No one ever talks about the vile and unrelenting homophobia that goes on in America’s classrooms. Teachers all over America deal with homophobia in very deliberate ways. Because gay and lesbian teachers can’t afford to be perceived as gay/queer, we ignore homophobia or pretend it is no big deal. So many educators who are gay/lesbian/trans… Read More »
My very young and impressionable grandchildren cornered me one day regarding my pending nuptials. Are you the girl? Who will wear the dress? After the inquisition was masterfully handled, they each shrugged, looked at each other then sped off on a skateboard and bike respectively. I have influenced hundreds of young people and it always… Read More »
Whenever I have taught children, there has been an obsession with safety. This was a statement I made four years ago when I wrote an essay about people and their insane, irrational fear of being around children. Men need children. Children need men. While all men shouldn’t or have no desire to be around children,… Read More »
My new favorite past time is falling in love with men’s potential. Instead of taking an honest look at what a person presents as their true self, I like the big game of pretend. Basically, I wasn’t very bright and instead of examining my choices regarding my health and well being , I decided to… Read More »
Most of the HIV positive people I know became infected in the course of a relationship. After talking with a good friend from overseas, I was informed of this incredible theory. My brilliant ally and I discussed at length the risks people are willing to take and for what reason.
In a world that gives so much credence and attention to Brangelina, Sandra Bullock, and every celebrity that takes in a baby of color, where is all the glory and paparazzi for black dads who are raising their children?
I write this essay as a direct response to all of the drama surrounding the belief, statistically factually proven or not, that the black folks in our great state of California overwhelmingly voted for Prop 8.
“Didn’t need no welfare states, everybody pulled his weight, you knew who you were then, gurls were gurls and men were men. Those were the days”. In the brilliant and way-ahead-of-its-time show, All in the Family, a bigot, is forced to deal with a world that is constantly changing.