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The Millennial Blues

Brandon Baker recalls a crisis of confidence in his move to urban America. Are Millennials in it for the long haul, or are cities just another example of flirting with a temptress?

Philly boasts tight-knit GLBT culture

Columnist Brandon Baker reflects on two years of “QChat” and living in Philly. Two years ago, I moved to Philadelphia from a small, quiet, gay-repellant town in South-Central Pennsylvania. Like any small-town boy leaving home, I waved goodbye to my own mini-metropolis I’d known for so long in favor of a city that promised me all of the gay-tastic goods I’d ever dreamed about as a prepubescent boy staring dreamily at Prince Charming.…

GLBT movement should foster education

Columnist Brandon Baker compares the GLBT rights movement of the 21st century to the Civil Rights Movement, and asserts that members of the GLBT community should embrace their message. Snoozing away and robotically twiddling my thumbs in my Mosaic class – yeah, you know what I’m talking about – an intriguing thought crossed my mind as my professor proceeded with her millionth lecture on W.E.B.…

Trayvon Martin case exposes hypocrisy of “free speech”

Columnist Brandon Baker discusses the bigoted mindset surrounding the Trayvon Martin case. I need to stop wearing hoodies. Famous Fox News talk show host, and quite possibly the only thing (once) attractive about the conservative news network, has at last shoved his mustachioed head farther up his butt than even republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum can muster.…

Columnist advocates against gay bar stigma

Columnist Brandon Baker  asserts that GLBT bars don’t match their stigmas in society. Philadelphia’s GLBT community is blessed with a variety of friendly – read: outrageous – bars to choose from, especially in a state that might have a measly one or two other bars of the like in its remaining cities.…

Columnist advocates for cooperation not judgment

Columnist Brandon Baker reflects on his experiences at the White House’s LGBT Conference on Health and on strides the Obama administration has made for GLBT rights. There are many things that can be said of President Barack Obama and his administration, but a  lack of support for the GLBT community is not one of them.…