Memphis mayor Willie Herenton has apparently decided not to return to
his first love. Though he announced his resignation in March, and later
said he wanted to be superintendent of the Memphis City Schools, it
seems the mayor is staying put.
This week it starts in earnest — the questioning. You can't escape it. It comes from your spouse, your kids, your parents — at the breakfast table, in the car, on the phone, via email: "What do you want for Christmas?" ...
I teach safe sex practices to youth in Memphis. I'm very proud of this, and I feel like I'm doing good work. But I have a little conflict -- I do not have safe sex with my boyfriend. We don't use condoms at all. But we are in a committed, monogamous relationship so I don't fear catching anything. We're gay men, so pregnancy isn't an issue either.