Tag: opinion

Changes at the Den and Eagle, good ones

This past weekend, I attended the LION Publishers Conference here in Chicago. LION stands for Local Independent Online News. The majority of news sites there were mainstream news. They often function like a local daily newspaper. In a few cases, they were the only daily news source for their towns. However, that wasn’t the only…

Sarah Sloane: Alla Famiglia

This year, I’ve been thinking a lot about where I came from, and how our community feels so very different now to me than it did then. I’ve spent some time watching and participating in hard conversations with people, both new and established. And what I realize is that my perspective is framed by the…

Squire’s Corner: Undefinable

Sometimes there are occasions where you meet someone who is so overwhelmingly rare and stimulates your mind and touches you in ways that are undefinable. I am almost 100% sure many of you out there have experienced these ‘wow’ moments, yet felt confused about how to define your feelings for that certain someone who doesn’t…

Squire’s Corner: The Switch Is On

I think Shakespeare was correct when he penned, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players…” The popular verse was written about 1590s-1600s and still seems as accurate today as it was back then. I can certainly relate to this perspective as a leather gay woman who happens to be…

Squire’s Corner: To Love Beyond Gender

With November being Trans-Awareness month, I thought it might be apropos to write about this topic. I’ve had a few people ask me about the piece that got published in Minerva Rising about loving beyond gender.  It was an excerpt from my memoir “Scenes from a Not-So-Ordinary Life” that I am still working on finishing.…

Sarah Sloane – Keynote from Spirit of Leather

This keynote was given at the Spirit of Leather awards dinner, hosted by NLA-Houston on October 22, 2016, to recognize people, organizations, and businesses for their service to the Houston community. Tonight, I’d like to talk a little bit about where we’ve come from – where we are – and where I think we’re going.…

30 Days to GLLA: Illinois LeatherSir Diary

This has been an experience that mere words cannot describe… While the title system is not for everyone, it helped me dramatically. It brought this person who was never sure of himself, timid, shy, and introverted, and unveiled a man of confidence, strength, and community. Nothing has “changed” about me; I have just been revealed.…