Why the past doesn’t stay in the past

My memoir and my novel explore attachment bonds and injuries from the inside out. Here is a short piece on Selfies and the search for meaning in one's own face.

Mother love and mother loss

July 4th always brings with it memories of my mother, Ernestine, whose birthday fell on the holiday. This is an excerpt from The Book of Mom, my exploration about the deep interconnections between mother-love and mother-loss.

Brief History of Gay Pride Marches

In America, the first gay or “homophile” organizations began in the the early 1950s, the most famous being the Mattachine Society in Los Angeles and the Daughters of Bilitis in San Francisco. These groups began the process of normalizing and then politicizing homosexual identities, eventually taking back the word “queer”…