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Another Column

It’s 3 a.m., and I can’t sleep. So I write. Last night, I was late meeting my boyfriend. I’m usually late, but this was...

Mesh

The first month living with The Ex Fiance was, at best, strained. We fought about everything: what furniture to buy, where to place said furniture,...

The Book of Jealousy

Last month, I went to a book release party for my friend Billy Merrell. His new book is called “Vanilla.” Through poetry, it tells the...

When the Chips are Down

A few months ago, I wrote about Butch Cordora, a Texas Hold ‘Em dealer from Philly who’s brought the game into the city. At...

The Joint Account

A few weeks ago, Southern Belle C invited me to the premiere of “Cruel Intentions: The Musical” at (Le) Poisson Rouge. “Cruel Intentions” is...

A Million Midnights

On New Year’s Eve, a haze casts over the city, everything looking a little different, more romantic. It’s during special occasions, a veil of...

Blast From the Past – Part Two

I dropped in on N every now and then to see how things were going. Most of my trans friends transitioned before I met...

Blast From the Past – Part One

Growing up, I wasn’t bullied much. I know: effeminate me, growing up in small town Iowa. Sure, there was some taunting; snickers when I...

Humble Pie

The same week I ate bodega pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving (re: last week’s column), I was lucky enough to be on the cover of...

Bodega Pumpkin Pie

Last year, I decided to stay in New York for Thanksgiving with my boyfriend. I’m from Iowa, so going home can be a hassle. I...

Up All Night

I’ve written about Sleeping Beauty before—called so because, after inviting me over to his place at 1 a.m., he fell asleep, and I couldn’t...

Uneducated – Part Three

I wish that my story with G was different. I wish that he had never contracted HIV, never had to deal with doctors and...

Uneducated – Part Two

I couldn’t stop thinking about G. I knew I fucked up. G was so handsome, and so funny, and so smart - and I avoided...

Interview: Mike Greenly

Mike Greenly is a fascinating person. A former Vice President of Avon Products, Greenly is an incredible journalist, a lyricist writing songs for artists...

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