Miscellaneous writing

  • Foolish Thing Desire
    For gay men, the intersection of sex and race brings out the worst in a small number of people, who then make headaches for everyone else.
  • Deserve American
    Reducing citizenship to where you're born diminishes what it means to be an American for everyone.
  • This Land Is Your Land
    Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas came out as undocumented and challenged the nation on what it means to be American.
  • Daniel's Choice
    Faced with a decision between living with integrity or living a lie, West Point graduate and Iraq War veteran Lt. Daniel Choi chose honesty
  • Cross Cultural
    Cooking my first Thanksgiving dinner for my in-laws last year, things were going perfectly up until the point when I sliced off the tip of my finger.
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About Sean Bugg

  • I’m the co-publisher of Metro Weekly, Washington, DC’s biggest and best gay and lesbian publication. Over the course of my 40-something years, I've been a good little golden boy, a sub-Ivy-League college grad, an annoying activist, a very active party boy, a humorist and a journalist -- if those last two have any distinction. In addition to the magazine, I’m a freelance writer, car reviewer, book addict, gamer, amateur tennis player and reasonably successful husband. I have my hands full.
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I'm actually a black and gay student here at Washington and Lee. I can see where you're coming from, especially during the late 80's/early 90's but I think you should come back to W&L. As the former president of the Gay Straight Alliance, I have seen many changes for the better here at W&L, and I heard it from alums. And every Alumni Weekend we do an event for GLBTQ/Allies. Things are perfect, but I really think we've made progress.

As a black and gay Hampden-Sydney alumnus (from what is probably the same period you were at W&L), I really can relate. Yet, there is a Black Alumni Reunion that is in its 17th year, and there is now a gay alumni group with about 70 guys. H-SC even had gay alumni back on campus last year to talk about their experiences (I was one of the alums to return for that discussion); I am sure that had a great deal to do with the school's designation last year of being the least gay friendly campus in the country.

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