By Nancy Ford | Dear Sarah, How’s it going, Girl? Forgive my familiarity in addressing you by your first name, but I feel like I know you. I tune in almost every day to catch your White House press briefing. Not sure why. Maybe it’s because I subconsciously hope that one day your inner Christian
What A World
By Nancy Ford – When I was a kid, I was a Beatlemaniac. I had their music, pointy black ankle boots, records, hair — all of it. I loved them, yeah, yeah, yeah. As I grew to adulthood, my love and fanatical fandom matured into affinity to their politics and respect for their artistic genius.
By Nancy Ford First, let me explain. I am not a member of the Republican Party, although I was born into a Republican family. A super-Republican family. In fact, a now-deceased uncle proudly proclaimed each and every election season that “he never smoked a cigarette, never took a drink of alcohol and never voted for
By Nancy Ford It’s hard to believe it’s already been four years since the last time the world’s top athletes gathered to compete in the Olympics in Sochi in Russia. Sigh. It was a simpler time. Barack Obama was our president and Russian Federation President Vladimir “Hey, look at my man-boobies!” Putin wasn’t our Obama’s
By Nancy Ford “It was so much more meaningful in the moment for me than I predicted, and it’s been resonantly much more meaningful than for me afterward than I ever saw coming,” he said. “You know, I had been an adult gay person for so long at a time where that wasn’t possible where life was ‘fine’ for me.” —Big Bang actor, Jim Parsons,
By Nancy Ford Call me anti-social, but I’ve never enjoyed big, formal fundraising dinners. They generally strike me as pretentious, wasteful and—let’s face it— we never really know where all that money goes. But I recently received an invitation to one of these dinners that undeniably caught my eye: a lottery in which the winner
By Nancy Ford JANUARY “We firmly declare that LGBTQIA Rights are Human Rights and that it is our obligation to uplift, expand and protect the rights of our gay, lesbian, bi, queer, trans or gender non-conforming brothers, sisters and siblings. We must have the power to control our bodies and be free from gender norms,
By Nancy Ford Here’s to the fearless girls One of my favorite movies is Woman of the Year. A Katharine Hepburn/Spencer Tracy joint, it’s a rom com about a professional couple who both are columnists for the same New York newspaper—he, a sportswriter; she, a political pundit. They meet cute, fall in love, marry and
By Nancy Ford “I never went out in the evening thinking, ‘Now I must get some sex,’ which nowadays most people do. I went out saying, ‘I must be my glorious self and it will attract people to me….’ I just wanted to be admired…. Ms. (Marlene) Dietrich said, ‘You have to let them put
By Nancy Ford As Chechnya rounds up queers into detention camps, Isis beheads and throws gay men from rooftops, and yet another mass shooting right here in the good ol’ USA leaves us all horrified and housebound, you’d think a little thing like the legal wranglings of a local non-profit organization would seem pretty insignificant.