crush on her. Well, we were talking about room assignments for next year at dinner the other night, and she said that maybe she and I could room together...
i love flirting with her. i wonder what will happen on saturday. i'm not going to let myself get hurt this time. i'll see what happens between us and back out if i need to. but of course i like her...so who knows? one must take risks!
IS THERE A SWEET, YOUNG, ADORABLE, *DECENT*, BI/LESBIAN GIRL OUT THERE IN THE BAY AREA FOR ME? *sigh* SAFETY IS AN ISSUE,BUT BEING FRUSTRATED CAN LEAD TO FATAL EMBARASSMENT (i.e. RIGHT NOW). HOLLA BACK.....ONE N ALL.
I suck. I'm 18 years of age and I don't have a boyfriend. There's no one in sight. Not only that, but I live way out on the outskirts of my city. (not suburbs, just outskirts). Yeah, that means I'm a 30 minute drive from the closest gay hangout. My school is out here, too, but it's to small and too damn closed-minded - I'm not going to find anyone here. (There are 43 seniors in my class).
well, I think the title's obvious.