Silence equals death

A slogan made popular during the heights of the AIDS epidemic in the1980s is as relevant today only in a slightly different way.  Maybe our queer elders foreshadowed events to come or history only repeats itself more than we cafre to admit. Either way, our silence is exactly that, our death. Each day we stand [...]

Where We Are Now

Imagine walking into a sporting arena, a place that you may not typically go to, and being surrounding by queer folx and Pride flags everywhere. You are left feeling wrapped in safety and a feeling of belonging, it is as if no one thinks twice about how different you are from them. It almost feels [...]

Do Symbols Out Live Their Relevance?

As humans, we gravitate to putting meaning to things and events. This often translates into using symbols for those things. Symbols can give us direction and meaning, hope and belief, and inspiration and courage. But can also get mired in their meaning and stuck in a time where their relevance may be lost? Can we, [...]

Affliction: Growing Up With A Closeted Gay Dad

“I knew I was different,” he said. “I was also aware of the fact I should conceal it, that it was an affliction.”

Your Right To Protest

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.”  -John F. Kennedy This quote is deep, especially with what we are starting to see take shape in our country. The meaning is clear, if you take away the rights of the people to protest against the injustices they see, you only enable them to [...]

What’s It Like To Be Gay And Amish

At 17, he was removed from his home and community. He was sent, by his parents, to an ex-gay religious counselor. He was not allowed to visit his parents and to this day, his extended family and community do not know why he “left.”