Tag: opinion

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 5 E’s of Scening

The other day I had a lively discussion about verbal and written agreements and how they relate to play, whether you are in a public space or a private home. A friend approached me about playing after seeing 50 Shades of Grey and wondered how realistic contracts were. I have been fortunate that in my…

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.…

New Show for Syfy – A Game Show?

This just came across our feeds today. SyFy has announced that they have gotten the American rights to Total Blackout. A game show. Done in total darkness. Hosted by Jaleel White. In other words, by Urkel from Family Matters. This is the same network that cancelled Eureka (okay, it’s not over yet, but still) and…

Occupy Chicago First-hand

I’d heard a little about the Occupy Wall Street protest a few weeks ago, but hadn’t thought too much about it. There’s a few reasons for that. One, daily life keeps me busy enough. Two, I thought it would be just another action that I’ve seen mentioned on Facebook that would fizzle out before long.…

OPINION: Are We Turning into What We Fought

By Jeff Willoughby I remember a time when gays weren’t as elitist as the people who once discriminated against us. I guess we are now truly equal. We have become just as hateful as the people we claim hate us. Many of us have reached the point where we can have great jobs and live…

Can I be a pragmatic liberal?

While going through diferent websites and resources for content to include with the Windy City Banner, I’ve noticed something. Much of the content available to the small indepedent press is either way right (luckily haven’t seen many of those) or way left. Which kinda leaves me in a odd little niche Where is the information…