Remember the Bicentennial? Celebrating America at 250 Might Be Even Harder-
The Semiquincentennial clock begins its countdown. What will we celebrate, when we celebrate America at 250? JFB in Washington Post,…
Katherine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, and Me-
The call of loons, and of mortality. My NYT column for 7/7/21.
A Scottish Political Party Treated Trans Women Like the Loch Ness Monster-
It won’t be the last time. JFB in the Washington Post for June 1, 2021.
In 17 Years I Will Still Know My Own Heart-
The cycles of progress for LGBTQ people. This 6/1/21 NYT column helped kick off Pride Month.
When Loyalty Is Overrated-
Sometimes what we are most devoted to are our biggest mistakes. My NYT column for 5/5/21.
Keeping Trans Kids from Medical Treatment Doesn’t Make them Disappear-
Treating trans children isn’t an “experiment.” The experiment is making it impossible for these young people to become themselves.
I Know Why I Am Here On Earth-
My father died on Easter Sunday. His spirit is all around. NYT column for 4/4/21.
How to Save a Life in Just One Hour-
When you give blood, it’s more than blood you’re giving. My NYT column for 3/3/21
My Country Suddenly Turned on Me-
Recovering from the trauma of the Trump era will depend on how its story is told. My NYT column for…
In Statehouses Everywhere, Republicans Have One Agenda-
Legislators are targeting young queer people trying to live their lives safely, and in peace. My NYT column for 1/31/21.