The Most Important Relationship

As we near Valentine’s Day we see a sudden urgency to find someone to spend it with. It becomes like a need to be in a relationship. It’s all we think about and think we need. In this mindset we often sacrifice the greatest relationship that we can have, the one with ourselves. We have [...]

Safety and Dating Apps

As technology has changed and become more portable, our interactions with people have also changed. We spend more time looking down at our phone than paying attention to where we are walking. We talk to people online more than we do face to face, leaving verbal communication painfully awkward at times. Gone are the days [...]

A Hole In Our Hearts

Saturday, February 1st saw the closing of what was a mecca for the east side of Cleveland. All Axs opened in Willoughby as a place to go see live music and enjoy beer with locals. It quickly emerged from that cocoon to spread its wings to welcome the LGBTQ community. Axs was the only place [...]

Top Ten Gayest Christmas Songs

So the holiday season is in full swing and I have to admit that I am a bit more in the spirit this year than in previous ones. A new love affair may have a lot to do with it as he is all the Christmas spirits rolled into one person. In honor of that [...]

The Road Before Us

Sometimes I feel like I envy the LGBTQ youth of today. They now live in a world where our visibility is far more common that it was twenty years ago. It is easier to talk about gender identities, in many ways, than it ever has been. They have idols to look up to that are [...]

World Aids Day

  When I was a young gay kid, before I came out and understood what I was, I hadn't had much connection with a LGBTQ community. Keep in mind that when I was a child that was late 1970s through the 1980s. The only LGBTQ people that I even knew were two women who lived [...]

With Age Comes Invisibility

There is always a lot of information about helping LGBTQ youth; providing counseling, support structures, education, and awareness. That is important, as these are people that fall through the cracks, but the flip of that spectrum is as equally important. Our LGBTQ elders also need the very same support systems and the infrastructure isn’t there [...]