May 19, 2013 lepome commented on Slog Overnight.
Uck!
Apr 4, 2013 lepome commented on SL Letter of the Day: How Do I Know?.
@ 36. Yes
Feb 19, 2013 lepome commented on His Life Had Purpose.
@28. No, not everybody does it. In fact, I don't personally know anyone who does it, and yes, I do know quite a few people.
Feb 7, 2013 lepome commented on Savage Love.
I was surprised at Dan's assertion that women willing to cuckold are rare. I would probably find it hot. I am poly, though, so perhaps I am rare to begin with, and I've already dealt with that taboo in our puritanical culture.

And I also want to go on record as one who appreciates Dan advising both same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples. Other advice columnists, though they are often very good, just aren't Dan Savage good.
Feb 4, 2013 lepome commented on It Looks Like an Exoskeleton.
No gays in our house. (I identify as bi or "mostly straight" but I'm a girl so that doesn't count.) The discussion we had was "why no hair?" I opined that Dan likes the twinks, so he might be the target audience. Sorry to hear that I was wrong on this one.
Oct 9, 2012 lepome commented on SL Letter of the Day: Only the Lonely.
This is a classic "stop focusing on getting your XX-year-old self laid, and start focusing on getting your XX+5-year-old self laid" question. Get your 31-year-old self laid by becoming a caring, supportive partner. Do the therapy, both mental and physical needed, and be kind to yourself.
Jul 16, 2012 lepome commented on SL Letter of the Day: The Ladies Who Lunched.
Okay, I've read the letter twice and I still haven't figured out how the mom could tell that Emily is trans. I admit that I don't know any trans folks, so maybe I'm just clueless. If I bring a friend to lunch with someone else, and the nature of my friendship becomes an issue, am I wrong to assume that "she's a friend with benefits," is more than enough information? I mean, I have friends I introduce around, but I can't think of a single time the particulars of their genetalia have been a valid topic of conversation. When I introduced my husband to my family I didn't introduce him as "uncut."
Jun 26, 2012 lepome commented on What Would Jesus Do?.
@17 My fave!
May 20, 2012 lepome commented on SL Letter of the Day: Show This Woman Some Love.
I confess I haven't read all the responses. I stand with you. I have had only the most fleeting taste of familial hostility in comparison to yours. Still, I've not had contact with my father for the last 20-some years and having checked in with my siblings, I'm certain that he is the one who missed out. Yes, I mourn the loss of my Daddy all those years ago, but what he turned into is not worth thinking about.

Please try to remember that you are doing the right thing. Your nephew is lucky to have you. I'm so sorry you've had to go through all of this, but it has made you that much more precious to him. He will probably not recognize all of this immediately, but you are his saviour. You are the difference between his potential to survive and his potential to thrive.

I think your strength so far has more than made up for the stupidity of your biofam. Best of luck and all my respect.
Sep 3, 2011 lepome commented on Savage Love.
@26 I think 43 already addressed your comment, but put it in different words than I would. IMHO, you need to find better women (yes, there's an implied "like me" there).