Pride 2019

As A Gay Man, Other Gay Men Still Scare Me & It’s Affecting My Ability To Be Normal

And it festers within internalized homophobia, jealousy, and sadness. It’s something I’m seeing more and more as days pass by. Why do I put so much of my self-worth into pretty gay people? I’m proud of being a gay man. Surrounded by a community that lifts each other up without being dependent on race, monetary […]

Juanita MORE!: The Maternal, Indefatigable Muse of San Francisco’s Queer Community

As I walked down the incandescent hallway leading to Juanita MORE!’s apartment, I expected that she’d be the first warm-blooded creature to greet me, prior to entering her Nob Hill studio home. You could imagine my surprise—albeit, an elated and joyous and welcomed one—when a French bulldog nuzzled my left leg, instead. “Oh, Jackson’s not […]

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