March 2021



I suppose it is hardly news, but I must confess, McCain is turning out to be even sleazier than I could have possibly anticipated.

And it seems endemic to all Republicans.

I was reading one of the British Quality papers a day or two ago, and the Obama campaign has a squad of people who […]

Closing In On Ten Years…

We are now less than a month from the ten year anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s death.

The New York Times visited Laramie with writers of The Laramie Project, and, in addition to the article, putting together a series of photographs related to the entire mess to help visualize everything.

The crime had a major impact […]

Innocence Shattered

There comes a point in everyone’s upbringing when they realize some truths about the world around them—and that often these truths are rather unpleasant.

The first time I can remember this happening to me was back at Park Hill Elementary School in Denver, Colorado. As is with traditional with American elementary education, it was a […]

9 Years

* 1. December 1976 – † 12. October 1998

It’s nearly impossible to eloquently talk each year about Matthew Shepard and what he means to me. 2007 marks the ninth anniversary of Matthew’s death after having been beaten and tortured.

In the last year not only has Iran’s president confirmed that his country is […]

Surprising Ignorance

My last day in America, I slept in—and it felt good. After breakfast at a nearby restaurant I headed to MOMA’s P.S.1., a contemporary art museum located in Queens, quite close to where I was staying.

The museum is located inside an old public school—from a generation where boy and girls had separate entrances and […]


Generally speaking I think the best response to a KKK rally is to ignore it. It’s the same thing I do to Fred Phelps—of the infamous “God Hates Fags” website.

I point this out today, because over in Jena there is a Neo-Nazi rally.

My initial gut reaction to hearing that there was a Neo-Nazi […]

Underground Railroad

One of Elizabeth and my three stops in Cincinnati was the National Underground Railroad Museum, sandwiched between the football and baseball stadiums.

The museum was kind of hokey—we managed to arrive at the same time that 400 members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The line was out the door. Fortunately the line moved quickly and […]

So… Gay!

I don’t know how it happened, but I realized last night on my way to bed that I have had three distinctly gay posts in a row: Candace Gingrich, gay videos, and Indy Pride.

I’ll try to slow down the pace—it seems a bit much at this point, if you ask me. I need to […]

Candace Gingrich

Tonight I headed to campus to see a famous person: Candace Gingrich.

Ms. Gingrich, brother of Newt, was in town to promote supporting the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act (S. 1105). The bill, recently passed by the house, is headed to the Senate and this event was designed to encourage citizen support, in the form […]

Dutch + British =

On the last day of my trip to New York City I found myself with time to kill and, consequently, on the doorstep of the Museum of the City of New York.

It was not my first visit: my first visit was a young child with my father who was exploring his old stomping grounds. […]