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 [...]

Civic Duty

Are you registered to vote? I know you are probably thinking that I have lost my mind asking this so early in the year. But it is important to know if you are, especially since last year Cuyahoga expunged a large amount of people from the voter rolls. So you really should know your status [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Media Madness

Well it’s Friday and a good time to look back over some news stories that are circulating. When you think the world is progressing forward and becoming a more tolerant place, we are forced to see things that show us just how far we still have to go. Here are four stories from LGBTQ Nation [...]

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 [...]