OZ Updated

By |2021-07-23T16:49:04-04:00July 23rd, 2021|Parting Glances|

Somewhere over the rainbow in the fabled Land of OZ there were rumors circulating like chatterbox whirlwinds that the latest, newly appointed Wizard of OZ is transgender. It wasn’t a sure thing who was responsible [...]

Bravery

By |2021-03-23T10:54:50-04:00March 23rd, 2021|Opinions, Viewpoints|

There comes a time when a non-binary or transgender person comes out when a friend of theirs will cast them as being inherently brave or courageous for doing so. I know I heard it plenty [...]

A Reminder for April 17

By |2021-03-23T10:52:05-04:00March 23rd, 2021|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Stonewall! Stonewall! STONEWALL! Say it loud. Say it proud. It’s without doubt to our LGBTQ+ conviction and consensus — and that of the so-called heterosexual community — the single most important event leading to our [...]

Shots and Shutdown

By |2021-03-03T13:33:01-05:00March 3rd, 2021|Opinions, Parting Glances|

I received my first COVID-19 vaccination shot last week. My second right-arm shot is scheduled for March 11. Among 300 seniors inoculated in a well-coordinated system at Dearborn’s Henry Ford Village, I was number 13. [...]

700 PGs later

By |2021-01-14T11:37:02-05:00January 14th, 2021|Opinions, Parting Glances|

I started writing my Parting Glances column in 1999. Its premise was simple enough: choose an important LGB — and occasionally T — historical event that actually changed things for us, or challenged us to [...]