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This week I got a question at my Redeye advice column from a 17 year old, who had recently come out. “Please warm me of the complexities,” she said. I did. You can read that here. But while I was at it, I put the question on social media, since, […]

23 Takes on How to Be Queer: Advice for Young ...



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Antonin Scalia “Naked impotence… pretentious liberty…ask the nearest hippie!”   Republican presidential candidates This isn’t over! I won’t stop until NOBODY has ANY rights.   Canadians Welcome, finally, to the 21st-century, America!   Those who compare everything to Hitler Lesbians are vegetarians. SO WAS HITLER. Coincidence?   Caterers across the […]

All reactions to the SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage in ...



I have a new essay up on Salon. It’s about my breakup with Ellie (Just when you thought I couldn’t possibly write anymore on the topic!), but mostly it’s about love and transition and the ways that love gets shifted around as we grow and change. I was talking with […]

The Minimalist Guide to Moving On


This Monday, April 25th, I’m reading something gay at Tales of the Sissy, which will cost you zero gay dollars. Something about orgies, probably. You come! From the event page: This cost-free evening of literary delights is sponsored by Aorta Magazine, and features the linguistic geniuses Jen Currin, Meliza Bañales, […]

Tales of the Sissy


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“You mean you don’t clench your vagina?” This is my girlfriend, schooling me in the ways of faking orgasms, a subject I thought I was well-versed in. I am, after all, one of the 48-72% of women who have faked it at some point in their lives. I’ve seen the […]

Do Lesbians Fake It?