By Jeff Epperly | Mar 6
At this point in the us vs. them ebb-and-flow political process that has engulfed and enmeshed this community and right-wing evangelicals ever since former Miss America Anita Bryant decided in 1977 to take on gay rights (as it was then called) in South Florida, you'd think much of our opposition would be ready to concede they've lost this battle in the courts of law and public opinion and take up more immediately winnable causes.
Sure, you love him. But do you love him enough to unlearn all youíve learned about how men relate to
By Jeff Epperly | Aug 14
My partner, Scott, has been considering taking a job in Chicago over the last few months of back-and-forth telephone calls and interviews with a Chicago hospital, and it's been interesting to experience how every bit of outdated binary gender roles I could muster have come to the fore as I basically drove myself a little nuts trying to answer the question...
By Jeff Epperly | Jun 19
While most Americans likely cannot tell you many specifics about the National Academies of Sciences (NAS), in the world high-impact scientific research the NAS is a very big deal.
By Jeff Epperly | Apr 3
When you work around politicians and other Very Important People for a living, you tend to accumulate various forms of interesting memorabilia. After two-plus decades of doing this, I've only kept three items, since living in an expensive coastal city often means having to make brutal decisions about those items for which you have actually have the space to keep in your tiny coastal city apartment.
By Jeff Epperly | Mar 27
Holy crap. Has it been five years already? Because that?s the amount of time it takes for editors and writers everywhere to forget that someone, somewhere, has already said everything interesting or revealing that can possibly be said in print about New York City's infamous Black Party.
By Jeff Epperly | Mar 6
It's a myth so ingrained into many people's consciousness that I've had otherwise well-informed people react to my writing something critical of the Catholic hierarchy with some variation on the response: "Why can't they all just be more like Mother Teresa?"
By Jeff Epperly | Feb 20
My boyfriend's 80-year-old Jewish maternal grandmother is the sweetest thing you've ever met and she still gets around as well as someone half her age...
By Jeff Epperly | Jan 9
It must be tough to be a U.S. Senator from a place like Nebraska, yet still have the silly desire to decide issues based on fact.
By Jeff Epperly | Dec 27
Given all that has happened to us in the preceding year, it might not seem at first glance a story very relevant to this community when the Boston Globe began printing details Dec. 20 of the questionably cozy relationship between disgraced state lab chemist Annie Dookhan and prosecutors around the state.
By Jeff Epperly | Nov 28
There aren't many issues with which I find myself in agreement with the elderly male hierarchy of the Catholic Church, so when I do find now-and-again common ground with them, I have to check my positions repeatedly because they are so often prone to being counter-intuitive and cruel.