World AIDS Day

December 1, 2023

“What is remembered, lives“ I Came Out in 1978. Before I turned 25 what we now know as hiv/aids erupted in gay communities across North America- and elsewhere. Large swaths of my generation (and others) [read more]


R&P at 40

October 19, 2023

In 1982 Ron Romanovsky and Paul Phillips made their debut at San Francisco’s Valencia Rose Cafe as the musical break for Gay Comedy Open Mic Night. In 1984 they released “I Thought You’d Be Taller“- [read more]


R&P on Bandcamp

October 6, 2023

The first Friday each month is ‘Bandcamp Friday‘; on that day the website waives their (reasonable) marketing fees so artists pay only the direct payment processing costs on sales. Today is just such a day. [read more]


LGBT History Month 2023

September 28, 2023

June is celebrated in many countries around the world as LGBT Pride Month (or, perhaps a Pride Week or Pride Day during June). Of course there are some locations where another month is selected- whether [read more]


Bucket List

September 10, 2023

For most of my 65 years I’ve viewed the idea of a Bucket List as an incredibly over-privileged concept. A list of expensive (or at least time & energy intensive) dreams to be fulfilled before [read more]


Buy Queer for Pride

May 25, 2023

Originally published as Buy Local- Support Small Business before a previous ‘year-end holiday shopping season’ – updated for Pride 2023. As a major buying season of the year approaches there are movements afoot to encourage [read more]