The Importance of Pride

What does the importance of Pride mean? How does it relate to us, each and everyone? Sure each of us could argue if it is needed or why it is, but the truth is in the climate we are currently in, Pride is what will keep us together and show our strength. So much of [...]

What Are You?

I am fortunate to have several friends who were born outside of the United States and moved here to attend college.  When chatting with these friends, I often gain new perspectives on American culture through the benefit of an outsider’s view.  For example, my friends have pointed out that Americans tend to be obsessed with [...]

We Walk With Pride

In the past I was always the one watching the parade file by instead of being a part of it. I never thought that I could be a part of something, to be one of those that took a public stand to say you stood in support and as an out Gay Male. This year [...]

To Pride or Not To Pride?

Saturday marks the first day of Pride month and with it comes a range of emotions. Many are excited about being able to congregate in their hometown, openly, along the street and celebrate what it means to be LGBTQ and the advances we have made. Many still mark this as a time of shame and [...]

Silence = Death

We have acquiesced ourselves into believing there is relative safety for the LGBTQ community, even with news showing quite the opposite. Is it because we feel it doesn’t directly impact us? Perhaps it may be the mentality that it only seems to happen in certain parts of the country and is being blown out of [...]

To The Streets… We March…

"In the early hours of June 28, 1969, New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in Greenwich Village in New York City." a quote from the article Stonewall Riots on History.com. This year marks the 50th anniversary of those very riots and Pride in the CLE will be honoring the event with [...]

The Importance Of Being Visible

The Importance of Being Visible I want to extend the deepest thanks to every trans/gender non-conforming person who has shared their personal stories through my blog. Each of you are a string in the larger fabric that is the LGBT community. Your stories are more important than any of us realize, the difficulties you have [...]