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Commentary: Reaching out, one panel at a time

“No, but I’ve always wondered, dude. How can these gay people, like, find other gay people to date and stuff, you know? Like, do they just come up to someone and ask whether they’re gay and want to date like that? That’s just so weird.”

Sickness is as sickness does

After receiving a fairly clean a bill of health from my doctor, with no underlying health issues, the diagnosis was stress. Not necessarily all the bad kind of stress, but a variety of things, including forgetting about my own self-care.

We can play too!

Flag football may not sound like an intense sport, but people that say this have never witnessed one of the games, where men and even a few women give it their all in a sport that - more often than not - involves full contact. Dirt, sweat, and occasionally, blood and tears accompany many of the games.

Perhaps our privacy settings are set too high

How often is “fine” your response to “how’s it going?” Better yet, how often is your question, “how’s it going?” only a rote greeting with no intention to hear the response?

Blurbs from a Breeder: How doth thou love me? Specifics, damnit!

If you’re completely crazy about another person then their positive traits can start to diminish your negative ones. In honor of the recent Valentine’s Day, I’d like to acknowledge several key ways in which the owner of your heart can make the crazy little world inside yourself a better place.

Community Profile: Sephno Systems

Sure he has a cool name - but beyond the moniker is a brilliant techno-geek who has basked in the wonder of all things technology since he was just a kid. “I took my mom’s television apart when I was four,” Suydam said, laughing. A curious child, he wanted to look inside and see what made the magical box tick. Mom, needless to say, was not amused.

Taking one for the team

I hadn’t planned to spend four hours on Saturday morning at the field learning how to pass, pull, and punt (and I’m not sure if I actually learned these things, but they are football terms that I heard thrown around), but I got talked into it. It was an incredibly well-organized event and a very positive experience that has changed my perception of our LGBT sports community.

Pop Op: Contemplating Valentine's Day in a new fashion

Somewhere between Barney’s Co-op and Bloomingdale's, a Dalmatian puppy caught Nick’s eye. More specifically, a Dalmatian puppy stuffed animal at the Build-A-Bear Workshop. Unfortunately for Nick, the limited edition Valentine’s Day Dalmatian didn’t go on sale for another week and fortunately for me, I had a great gift idea.

Love is like a chocolate

Few would disagree that love is one of life’s greatest mysteries … and for many, the quest to find, fall into, or fall head over heels in love … is reason enough to get out of bed in the morning.