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Randy Neece

Blog Entries by Randy Neece

On World AIDS Day, Let's Focus on the Next Generation

(3) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 1:24 PM

I was exposed to HIV in the early '80s, when it was called GRID (gay-related immune deficiency), and I've spent more than 30 years -- over half my lifetime -- defying the odds. Four of those years in the early- to mid-'90s were spent in and out of the hospital,...

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The Parent Crap: 10 Tips for Coming Out

(177) Comments | Posted November 12, 2012 | 5:56 PM

For most people who are struggling to come out, way up at the top of "Life's Most Dreaded Moments" is uttering, "Mom, Dad, I have something to tell you: I'm gay." For many parents, it's not exactly the moment they've always dreamed about, either. Reactions from parents can range from,...

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Message to Mitt: Have You Forgotten What It Was Like When Ann Was in the Hospital?

(68) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 7:40 PM

This minute, there are thousands of people by the bedside of a loved one who is in a hospital, offering their love and companionship. A statement Mitt Romney made about hospital visitations being a "privilege," not a "right," confirms to me that he doesn't have the capacity to put himself...

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Scout's Honor: An Eagle Scout and His Father Offer Their Perspective on BSA's Anti-Gay Policy

(9) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 7:46 PM

The Boy Scouts of America is at the center of a controversy once again. This time it's for denying a 17-year-old Boy Scout, Ryan Andresen, his Eagle pin (which he earned) because he came out as gay. My nephew Matt received his Eagle pin about 10 years ago, and his...

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Luck Be a Lady Tonight

(20) Comments | Posted October 5, 2012 | 8:57 PM

One of the most sensitive and divisive issues for many people today is the idea of gay marriage. I'm curious about how people would see the issue if we set aside everything from the debate except for this: what's fair and just, and what's not. There are 1,138 rights guaranteed...

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Gone Today, Here Tomorrow (2.0)

(91) Comments | Posted September 27, 2012 | 12:33 PM

With the re-release of my memoir, Gone Today, Here Tomorrow, I've decided to get into blogging and throw my two cents into cyberspace -- at the risk of having them fall back to earth and land on my head.

My book, which began as a short article in The Advocate,...

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