Tag Archives: life partner

Out and Proud

Almost fifty years ago, Stonewall happened. At the time, gay sex was illegal in every state. Lesbians and gays could be arrested simply for congregating in the same place, and the police would occasionally raid bars known to be gay … Continue reading

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On the Pulse Nightclub Massacre

Within a couple minutes of waking up on Sunday morning several posts on Facebook had alerted me to yet another mass shooting in the United States. A moment later I saw that it had taken place at a gay nightclub … Continue reading

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Silver Anniversary

In May of 1991 I had just moved back to Madison, Wisconsin after four years in Denver, Colorado. Denver was beautiful and I loved it and had made many friends there, but it was never home. I had also recently … Continue reading

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Hope, Healing, Support

Tonight I sit in my hotel room a thousand miles from home and a thousand miles from my life partner Brian with tears at the corners of my eyes, and I welcome those tears. They are partly a release, partly … Continue reading

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Silver Sobriety

25 years. Today marks 25 years since my last drink. There was a time when 25 hours without a drink was pretty much impossible for me. Now it has been 25 years. On past anniversaries I have recounted the bad … Continue reading

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Promises to Keep

(published by forwardseeking.com, 5/12/12) I do not need marriage to prove my love.  It is, already, life-lasting.  It is, already, eternal. For almost 21 years now my life partner, Brian, and I have shared our love without the sanctity of … Continue reading

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