Chosen Families

I talked about how toxic masculinity can definitely make the workplace a lot more tough to feel comfortable in, but it also goes beyond that in many occasions. Toxic relationships can start within own families and it was much more common in years past. Social climate dictates a lot of how people respond to minorities [...]

Toxic Masculinity

Psychology defines toxic masculinity as traditional cultural masculine norms that can be harmful to men, women, and society overall; this concept of toxic masculinity is not intended to demonize men or male attributes, but rather to emphasize the harmful effects of conformity to certain traditional masculine ideal behaviors such as dominance, self reliance, and competition. [...]

So, This Is Christmas…

Well it is Christmas Eve and much of today will be spent in final preparations for the holiday. That means making sure the tree is decked out with presents, all the lights areĀ  up, decorations hung, and cooking is completed. That can truly be stressful and sometimes holiday music just will not cut it. Last [...]

Spirit of Christmas Past

Looking back at my childhood, there are few Christmases that stood out. Sure, I remember odds and ends of many of them. Like the one time when it was about 65 degrees and we got bikes that year and we were out riding them in short sleeve shirts. But there are a few that stand [...]

Salvation Army and Discrimination

We have all seen the picture of the Salvation Army bell ringer holding the sign that says they do not help LGBTQ people. For some, this is hard to believe but the truth is that they are a faith based institution that is part of a church. As such, the church's doctrines play pivotal roles [...]

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 [...]

Rise! Rebel! Resist!

Words can have such a powerful influence on people and events. In the simplest of terms, you can say the wrong thing to someone and they become upset and inturn can color their interactions towards you and their lives. On a larger scale, people who exert power and influence can say things that thousands of [...]