Throughout 2015, I have had the opportunity to share my financial planning tips that span everything from setting financial New Year’s resolutions to achieving...
At the end of January, a lawyer representing Doctor Ken Zucker threatened Professor Lynn Conway with a lawsuit. Conway is a transsexual woman who—while she transitioned a great many years ago—has been active within the transgender community for a bit less than a decade. Professionally, she is a professor at the University of Michigan specializing in electrical engineering and computer science. She's also been outspoken against a number of sexologists, including the aforementioned doctor.
Again not knowing where to start, but simply allowing myself to write what I feel and think about this topic, I put on some music to create the mood for a writing atmosphere. I select a song that has given me my start—Billy Preston’s “Me and Mrs. Jones”.... Now there’s a good place to start...
I’ll be the first one to tell you that I suck at texting. My nieces and nephews can text at the speed of light and I fumble at it like Stevie Wonder on a non-Braille keyboard. It’s a good thing that there isn’t a time limit on composing a text message. If there were, my cell phone bill would be astronomical.
This past year has been historically dismal for the real estate industry, but within the rough patch there are some rare investment gems. The sagging sector has driven home prices downward and has been fueled by tight credit and an unprecedented volume of foreclosures in all categories of property.
Staceyann Chin makes loud sounds with her mouth for a living. Whether in the Tony Award nominated Broadway show Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam or in one of her several one-woman shows, on 60 Minutes or onOprah, this Jamaican-born writer/activist has made a career out of fighting for your rights out loud and on stage. With her forthcoming memoir,The Other Side of Paradise, she tells her own story of growing up gay in a violently homophobic culture. She talks to Gay Life about the new book, the need for LGBT centers were you'd least expect them and cups of sperm.
Literature fans can spend the last weekend of 2011’s Black History Month with Toni Morrison’s Pultizer Prize winning novel, Beloved. A discussion of the book, led by Faye Houston, will be held in the Poe Room atthe Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Branch at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, February 26, 2011.
I know all of you queens are on Facebook (or as my friend Bill refers to it, itOnMyFacebook). Even members of the Maryland State Legislature were on it until access was recently removed due to (wink, wink) concerns about viruses and malware. So if uptight, pointy-headed, pompous windbags (like politicians in general) are hooked on Facebook, you know the queers are trumpeting the fact that Facebook is getting perilously close to “jumping the shark.”
Sometimes Baltimore can seem a little, um…sleepy, let us say. It can appear that not much is going on. But if LGBT community life in 2010 was any indication at all, new things happen here all the time. Following is Gay Life ’s look at the year just past, with a focus on just what was new.