Category: LGBT

Flag Day

21 years ago today, I was a bridesmaid for someone I loved very much – who soon afterward faded away, to be replaced by a stranger. Today, the U.S. flag flies over internment camps – which we are politely asked to call “detention centers” – for kids that ICE soldiers forcibly took from their parents, …

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I dreamed about Cheo last night. I just remembered. It was good. It was… comforting. It was friendly, and warm, and loving. In the dream, he was still gone. But I got to say some things that I wish I could’ve said.

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Skin

This piece grew out of my lifelong adversarial relationship with my own skin. I’ve picked at my skin since I was a kid – I still do – I can’t stop. As a result, my arms and legs and hands are covered with scabs and scars, and I’ve never been comfortable showing my skin. I …

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