Oklahoma City bound

If you want to understand gay life in America today, you need to go to a city with a historic gay neighborhood and thriving a womyn’s center, where gays won victories against police harassment of gay bars in 1969, where its corporate titans win Supreme Court cases, a city that has confronted the realities of … More Oklahoma City bound

I Made the List! “The Best Writing From and About Northeast Ohio From 2016”

​My short piece on my favorite lost gay bars, A Man’s World / Tool Shed / Crossover, made The Cleveland Scene’s list of the best writing from and about Northeast Ohio from 2016.  The Editor, Vince Grzegorek, called it “An insightful and at times scathing look at the branding experiment turned neighborhood built, as the author … More I Made the List! “The Best Writing From and About Northeast Ohio From 2016”

Lesbian bar closures, Lost Womyn’s Space

I’ve been reading the blog Lost Womyn’s Space for a while now, but it’s proving invaluable to track what the author ruefully calls “the Great Lesbian Bar Die Off.” You can read about my interest in lesbian bars here. It’s impossible to contact the author: the blog is anonymous, there’s no “About” section, and comments … More Lesbian bar closures, Lost Womyn’s Space

ILiADs 2016

Attending ILiADs this week to work on http://onprostitution.oberlincollegelibrary.org  with my Oberlin College colleagues Libby Murphy and Meghan Mitchell.

The Closet Queen’s Guide to Cleveland for the 2016 RNC

  AIDS Taskforce Our center welcomes everyone whether they have HIV or not Ambiance Our home-grown erotic boutique has a wide range of condoms, restraints, and women’s lingerie at several suburban shops b.a. Sweetie Sugar babies and chocolate galore at the nation’s largest candy store Blow Hair & Nail Spa Sit back and relax and … More The Closet Queen’s Guide to Cleveland for the 2016 RNC

Open letter to Elyria Police Chief Duane Whitely

Dear Chief Whitely, What measures has the Elyria police department taken to address racial bias in policing? I avoid the city since I was involved in two unprovoked police stops. My boyfriend was pulled over outside Olive Garden where we shared a Valentine’s Day meal. The officer accused him of dealing drugs to me. I … More Open letter to Elyria Police Chief Duane Whitely