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.”

How Social Media Impacts LGBTQ People

How has social media affected LGBTQ people? By now, we should all be familiar with how social media works and how AI presents us with information/content it thinks we want to see. Usually based on our search history. But have we thought about all the ways that it can impact us? The Upside We are [...]

What’s Not Cheating?

I look at tons of articles, videos, Youtube channels to come up with ideas on what to talk about. Sometimes its an exhausting search but every now and then I find something that literally gives me the double take what the actual fuck look. This is one of them. Many of us are familiar with [...]

Home Is Where The Pride Is.

A lot can be said about families. We are born into one that is based on genetics and blood. Born into a family that is supposed to love you unconditionally. However, we know that is not always the truth. As LGBTQ, many of us learn to adopt a family. And this family is then made [...]