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IS HIKIKOMORI IN THE UNITED STATES? The answer to that question is yes. For those of you like4 me who have never heard of this word, hikikomori is a Japanese psychological & social phenomenon affecting up to 2 million people who withdraw from society, hiding in their house or room for months or years at […]

Story by: Chuck Tackett BEFORE THERE WAS RUPAUL, THERE WAS SYLVESTER. “There’s nothing worse than a fallen star who still has illusions of their continuing fame.” Sylvester singer/songwriter A little over 20 years ago, I was at Sidekicks Saloon during happy hour. I was sitting at the front bar enjoying the music and sipping on […]

Same-sex domestic violence doesn’t seem like a big problem for many gay men. Statistics are hard to come by; it’s hard to know the scope of the problem. Just like male rape, however, men find themselves being victimized on occasion. For men there can be the additional issue that’s because they think it can’t happen […]

I was talking to my friend Finigan who lives in Indiana, and he shared with me a story that is circulating in the news there. I did a bit further research and I felt it essential to share my findings. There is a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana against Leo Jr. […]

Story by: Chuck Tackett A DIRE WARNING DISREGARDED? “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his job depends on not understanding it.” Upton Sinclair American writer Before I begin this article, I want to give a huge shout-out and dedicate it to my friend, Robert Moore of Kansas City’s 96.5 FM […]

December 1, 2018

A tweet about cookies has sent conservative Twitter into a full melt-down. Mid November in a since-deleted tweet, Demii-Leigh Heffron tweeted an image of cookies called “ginger persons” instead of “gingerbread men.” They were being sold at Thomas the Baker in England. Now, most people would probably not even notice the name, but fragile conservatives […]

Story by: Chuck Tackett INDIA’S SECTION 377: BITCH, YOU’VE BEEN DISMISSED It is Thanksgiving night as I am writing this article. Quite by accident, I just found out that India’s Section 377 Law has been abolished by their Supreme Court. I am ecstatic. For those of you who may not be aware, India’s Section 377 […]

The former first lady Michelle Obama announced last Wednesday that she will hit ten cities with her book tour, kicking off in her hometown of Chicago on Nov. 13, the day of the book’s release. Unfortunately Kansas City or Kansas did not make the list. If you are interested in other locations, please visit https://becomingmichelleobama.com. […]

Story by: Chuck Tackett RUTH BUFFALO: MY KIND OF THANKSGIVING STORY “Thousands upon thousands they hailed in from Europe. So forget what you heard in your schoolbooks. Forget a treaty. I still call them all crooks. A reservation’s the apology. And now they want to be a friend again. Damn, you better run from this […]

Story by: Chick Tackett THANK YOU CO-HOSTS OF “JUST MY OPINION.” It was indeed a historic night. We had a lot of firsts happen. I am so happy to report to my overseas, and out of state readership, my home state of Kansas was included in the mix An open Lesbian Native American named Sharice […]


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