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PARTING GLANCES: Diary of Maybe Days to Come

Another same-sex couple has been "relocated." READ MORE.

Parting Glances: Inaugural Sermon on the Mountebank

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall be shown the richness of the absence of such mercy; as penance for past mistaken belief that all men and women, regardless of sexual and rainbow orientations, are created equal. READ MORE.

Parting Glances, Tamara A. Rees: Transgender Bronze Star Hero

Tamara speaks openly of her early fascination with a neighbor girl's clothes and pretty ribbons. Her innate desire to play with dolls. Of being bullied by school boys. Of secretly dressing in her sister's and mother's clothing. Of her great success at Halloween as a 14-year-old dressed as a woman. Of parental misunderstanding and censure. Of her rebellious year of running away from home. READ MORE.

Parting Glances: Now that the Election's Finally Over

For my first go-around at passing for 39, I spent a lot of time in Chicago fancying I was a new face. Especially if the bar lighting was Gloria Swanson dim, the hour late, the leftover pickings just short of panic and desperation. READ MORE.

Parting Glances: JFK, Nixon, Ford, Sipple and Me

I was working at a discount records shop in downtown Detroit in 1959, the year two ill-fated contenders -- Sen. John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Vice President Richard Milhous Nixon -- campaigned for the 1960 presidency. READ MORE.

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