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Creating Harmonious Families Starts with Me

Creating Harmonious Families Starts with Me

There’s nothing like taking off to sunny Florida at the start of the polar vortex that overtook Cleveland in mid-November. I’d booked my reservation at the Florida Nature and Culture…

Dear Joan

Dear Joan

Dear Joan, Thank you so much for all of the laughs, the put-downs, the effervescent self-deprecating excitement that you consistently exhibited! How fortunate I am to have witnessed you live…

Long Live the Laughter

Long Live the Laughter

By Karen Williams As the nation mourns our comedy giant’s untimely death, as the memories of his generosity wash over us, as we accept the loss of the comic genius…

Gay Games Fever

Gay Games Fever

By Karen Williams Here on the North Coast, we’ve got Gay Games fever! That’s right! We’re here! We’re queer! And we’re sporty! Everything’s coming up spectacular at the Cleveland-Akron Gay…

Beautiful

Beautiful

Do I love you because you’re beautiful? Or are you beautiful because I love you? Johnny Mathis One of the things I love about technology is being able to recapture…

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

How stunning! How magnifi­cent! How fortunate to bear witness in this lifetime to a wondrous human being like Dr. Maya Angelou! The deep resounding warm resonance of her voice rose…

Relatively Speaking

Relatively Speaking

So…just how many lesbians does it take to feel like family? I’m not sure of an accurate number, yet I can tell you that our memorial celebrations feel like a…

Feast or Fashion

Feast or Fashion

I began my foray into fashion very early in life. By age nine, I was already aware of making bold fashion statements, like the time I wore my “Happy Birthday”…

Alone Again…Naturally

Alone Again…Naturally

I know that my friends love me. They let me know in countless ways. Recently, I noticed the looks of concern on some of their faces. It seems as though…

Practice Love!

Practice Love!

I love Black History Month. Okay, so February is the shortest month of the year. Rather than feeling short-changed, I’ll simply keep this message brief and sweet. Now is the…

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