Biden names Gay man head of Customs & Border Protection

Washington, D. C – President Joe Biden named Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus to head Customs and Border Protection. Magnus was the first police chief to marry a same-sex partner. Magnus was a vocal critic of former President Trump and his immigration policies and he was recognized for carrying a Black Lives Matter banner while in uniform. If he’s confirmed, his biggest challenge will be to handle the record number of children from Mexico and Central America crossing the border into the U.S. Magnus was police chief in Richmond, Calif., where he met his husband, who was chief of staff […]

AZ Republicans to allow parents to say no LGBTQ history

Tucson, AZ – David Reddish reports in Queerty that Republicans in the Arizona state legislature have passed a bill that would allow parents to opt their children out of educational classes which would include LGBTQ history, or sex education topics including HIV prevention. If signed into law, SB 1456 would mandate the “school governing board to develop procedures by which parents will be notified in advance, and given the opportunity to opt their children into, any instruction regarding sexuality, gender identity or gender expression.” It would further require parental permission for students to attend any sex education classes. Sex ed […]

Conflicts With The Loved One

It has been a long year of isolation, fear, anxiety, loneliness, loss and restrictions. Not that we could not find some green shoots, some positive aspects with what life brought us. But overall, the consequences of a long period of dealing with a pandemic is showing up in our behaviors and moods. There is a huge increase in demand for mental health resources with predictions of future cardiological issues in the population. In addition to those health concerns, we have also had to deal with a fiercely divided and polarized community. This is where relationships have taken a major hit. […]

Smile

A simple comment to a trans-female turned my thinking on its head. I told her to smile more. She was highly insulted, and I was taken aback. I certainly did not mean for it to be an insult. However, when I told a friend about it, he did a faceplant and said, “How could you not know this is a trigger.” The person I told to smile told me that males do that to dominate women. Which I still call BULLSHIT after thinking about this for a year plus. This is something I have never heard of at the time […]

Remembering Sunday

The worst part about adulthood is losing people you love, people of your own generation that are supposed to make it senility with you. While these deaths leave massive holes in our lives and our families, they are in the bluntest phrasing possible, part of the natural human lifecycle.  I am talking about the sudden deaths of friends from childhood. Friends lost in the blink of an eye from events that we could not rationalize the how and the why they occurred.  I am thirty-three years old and I have three tattoos on my body for friends that have left […]

Are You Ready to Retire?

We’ve seen an increase in clients asking us if they can afford to retire.  While some could have retired years ago, many are clients who are looking to move up their retirement date.  This sudden interest in retirement is likely due to the pandemic; clients have experienced growth in their net worth from reduced spending combined with a strong stock market and are feeling COVID fatigue.   If you’re also considering retirement in the near future, know the answer to these questions before taking the leap:   What do you want to do in retirement?  The first step that I […]

Gay rapper Lil Nas X satin video freaks out the rightwing set

Atlanta, GA – Rapper Lil Nas X has stirred up those with anti-LGBTQ+ sentiments with the recent release of his music video “Montero (Call Me by Your Name),” which dropped on March 26. Two days later, he also released blood-infused Nike sneakers, in keeping with the satanic theme of his new song. What was his intent? To embrace and celebrate his sexuality, while simultaneously refusing to accept societal shame for his sexual orientation. In a tweet posted following the video release, Lil Nas X stated, “i spent my entire teenage years hating myself because of the shit y’all preached would […]

Ex Gay porn star now straight and an anti-Gay politician

Durness, Scotland – Graham Gremore reports for Queerty that a German-born ex-gay adult film star living in Scotland says he’s turning over a new leaf. He’s putting his X-rated past behind him and focusing his attention on local politics. 43-year-old Philipp Tanzer began working as a gay adult film star in 2007, performing as Logan McCree. He became known for his distinctive tattoos that cover most of his body, including his penis and butt. In 2008, he won a Grabby Award for Best Fetish Video. And in 2010, he launched his very own website, “loganmccree.tv”, which was sort of like […]

Are straight guys having gay sex closeted? Prof says no!

Vancouver, Canada – Earlier this month Edge Media Network reported on Dr. Joe Kort who argued that “when straight men have sex with men it’s not a gay thing, it’s a guy thing.” He added: “In general, men have more transactional sex with one another, in general women don’t. Men have objectified sex where it’s just about the act, it’s just about getting off.” This week University of British Columbia sociology professor Tony Silva offers new insight on sexual attraction, behavior and their implications in his book “Still Straight: Sexual Flexibility Among White Men in Rural America.” “Drawing upon interviews […]

Arkansas to allow doctors to refuse to treat LGBTQ patients

Little Rock, AK – Attitude, a UK Gay magazine reports that Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson has signed a piece of legislation that will allow doctors and medical professionals to refuse LGBTQ people on religious, ethical or moral grounds. Republican Hutchinson signed the Medical Ethics and Diversity Act (also known as SB 289) on 26 March. The bill will come into effect by summer 2021. In a statement Hutchinson said: “I support this right of conscience so long as emergency care is exempted and conscience objection cannot be used to deny general health service to any class of people. Most importantly, […]