We Are Family…

Finding our own family is a blessing, it allows us to surround ourselves by those who can relate to what we are going through, have similar ideals to us, and can support us when we need it. Finding that family can be a little more difficult and it only magnifies when you live in a [...]

Chosen Families

I talked about how toxic masculinity can definitely make the workplace a lot more tough to feel comfortable in, but it also goes beyond that in many occasions. Toxic relationships can start within own families and it was much more common in years past. Social climate dictates a lot of how people respond to minorities [...]

Spirit of Christmas Past

Looking back at my childhood, there are few Christmases that stood out. Sure, I remember odds and ends of many of them. Like the one time when it was about 65 degrees and we got bikes that year and we were out riding them in short sleeve shirts. But there are a few that stand [...]

Rise! Rebel! Resist!

Words can have such a powerful influence on people and events. In the simplest of terms, you can say the wrong thing to someone and they become upset and inturn can color their interactions towards you and their lives. On a larger scale, people who exert power and influence can say things that thousands of [...]

World Aids Day

  When I was a young gay kid, before I came out and understood what I was, I hadn't had much connection with a LGBTQ community. Keep in mind that when I was a child that was late 1970s through the 1980s. The only LGBTQ people that I even knew were two women who lived [...]

Decking the Halls for Mental Health

As LGBTQ people, we usually end up picking our own family as we move through our lives. I have said it before, that was the single best lesson I was taught by my first boyfriend and I still carry it with me today. Each of us come from places where we may not have the [...]

Where Are Your Role Models?

Its hard growing up queer, truly it is. We look at our straight counterparts who have a multitude of icons to look up to, but for us our icons and heroes hardly make it to any spotlight. We must dig though queer histories and do research to even begin to see there are more of [...]