Using Our History in Finding Your Place

As National LGBTQ History month comes to close we should reflect back on the many important people and events that have came before us. They are important because it is what makes our family. My very first boyfriend gave me the most important lesson I still carry with me to this day. It was this, [...]

History of LGBTQ in Appalachia

We often hear coming out stories from the south and how bad it is, we hear stories from LGBTQ people of north eastern areas, west coast, and big cities, we often don’t hear of the in between places like the coal fields of West Virginia. The fringe places where religion has a strong hold and [...]

LGBTQ History of the Holocaust

I have found, personally, that when discussing the history of LGBTQ rights that it can lead to very different conversations. Some feel that the past is best kept there and focusing on current issues are more important. Others feel that we should use our past struggle as a guidepost for how to meet the challenges [...]

How LGBTQ People Have Contributed to the World

Our city, Cleveland, has had a few victories this year that definitely need celebrating. While we still have a fight ahead of us, acknowledging where we have made advances gives us strength to fight on. Share with me in this and know that each of you are a part of this. All to often you [...]

RuPaul’s Werq The World

Monday night, October 14th, Cleveland's Agora theater played host to the RuPaul's Drag Race Werq The World Tour. If you aren't familiar, RuPaul's Drag Race Contestants aren't always pushed off into obscurity, many in fact become part of the RuPaul Tour experience, from Roasts, Holiday Tours, and the Werq The World Tour.  The show was [...]

Sleepy Hollow Get-A-Way

This weekend, the person I have been dating, their best friend, and myself decided to take a vacation out of Cleveland to go visit Sleepy Hollow, New York, sort of a Halloween Hoot-n-nanny. We visited the town of Sleep Hollow, the Kykuit Manson, and the graveyard in Sleepy Hollow. We also took in a live [...]

The Opposite Side of Coming Out

In honor of October being National LGBTQ History month, I feel it is important to talk about coming out. October 11th is National Coming Out Day, so this should be a time of reflection to those who wish they could come out and cannot find the means to do so. It should be a time [...]