Introducing OutWords: Not-so straight talk with Andy Wolt

Some of you may recognize me from my SpaceManAndy advice column in City That Breeds. Well, I've decided to focus my efforts here, on the LGBT community.

As a gay man living in Baltimore, I'm here to answer any and every question you can throw at me. Sometimes it just helps to get a little third party perspective.

Your friends might tell you what you want to hear, but I will give you my honest opinion on what's best. I mean, I don't even know you, I wouldn't even know how to placate you.

You can write in with questions on all sorts of topics. Are you considering coming out? Is your relationship hitting a rough patch? Does it burn when you pee?  Is being LGB or T affecting your work life? Issues with your parents? I've got an opinion on almost everything.

My column will be about anything and everything related to LGBT life, but not just for members of the LGBT community. Do you have queer friends or family members? Maybe you just wish you did.

I mean, you probably wouldn't be reading this page if you had nothing to do with the LGBT community. My point is that straight people are more than welcome to write in. Maybe you want to know what terminology you should use. Maybe you experimented a little and want to know what it means. Maybe you want to experiment a little?

Also, I don't know if you heard this or not, but same-sex marriage is legal in Maryland now! This is completely new to most of us. If you're planning on getting married, or planning to attend a same sex wedding, you might have some questions. I'm actually in the process of planning my own gay wedding, so ask away!

Now, here's the part where I give a little disclaimer; I'm just a guy. I'm not a licensed therapist or doctor or counselor. If you feel that your situation is dangerous, please contact the proper authorities. You can also email me, and I can help you find a licensed therapist.

Other than that, I am totally qualified to give you my advice.

Shoot me an email at or hit me up on twitter at

Go ahead, take my advice. I'm not using it.

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