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Back Out With Benny: Writing from the heart

I’ve been writing columns for local LGBT publications for more than a decade and sometimes it’s just really hard to think of topics to write about.

Sometimes, I’m fired up or excited about something and my fingers work magic and whip something out in minutes. Other times I sit for hours trying to think of something that will resonate with readers and get people talking.

Life Beyond Therapy: Time for a social media ‘vacay’?

First it was my 19-year-old goddaughter. Then my 30-year-old niece. Now it’s my 45-year-old male client.

What do these people have in common?

They have each decided it’s time for a vacation from social media (or “vacay,” as my goddaughter calls it).

Back Out With Benny: It's ok to age

Age is a funny thing. Many people make such a big deal about growing older, when really it’s something that should be celebrated. By the time next month’s column is printed, I will have aged another year, turning 36 and hitting the second half of my 30s.

Take part in capturing world record for largest lesbian wedding

Award-winning political humorist Kate Clinton will be officiating the nuptials and after the ceremony, the entire town will become one big party for the participants as they join in with other activities planned for Women’s Week.

Back Out With Benny: Living our own lives

The tired arguments like “PrEP is just a license to be promiscuous” resurfaced and it seemed that everyone who was chiming in suddenly were experts on virus transmission, prescription drugs, and medicine in general. People shared all sorts of information, much of it incorrect, and using that information to tell others how to live their lives.