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Entries by Tom Bartolomei from 10/2013

No-Strings-Attached Friendship?

| Posted 10.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Today it seems like gay friendships are just like NSA rendezvous: Get in, get what you need or want, and get out. Gone are the days when friendships were cherished and developed. Today they are based on what you can provide, what you can do, or even how much money you make.

Marriage Equality: Still Complicated

| Posted 10.04.2013 | Gay Voices

Up until last Friday, the question was whether to wait for Ohio to recognize marriage equality or go to New York to get married. Now there is another option: Do I go to New Jersey to get married?

Drag Obstacle Course

| Posted 10.17.2013 | Gay Voices

Vivian occupies an interesting position in the world of drag. She does not compete, does not have a drag family, is older than most of the other newer queens, and is a big girl. Each factor has its own challenge, but add them all together and you have one large obstacle course.

The Von Broken-way

| Posted 10.25.2013 | Gay Voices

I never knew that drag was so political and, in some cases, so cutthroat. Who would have thought that friendships could be destroyed because of men wearing dresses, or that so many people aren't really who they present to the general public? I will honestly say that I didn't.

Cancer Is a Drag

| Posted 10.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Cancer has affected both of us, so anytime Vivian and I are presented with an opportunity to battle cancer, we jump at it. On Nov. 7, one of those opportunities will be unveiled in Columbus, Ohio, at Spinelli's Deli: a photo exhibit entitled "Survivors, Fighters, and Supporters."