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October 17, 2009 – Page 2 – QNotes

Keeping the young folks apart

General Gayety

In his New York Times Magazine column called “The Ethicist,” Randy Cohen recently tackled a modern dilemma. A mother wrote in to say that her daughter, in her late 20s, has a same-sex partner, a fact known to most of the large Catholic family. But the writer’s in-laws, the lesbian’s grandparents, don’t know and the …

A tale of two stories

T-Notes

Given increased press coverage trans issues have garnered over the past five years, I remain skeptical regarding the media’s ability and/or desire to report fairly and objectively. Any fiction that much of the collective press desires objective reporting or that it isn’t exhibitionistic is destroyed in the wake of the contrast between these two stories. …

Matt Shepard: The Whole Story

Mother pens 'Meaning of Matthew'

Matthew Shepard was neither the first nor the last to die in a brutal gay bashing, yet his death, in particular, touched hearts around the world. Perhaps it was his age, 21 at the time, or perhaps it was the sheer brutality of his murder — Matt’s death was far bloodier than others. The sight …

Out in the Stars: Oct. 17-30

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Horn of plenty

Audiophile

Autumn is to album releases what Summer is to movie releases — the season that matters more than any other. As a result, every year the Fall musical harvest yields a cornucopia of projects spanning from potentially star-making debuts to superstar juggernauts seeking to extend their chart reigns to heritage artists looking for a big …

I can’t deal with your lover’s dirty fantasies

Tell Trinity

Dear Trinity, Everything, including sex with my lover, couldn’t be better with one exception: he wants me to defecate on him. Despite my refusals, he persists, but I’m afraid if I don’t satisfy his “dirty pleasures” he’ll seek it somewhere else. Help? Dirty Pleasures, Boston, Mass. Dear Dirty Pleasures, You can simply ignore his shitty …