Ireland: Island of Destination Weddings, Honeymoons, and Romantic Getaways

By Orla Timmons On a warm, sunny evening in May last year, thousands of people gathered in the Upper Yard of Dublin Castle for a momentous announcement. Rainbow flags were prominently displayed, people hugged and […]

Kansas City: The Heart of America

Kansas City. Known as the Heart of America, I’ll always think of love and marriage when I think of my time spent there. I was anxiously awaiting the Supreme Court of the United States to […]

Medical Tourism: Going Abroad for Health Care

When Tai and Jess began thinking about expanding their family, the options available didn’t seem quite right. In fact, they found that in vitro fertilization (IVF) in the States was significantly higher priced than one […]

Assume the Ecosexual Position: Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle

Attendees of Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle’s upcoming presentation, titled “Ecosexual Revolution,” had better be prepared. That is, be prepared for an eye opening night of candid discussion and a glimpse of the world seen through the […]

Tim Campbell (1939-2015)

Not Surprisingly, Lavender’s 2015 Person of the Year(s) Wrote His Own Obituary Gay rights activist Tim Campbell died December 26, 2015, in Houston, Texas, at the age of 76, from esophageal cancer. Campbell was perhaps […]

From the Editor: Romance on a Stick

I always raise an eyebrow when I think of “romantic dining.” I know, it’s a thing. But I’m wondering what, exactly, is romantic? I’m not poo-pooing the whole thing, I’m trying to suss out what […]

Five Off­-the­-Eaten­-Path Places for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is once again right around the corner. If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably spent more time than you care to staring into space trying to think of the perfect place to take […]

A Word In Edgewise: There Are Words For It

It was clear as day in April 2014 when an armed Cliven Bundy and gang faced down federal agents after years of grazing their cattle illegally on federal lands free from fines or punishment. Now […]

Books: 539

The Other Paris Luc Sante Farrar, Straus and Giroux $28 By “Other,” Sante is referring to the dark underbelly of the “City of Light” beloved of the casual tourist. (An earlier work, Low Life: Lures […]

Leather Life: Our Own Kind of Theater

In the pre-AIDS years of the gay leather community, many leather clubs presented elaborately staged shows at their annual club runs. (In gay leatherspeak, a “run” is an annual gathering attended by members of other […]

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