In Memory of Harvey Milk

As LGBTQ people, we have had so many great leaders and role models in our history. For me, one that stands out is Harvey Milk. He was the first openly gay elected official and bucked the system to get where he was. He started small and grew to lead an entire neighborhood while welcoming LGBTQ [...]

You’re not our kind…

It seems almost daily we are surrounded by some form of prejudice, from almost every direction. As a gay man, I have pretty much come to expect that heterosexual culture will have some issue with LGBTQ people. The government shows it daily and we see the general public thinking it’s okay to be more boisterous [...]

Birthday Musings

With tomorrow being my birthday, I sit here and look back on what I have seen and experienced. June 1973 was when the Upstairs Lounge was set on fire and killed 32 people. At the time it was the largest mass killing of LGBTQ people. In the month of August, the first major LGBT event [...]

Sashay Into the Weekend

Most that know me are aware of my fascination with Todrick Hall. Im not a long time fan, as i didn't know he did American Idol or was on MTV. His appearances on RuPaul's Drag Race started my fascination. Here was this 30 year old man who has amazing vocal and dance talents and I [...]

The Curious Case of Candice Keller

We live in a world where we have measured freedom, often times we don’t realize just how limited it is. We can look back 60 years and see the strides we have made, how disease brought our community to the brink, and won the right to marry, should we choose to do so. We have [...]

Seeing People For Who They Are

My recent article prompted some heated discussions on a Facebook group for Cleveland’s LGBTQ. Things like pronoun usage, gender identity, and sex are topics that have become something of a large amount of focus in recent years. And it is easy to understand why people have a hard time with the terms and usage. For [...]

Gender and Pronouns

Human Condition is defined as  the characteristics, key events, and situations which compose the essentials of human existence, such as birth, growth, emotionality, aspiration, conflict, and morality, as defined by yourdictionary.com. Life is the quintessential human condition because it is the sum of our existence. How the unique identifiers are understood by us is how [...]