“Fear doesn’t shut you down; it wakes you up. I’ve seen it. It’s fascinating.” He releases me but doesn’t pull away, his hand grazing my jaw, my neck. “Sometimes I just…want to see it again. Want to see you awake.”
― Veronica Roth, Divergent
I just went through security at TF Green Airport in Rhode Island. I was coming from a conference and planning to fly home to Washington, D.C. I fly regularly for business and rarely have had a problem with security. In fact, I have TSA Pre, for expedited screening through security, but today it did not show up on my boarding pass, so I went through regular security like everyone else. Continue reading
One of the things I long for is a sensual, intellectual, loving intimacy with another man. I want to go to sleep with a man and wake up and be able to hold him close. I want to have him in my life in a permanent way. Continue reading
This is the first year since I separated from my wife that I’ve spent the Jewish High Holy days of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year and Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, with other people.
When the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke in 1998, one of the things often written about, dissected and explored was how Bill Clinton could compartmentalize himself. I remember thinking, I get this. I really understood fully how Bill could do this, because I did the same thing.
As I think back to what I was like in elementary school, I remember being a little bit overweight, not very athletic, and someone who didn’t fit in with the other boys. I felt very much like an outsider in the world of boys. I was a little bit effeminate, didn’t like sports, and didn’t know how to hang out and just be a guy. Continue reading
I am overwhelmed. Tonight the board of an LGBT medical center in Washington DC voted for me to join their board. As I thought about it on the drive home, I got very choked up. It represented and amazing milestone in what has been an amazing journey. Continue reading
As I posted in earlier blogs, I came out to a large group of individuals in my company at a leadership meeting yesterday. This morning I received some amazing letters from people who work in the organization I lead. I’m sharing those emails below:
Today I stood in front of about 175 people in a leadership meeting for the division I lead at my company and came out. While I didn’t read from the document below, I did write down what I wanted to say in advance and used it to think through my message. I wanted to be clear and strong in what I said. Continue reading
I never knew why my parents transferred me from public school to a private all boys’ Episcopal school in third grade, while my sister was sent across town to a co-ed Quaker school.