Conversion Therapy

It still remains truly shocking that barbaric practices like conversion therapy are still a thing we have to worry about. To date, there are only six cities in Ohio that have banned conversion therapy, and this has only been since 2014. And to make that number slightly more scary, only 16 states in the United [...]

Always Carry Your Towel

“A towel, [The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy] says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value...” - Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyYou are probably wondering what in the heck does this have to do with anything I ever post on, well the [...]

Queercore

The first real punk group that really spoke to me was Pansy Division, I was turned on to them in college one summer in the early 1990s. It was the closing of a school year where I had been dealing with my sexuality and experienced a first real lover. His name was Kevin and he [...]

Reconciliation in the LGBTQ Community

I wrote a few times about when I came out and what it was like. As a short recap, it was the summer of 95 and my mother wasn’t surprised. My father found out a couple years later, more by accident and stupidity than anything. We had gotten a desktop computer and as most young [...]

Strength Through Adversity

As LGBTQ people we are not strangers to adversity and suffering. That isn’t to say we are the only ones, but we are one of the few minorities that still live with laws that criminalize our behaviors. Turning on the television or reading the news we see our trans brothers and sisters being killed. We [...]

From Where Did It Start?

Most of us, thanks to Pride celebrations the nation over, are aware that the first marches took place fifty years ago at the Stonewall Inn. Stonewall was only the turning point for our movement. Yes, Stonewall was monumental because it was the point where many of us were tired of the mistreatment we were enduring, [...]

The Importance of Pride

What does the importance of Pride mean? How does it relate to us, each and everyone? Sure each of us could argue if it is needed or why it is, but the truth is in the climate we are currently in, Pride is what will keep us together and show our strength. So much of [...]