The Need For Intersectionality

Intersectionality is defined as “the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage.” It can relate to a large scale, as in how all peoples of the world who share systematic prejudice. [...]

Why Sex Ed Needs To Include LGBTQ Issues

Would it shock you to find out that only four states have laws that require sex ed classes to be inclusive of LGBTQ issues and 12 states require that sexual orientation be a topic in sexual education classes? Not when the statistics show that 39 states and the District of Columbia require sex education and/or [...]

I Remember When…

Its June 2020, Pride month. The world is in a state of massive upheaval and we are seeing prejudice rear its ugly head in a means that rivals to the days of the early Civil Rights Movement. I don’t mean for this post to take away from the state of affairs we are currently watching [...]

Stand Together

There has been a lot going on in the media and many do not understand the implications. We, as the LGBTQ community, owe a lot to our brothers and sisters of color.   https://youtu.be/SPKowPDcsDU

Why These Protest Matter

I come from a place of privilege. not financially or a place of affluence, but from a social privilege. I am a white cis gendered  presenting gay male. If you pass me on the street you only see a large built white male and that affords me easier navigation throughout society. I can walk into [...]

LGBTQ Pride On Lockdown

Earlier this week, I talked about Pride and it being canceled this year due to Coronavirus. Yes, it does suck but pride is inside of us and can be shown in how we carry ourselves. What is harder to replace is missing the ability to meet new people, reconnect with old friends, and share in the [...]

What Was Your First Pride Event Like?

With coronavirus changing the landscape of how we do things, it is not surprising that events like Pride are being canceled. For better or worse, this will be a year without any Pride event for many. Some of us may be left wondering what we can do to show and celebrate this Pride season. I [...]

Why Do We Need To Label Sexuality?

Why do we, as humans, feel the need to label everything that we interact with? Labels define a thing which creates a box for it to live in, the box gives us boundaries of what something is or is not. The boundaries offer us a safe place to navigate and to stay away from the [...]

Pandemic Music Blues

If you’ve spent the past several weeks under quarantine, then you are probably starting to run out of good music to listen to.  As I was going through my old playlists, it occurred to me that I listen to a lot of bands with especially weird names.  So, without further ado, I’d like to share [...]