Category:  Commentary & Opinion

Dos and don’ts of bringing a third into your love relationship

Dos and don’ts of bringing a third into your love relationship

It can feel rough when one party has to abide pre-arranged agreements set by two other people, but fair negotiations in polyamorous relationships is crucial.    READ MORE »

When your queer love is like peanut butter and jelly

When your queer love is like peanut butter and jelly

We are each a unique ingredient. When combined, individual flavors can be enhanced, but don’t get so meshed with Mr. Peanut Butter or Ms. Jelly that you forget who you are.    READ MORE »

Trans Atlanta woman digs deep to find ‘what is mine to do’

Trans Atlanta woman digs deep to find ‘what is mine to do’

If you’re looking for “what is yours to do,” here's one queer tale about living from the heart, which already knew the answer, and how, once I looked within, my purpose found me.    READ MORE »

One black, gay Atlanta man’s story ‘for the love of Andre Leon Talley’

One black, gay Atlanta man’s story ‘for the love of Andre Leon Talley’

As his documentary hits Atlanta, a fashion icon is remembered for his impact on black LGBTQ culture by a local queer advocate with a parallel personal journey to share.    READ MORE »

Why’s it so hard for so many LGBTQs to let bisexuals exist?

Why’s it so hard for so many LGBTQs to let bisexuals exist?

It's Visibility 101. Too many 'act as if bisexuality is somehow the tableside guacamole of sexuality.' We're not entitled to chill while they prove they are bi while we sip margs and judge.    READ MORE »

The LGBTQ disconnect that finds some alone in a crowded room

The LGBTQ disconnect that finds some alone in a crowded room

How is it possible to be surrounded by others and yet feel disconnected? Here's how one gay Atlanta man figured out how you can experience community without sacrificing your hard-won independence.    READ MORE »

Tales and characters encountered while dating and aging

Tales and characters encountered while dating and aging

Fun, frustrating and fearful. I never thought I'd be looking at this age, but since I am, I commit to look beyond the surface and not value wrapping over content.    READ MORE »

Her revolutionary path forged in evolutionary, incremental changes

Her revolutionary path forged in evolutionary, incremental changes

Personal stories help normalize experiences of someone perceived as different, and they're especially helpful when it comes to people understanding the transgender experience. Here's mine.    READ MORE »

LGBTs rally for ally Lindy Miller for Public Service Commission

LGBTs rally for ally Lindy Miller for Public Service Commission

The short answer as to why LGBTQ voters should care about candidates running for Georgia Public Service Commission is simple: The PSC regulates the utility industry, so its issues affect us all.    READ MORE »

Jay-Z’s mom champions struggles of black lesbian mothers

Jay-Z’s mom champions struggles of black lesbian mothers

In a recent interview, Jay-Z embraced his mother's coming out to him, bringing home the sad reality that lesbian moms are often erased or excluded from LGBTQ narratives.    READ MORE »

Growing up queer and why ‘authentic’ is better than ‘normal’

Growing up queer and why ‘authentic’ is better than ‘normal’

What’s normal anyway? Navigating so-called ‘social norms’ on the way to your authentic self is wrought with emotional hurdles and societal stumbling blocks for those who identify as 'different.'    READ MORE »

Is PrEP a license to throw caution to the wind?

Is PrEP a license to throw caution to the wind?

To say I was excited is an understatement when the FDA approved an HIV treatment drug as a Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). The fear of becoming HIV positive can subside, but too much?    READ MORE »

Expressing ourselves, and why gender isn’t the sum of our traits

Expressing ourselves, and why gender isn’t the sum of our traits

No matter how we try, nobody's gender expression is going to please everyone. When falling outside the 'expected,' it's paramount to serenity to value our own standards.    READ MORE »

How do I navigate my discordant relationship past our differences?

How do I navigate my discordant relationship past our differences?

Tapping divergence as fuel, but knowing when discordant relationships are a good challenge to have, and when your differences are actually dealbreakers worth considering.    READ MORE »

How pop culture helped me find my lost queer tribe

How pop culture helped me find my lost queer tribe

When ‘gay’ and ‘queer’ meant ‘ain’t right,' poring over pop culture imagery for clues helped me find my lost tribe of people who made me feel less alone in the world.    READ MORE »

Are you in a relationship or a ‘RelationSHIT’?

Are you in a relationship or a ‘RelationSHIT’?

Are you and your partner, spouse or significant other prouder of your longevity together than you are the quality of those years? Or is it closer to habit than a mutually enriching experience.    READ MORE »

Bad reactions to Parkland put LGBTQ students in the line of fire

Bad reactions to Parkland put LGBTQ students in the line of fire

The Parkland, Fla. school shooting is a tragedy that'ss become far too common Now shortsighted proposals include overhauling directives to address racial and queer student disparities.    READ MORE »

Queers sacrificing ourselves for loved ones’ feelings over our own

Queers sacrificing ourselves for loved ones’ feelings over our own

Taking too much responsibility for the feelings and actions of others, everyone loses, often over past patterns. Atlanta LGBTQ therapist Alexandra Tyler helps you break the chain.    READ MORE »

Finding your own answer to ‘Why am I still single?’

Finding your own answer to ‘Why am I still single?’

Other people may ask, whether they are being complimentary or annoying, But this Atlanta gay man internalizes the importance and responsibility to face that tough question for himself.    READ MORE »

Can gay and lesbian cultures please stop attacking femininity?

Can gay and lesbian cultures please stop attacking femininity?

'No Fats, No Fems,' Say what? We get enough of it from cishet men. Gay men and lesbians need to end brutal fem-hating standards and rampant rudeness of dating disclaimers.    READ MORE »

 
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