Here for you; be here with us
How are you doing? That’s a question that I’ve been asking a lot lately, and one that carries more weight than usual. Some of us are trying to balance full-time remote work with caring …
I Feel Ignored
As a trans man, I feel ignored. I don’t see myself represented in mainstream media. There is hardly any research on trans men. Even in the trans community, transgender often seems to default to …
Reading & Listening with your smart devices
I hope that by the time the May/June edition is off the press, The Library is once more open to the public after having been closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  But while The …
Excalibur #9
Excalibur #9  Tini Howard Synopsis: “Following a very successful Werewolf hunt, EXCALIBBUR seeks unimpeded passage into Otherworld. But there is a great distance to travel before …
Love in the time of coronavirus
If there’s ever been a time to be reminded of our shared humanity, it is during this pandemic. COVID-19 is no respecter of persons; it discriminates against no one. One’s social …
Finding your new normal in a crisis
Finding Your Normal Have you noticed how the “new normal” keeps changing? It’s been increasingly difficult for columnists to write in advance, as we must do because of …
Reminiscing on my 10-year journey
I often look around me and feel so incredibly blessed and grateful for my life. This hasn’t always been the case, but life has just gotten better and better and I’m so lucky to lead the …
You're perfect - now change!
"Oh … My … God – He’s perfect for me!” “Just wait till you meet her!” “I’ve always admired this amazing couple, and now they want to add ME to …
Don't panic: LGBTQIA+ is just fine, but ...
A column by Brad Polumbo last fall in the online magazine Quillette was headlined It’s Time for LGB and T to Go Their Separate Ways. In essence he argued that gender and biological …

Cartooning is semi-serious business

There are few things more mentally stimulating or powerful than the interaction of words and images. But if a picture is worth a thousand words, then a political cartoon is worth its weight in …
NO BS Facebook comments on Jan-Feb 2020 Publisher’s Note by Frank Pizzoli entitled Wishing our community was organic as my vegetables Nicely written. – Russ Boggs Nice! - Bill …
COVID-19 like money – brings out best & worst
“I swear COVID-19 is like money. It brings out the best and worst in people,” said a trusted colleague in the midst of another remote work day. Besides our own day-to-day challenges …
Seeing who your friends are in print is eye-opening
Decades ago, I’m on the horn with James Carville. Yeah, that Carville. I’m arranging a private satellite broadcast of a debate between his candidate Robert Casey, Sr. (who was …
Hope and resilience still popular
Response to my Nov-Dec 2019 online and print Publisher’s Note tells me hope, resilience and goodwill remain popular in our "gotcha doing wrong, you can …
Wishing our community was as organic as my vegetables
My last column (Nov-Dec 2019) on hope and resilience for the 2020 drew lots of comments. And we’re grateful. We’re happy whenever anyone in our media saturated culture puts eyes on our …
Looking to 2020 with hope and resilience
As we all look to 2020, let’s remember that the queer community is a resilient group of people. It’s true that good doesn’t win every battle. No matter how strong we are. But …