Ride or Die

It is up to us to stand up and fight for our rights. We have to be the ones who drives that change, no one else will do it for us. With that being said, we do need people in our corners, those people that are willing to stand with us for what is right. [...]

Words Carry Power

If i said to you that the reason children become LGBTQ is because their parents abused them and then turned around and sent my kid to counseling for being gay, one would think I abused my child. What we often forget to realize is the impact our words can have on others and beyond our [...]

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 [...]

Civic Duty

Are you registered to vote? I know you are probably thinking that I have lost my mind asking this so early in the year. But it is important to know if you are, especially since last year Cuyahoga expunged a large amount of people from the voter rolls. So you really should know your status [...]

Toxic Masculinity

Psychology defines toxic masculinity as traditional cultural masculine norms that can be harmful to men, women, and society overall; this concept of toxic masculinity is not intended to demonize men or male attributes, but rather to emphasize the harmful effects of conformity to certain traditional masculine ideal behaviors such as dominance, self reliance, and competition. [...]

Salvation Army and Discrimination

We have all seen the picture of the Salvation Army bell ringer holding the sign that says they do not help LGBTQ people. For some, this is hard to believe but the truth is that they are a faith based institution that is part of a church. As such, the church's doctrines play pivotal roles [...]

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 [...]