¿HAS LADY GAGA REDEFINED WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A GAY ICON?

From Judy Garland to Britney Spears there have been many women over the years who have been branded with the title “gay icon.” Some, such as Joan Crawford, gained an early gay following due to her struggles both on and off screen, likening her to an underdog with whom many gay men of the time…

THE “PERFECT” PASTOR

The perfect pastor preaches exactly 10 minutes. He [or she] condemns sin roundly but never hurts anyone’s feelings. He [or she] works from 8 AM until midnight and is also the church janitor. The perfect pastor makes $40 a week, wears good clothes, drives a good car, buys good books, and donates $30 a week to the…

5 ELIGIBLE GUYS WHO STAY SINGLE

We all know this guy — or are this guy: in his 30s, affable, attractive, and yet he’s never been in a serious long-term relationship. And as his single status stretches into a third decade, one has to wonder: What’s the deal? Far from being undateable, this guy may simply not be ready to change his independent ways. Or,…

¿HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH A KNOW-IT-ALL?

Thinking back, I see now that there was a brief moment when I had a choice as to how I would react to the situation that led to this blog entry. I could have just as easily chosen resignation, or amusement, or even sadness. So the obvious question is why did I choose a destructive…

‘GOD’ MUST BE REAL PLEASE WITH WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH

Westboro Baptist Church, the Kansas-based organization that made its name picketing military funerals to protest the country’s policy on gay soldiers, plans to make an appearance at the funeral of “Jackass” stuntman Ryan Dunn. Why? Apparently the congregation, led by pastor Fred Phelps and his Twitter-happy daughter, was offended by Dunn’s most famous “Jackass” stunt: the insertion…

NIRVANA: ¡CELEBRATE LIFE!

There’s a wonderful story about a learned man who went to see a Zen master to debate the merits of Zen. The master poured him a cup of tea, and purposely kept pouring so the tea ran over the cup and spilled onto the table. The man was startled and asked the master what he…

REST IN PEACE Taylor Siluwé

New Jersey-based author Taylor Siluwé died Sunday afternoon at home after losing his battle to lung cancer, friends tell Rod 2.0. Siluwé was only 43-years-old. Siluwé was the author of several novels of erotica, such as Dancing With The Devil, A Taste for Cherries and Cheesy Porn and Other Fairytales. Siluwé also wrote short stories, essays and blogged about…

FOR NOEL…

My eyes could see youMy heart could feel youMy breath could sense youI knew I loved youBefore I met you…