Buddy Early

The Past I Heard …

February 22, 2019 // 0 Comments

By Buddy Early, March 2019 Issue. To celebrate Echo’s 30th birthday, this year I will be catching up with some of Arizona’s LGBT personalities from past and present to [...]

The youth fairy ain’t a-coming.

February 22, 2019 // 0 Comments

By Buddy Early, March 2019 Issue. There are certain things that become part of your routine when you get older. You take an Ibuprofen that’s on the counter, even if it’s [...]

Boycott This Column, But With Good Reason

January 18, 2019 // 0 Comments

By Buddy Early, February 2019 Issue. I made it through 2018 without any major crises to speak of — no deaths in the family; no loss of employment; no waking up to find a [...]

New Year, Same Old Me

December 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

By Buddy Early, January 2019 Issue. “Do you have any resolutions?” Has anyone ever really asked this question with a genuine concern? It has always struck me as the [...]

I’m Here for a Melrose Place Reboot

October 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

By Buddy Early, November 2018 Issue. It’s been over two decades since I accidentally walked into a bath house in Washington D.C.’s gay district. It was both terrifying [...]

Wedding Belle Blues

July 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

By Buddy Early, August 2018 Issue. There’s a common saying that goes “If you don’t like gay marriage, don’t get gay married.” Or something like that. “Gay [...]

The Year of The Purge

May 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

By Buddy Early, June 2018 Issue. The tiny home phenomenon is something that has caught my attention lately. While most people accumulate “things” as badges of their [...]

Slobulous And Owning It

April 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

By Buddy Early, May 2018 Issue. “Why are you not more successful?” a friend asked me recently over coffee. This wasn’t really what he said but I fancy myself as someone [...]

Our Compassion CAN Make the Difference

March 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

By Buddy Early, April 2018 Issue. An optimistic person—someone I am trying to be—approaches each spring with a mindset of rebirth and/or renewal, or perhaps as a time to [...]

The Art of Drag

September 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Buddy Early, October 2017 Issue. “She’s an America Girl.” To those in the know, that phrase means a female impersonator who has a polished look, is intelligent and [...]