Gay Songs Summer Throwback

So, here we are about half way through summer. Today it is ungodly hot across the Midwest, so what better way to deal with the heat that to take a look as some previous summer hits. When I started this list, I went back to about 1995 and realized that was 25 years ago. Then [...]

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 [...]

Gaymers of the World

There is not a facet of life that we, as LGBTQ people, do not touch. In my article on Queercore, I showed how there are many punk bands that are made up of LGBTQ members and create music about our own lives. Another area where there are large numbers of LGBTQ people is the gaming [...]

Never Silenced, Never Erased!

Over the last year I have had the pleasure of sharing historical information about our LGBTQ people. Covered the range of history, labels, who we are, how we got here, and even about fighting for our futures. While all of this is important, the single most important thing I have had the pleasure of sharing [...]

Thrills, Chills, and Queer… Horror

Growing up LGBTQ is really hard to find movies, books, music, and etc. that speak to you. Ok, maybe in my day it was a bit harder. We  had to watch or read for clues that may be dropped to hint that a character in the books or movies might be LGBTQ. For me it [...]

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 [...]