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Spiritual Reflections: Finding Joy in the Midst of Devastation

With everything going on around us, it is easy to become overwhelmed at the sheer volume of chaos and the magnitude of the issues we face. Like many of you, I have found myself looking for hope, and knowing all too well the feeling of fear and confusion.

Love Overcomes Hate

The First Time I Experienced such HATE… as a Lesbian

I am glad that I was the person working on Tuesday, Aug. 25, when at least nine older, white men showed up right in front of our store, White Rabbit, hollering, yelling and raising large signs with hateful, ridiculous words on them. They were loud and so full of hate, and spewing stupidity, such as “Repent, repent…you nasty perverts. Give God back his rainbow, faggots, you stole it a long time ago.”

‘Confessions of a Gay Priest’

Out in Print

You spent days examining your life. Sins: that’s what you were looking for. How had you displeased God? How many lies, covets, dishonors? What have you done since — oh, when was your last confession, anyhow?

Part 2: God loves San Francisco, not so the evangelicals

Op-Ed

As I wrote previously, God’s chosen people during this time must be the LGBTQ community, at least according to the standards used by Evangelicals, the Religious Right and even some Republican politicians. After all, they said AIDS was God’s wrath against gays.

A Valentine’s Day Poem

Love & Lust (12th Annual Sex Issue): A Sex Worker Looks for Love

Perhaps in 2020, I’m less likely to need to say it, but sex workers are not empty vessels to be filled with your fluids and then discarded like disposable plastic bottles.

A Two Thousand Year-Old Hanukkah Question

Spiritual Reflections

When lighting the Hanukkah candles, should one start by lighting all eight candles on the first night and then decrease the number of candles each successive night, or should one start by lighting one candle and increase towards eight? For Hillel and Shammai, two of the greatest rabbis in Jewish history, the world depended upon their answer.

Hallmark, Lifetime

The Gay Question

So, Hallmark and Lifetime, how long are we going to have to wait for that LGBTQ holiday romance movie?