How accepted do you believe the bear, leather or Levi communities are among “mainstream” LGBT communities?
Readers respond to complaints of discrimination in Raleigh and to the rainbow light theme on Charlotte’s Duke Energy Building on National Coming Out Day
“When the message out there is so horrible that to be gay you can get killed for it, we need to change the message,” Ellen DeGeneres poignantly explained on her show after the 2008 killing of 15-year-old Lawrence King. By the same token, if the message is so horrible that you should kill yourself for it, we need to change the message.
Lately the crazy train has picked up speed. I don’t know if it’s the upcoming midterm elections or people are scared by gay court victories or what, but we’re in a period of nutty.
I was walking into my local YMCA when I noticed them: a table of Boy Scouts selling Trail’s End popcorn for a fundraising drive. While my local YMCA (Chapel Hill-Carrboro branch) welcomes LGBTQ individuals and families as full members — without any special proof of our family relationship — the same could not be said of the Boy Scouts of America. I was flummoxed in seeing the Boy Scouts in front of our YMCA branch.
Greetings and salutations, folks! You know the drill — we’re talking about wins and successes in pageantry here. Hope everyone is enjoying the gorgeous fall weather! It’s time to shave and put on a wig and some heels. Good evening!
Readers looking for Heavenly succor will find it in Bean’s reassuring teachings, while others will be merely treated to a unique memoir. If you’re up for something good, “I Was Born This Way” is worth laying eyes on.
A 22-year-old Charlottean asks how he can get more action out of his slightly older partner. He says, “…he’s 26 and when I want to get my freak on with him he’s not interested. I love him, but I have needs!”
Are we ready to vote for change or are we content with the status quo? Anything is possible this partisan November when almost all planets swirl closely within half the sky. Remember, it is better to be recumbent than incumbent. Chill out.