My Big Gay Birthday: Too Ordinary To Be Real

Sunday was my 27th Birthday. That’s right, I’m middle-aged in the gay world. Despite it being one of the biggest weekends of the gay calendar (gay prides, anniversary of SCOTUS ruling), it was a relatively quiet day for me. I woke up and got ready to go to church by myself, no interruptions. My family…

Answering the Awkward: Questions for a Gay Guy

Originally, I wanted to write a “## Things Gay Guys Hate to Hear,” but I was pretty sure that it’s been done. As I Google’d it, the first one that popped up was by BuzzFeed (of course) in February 2014. So in this post, I’ll just go through “20 Things Gay Guys are Sick of Hearing”…

How Do You Want It: Turn Ons

My dad has an addictive personality. When my brother and I showed my dad how to play roulette down in New Orleans, he wanted to continue playing even after we came back home, using nearly 13k at the ‘local’ casino. When my mom got him an iPhone, he finally joined the 21st century and obsesses…

There’s One In Every Family: Story of the Flaming Duck

The “G” Word In August, my cousin Cici is getting married. Now, a steady stream of gossip flows throughout the extended family on an off-season, but when funerals and weddings are in the midst, the gossip increases tenfold. There’s speculation, questions, feelings and history that must be taken into account as the gossip flourishes to…

My Regrets: The Time I Shafted My Mother

regret (ri’ gret) noun :a feeling of sadness, repentance, or disappointment over something that has happened or been done, especially a loss or missed opportunity I’ve always claimed that I live with no regrets. Everything I have (and haven’t) done is what put me where I am today. Regrets are for those who aren’t happy how…

Stop Being Awkward!: Diary of An Aspie-Lover

Every Wednesday, I drive my sister Rose and nephews to the public library. The closest library is not even a 5-minute drive from the house, so it’s not a strenuous act of kindness from my part. On one Wednesday, we didn’t get a chance to go to the library earlier in the day so we…

You Don’t Even Go Here: Throwing Massive Shade At Church

A prime place to people watch is at Church. Despite accepting people from all walks of life and preaching that God is the only One that will judge you in your afterlife, there’s a lot of shade being thrown in Church to those who aren’t comformitive or a bit odd. Me, being a gay Catholic,…

Did Someone Order A Bride: My Brother’s Obsession With Marriage

“So wedding preparations are going well.” “Who’s?” “Mine.” And that’s how my brother told my father he proposed to his girlfriend. Joey’s first wife was a tallish Asian girl who my father’s cousin introduced to him nearly a decade ago. She had a pretty face, in shape, talentless and as dumb as bricks. Once, she failed…

My Vain Scars: Proof That I’m Human, I’ve Lived & I’m Still Alive

Vanity is considered one of the Seven Deadly Sins, falling under the category of being Prideful. In Greek mythology, Narcissus was punished for his vanity via drowning by falling in love with his own reflection in a pool. Nowadays, if a vain person was to be punished in the Saw series, the clown would make the person…

How Do You Live With Dorothy? I Try Not To.

Dorothy’s Life My sister Dorothy grew up being the oldest child of the family, having 5 younger siblings that stretch out to 8 years her junior (concluding with me). She had taken full advantage of her being looked up to, having us play a game she called ‘Food Critic,’ where she had us play ‘chefs’…