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Flame On

One gay firefighter blazes the trail

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After last Wednesday, I can no longer say I don’t know any gay firefighters. That’s when I met Michael Carlsen. At the age of 6, “Mikey” knew he was different from other boys. ...   More
Wednesday, November 7, 2007 Byron Beck

Playing With Fire

Chuck & Larry exposes more fears than laughs.

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I know I’m late to the conversation. But, like any decent homosexual, I never wanted to see Adam Sandler’s “gay” comedy: I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry . A lot has already b ...   More
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 Byron Beck

Bear Trap

Grrr-ed Up Gays Leave Old Town for NoPo X-posure.

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At a time when most real live bears are hunkering down for a deep winter’s sleep, a group of grizzly-faced gay men called “The Oregon Bears” are on the move. And, for one bar owner, ...   More
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Byron Beck

Bible Stories

Answering our prayers means ignoring theirs. Amen.

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Hallelujah. This column isn’t for my regular readers. No, that would be preaching to the converted. This one’s for those of you who are scratching your heads in bewilderment that the late ...   More
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 Byron Beck

Queen James

Club kid-cum-kids’ author heads to town—hide!

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When I talked to James St. James last week, he was puking and I was high as a kite. Before you get the wrong idea, James had the flu, and I’d just returned from the dentist. But there was a time ...   More
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 Byron Beck

Best Friends, Worst Enemies

It’s the time for queers to go back in the closet.

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The deadline for gay-rights opponents to gather their petition signatures is today. And let’s just say Jesus will have really let our state’s gay haters down if he didn’t help them r ...   More
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Byron Beck

Pussy Lovers

A gay consumer survey reveals a lot about local lesbos.

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David Paisley is the senior projects manager of Community Marketing Inc., a San Francisco-based research company specializing in connecting corporate America with queer consumers. He’s also a 43 ...   More
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Byron Beck

Popping A Torchwoodie

A gay Doctor Who hottie invades American airspace.

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John Barrowman, who plays Capt. Jack Harkness in the Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood, is poised to become America's latest leading man (and People's next hottest hunk). Never heard of him? You should've ...   More
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 Byron Beck

What A Toe-Tapper

Larry Craig’s actions speak to a bigger problem.

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I’ve been quiet about Larry Craig, the Idaho senator who was caught soliciting sex in an airport men’s room. And now I’ll tell you why. While the “joys of (toilet) sex” ...   More
Wednesday, September 5, 2007 Byron Beck

Tongue Lashing

A preacher’s son is “putting the disco back in discomfort.”

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“Promise me you won’t call me ‘gemo’! I could kill my publicist for saying that. I’m great with gay-tronic, emo-tronic, crybaby, whine-o...anything but gemo !!!” L ...   More
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 Byron Beck
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