CRUSH: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing, and the Lasting Power of Their First Celebrity Crush CRUSH (HarperCollins) launched on April 5, 2016, co-authored/edited it with my Cathy Alter. The paperback came out February 7, 2017. With NEW essays by James … Continue reading
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Thanks, NLGJA! Honored to win your 2015 2nd place Excellence in Online Journalism Award for this. I’m also honored to be included in Huffington Post’s Best Journalists Covering LGBT Issues writers. The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists … Continue reading
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Love You Bushels – a son discovers a lifetime of bittersweet surprises in a box of greeting cards… Like many friends my age, I’m looking for ways to latch onto memories while my parent is still here. There in an … Continue reading
Washingtonian published my oral history and memoir in 2011, thirty years after the first AIDS cases were identified. I interviewed dozens of Washingtonians to reflect on what the early years of the epidemic were like, the toll the disease has … Continue reading
My 22-part, award-winning* multimedia report on the Stonewall Riots’ 40th Anniversary is online. Coverage I wrote and produced includes a timeline of major events since 1958; 10 articles, including a 1st person essay entitled Seven Years Old in 1969, a … Continue reading
Let’s have a moment of silent appreciation for meditation. It seems to be having quite the year. Media attention, such as Time magazine’s recent “Mindful Revolution” cover story, has placed it firmly in the pop-culture zeitgeist. Findings from recent studies, … Continue reading
What can you learn from the latest Singles in America Study – the largest and most comprehensive look at the dating habits, sexual practices, and lifestyles of single men and women ever conducted? I broke the story on Yahoo in … Continue reading
Blunt, funny and – make no mistake – not out for sympathy, she’s equal parts Florence Nightingale, Dorothy Zbornak, and Norma Rae. That’s how I’d sum up Meryl Comer, author of Slow Dancing With a Stranger: Lost and Found in the … Continue reading
Have you ever heard the term hidden hunger? It’s often used to describe an intake of calories without the nutrition needed to support mental and physical health. But it also applies to the increasing number of older adults who live … Continue reading
A memoir of money. “Do you think I’m made of money?” my dad asked me when I was 10, desperately wanting him to buy me a new tabletop pinball machine with flashing lights, automatic scoring, flippers that lit up, and … Continue reading