Thanksgiving Memories…

What really made it for me was when I started putting together my own family of friends. Coming together for Thanksgiving and Christmas took on different meanings than some of the pain and struggles that came with gathering with relatives. There are two very vivid points in my history that were pivotal changes of my [...]

Freedom of Speech and Social Media

The last four years has been a roller coaster ride, no one can deny that. Since the 2016 election that brought Trump in as president, we have seen a steady increase in hate crimes. We have watched as hate groups have taken more of a center stage in media reports. We have watch as citizens [...]

Finding My Acceptance

Coming out is a never ending process. Everyday we meet people we may have to come out to. Sometimes that person may be us. We finally realize the path we were on isn't right for us and its time to evolve, we come out as our true selves finally. A year and a half ago, [...]

Mask of Masculinity

As children, we are set upon a path to adulthood. Boys are taught to become men and girls are taught to become women. We are told these are immutable characteristics, it is what is expected of us. This is the normal way of things. Men are taught to hide their emotions away from the world, [...]

The Temple of the Body

It is an old trope, gay men are repulsed by vaginas, and lesbians are fueled to rage at the thought of a penis. But is this actually the truth or some outdated mindset of a bygone era that promoted sexist ideals. How much of this hearkens to a past post about what is "normal." I [...]

The Fallacy of Normality

Adjectives are a common part of our daily lives. They surround us in literature, movies, and chats with friends. We see beautiful scenery, couples that share endearing love with one another, and delectable food. One could argue that adjectives are overused or thrown about carelessly. That people may even use them when there are better [...]

8 Movies With Bad LGBTQ Representation

As LGBTQ people, we have always had a hard time finding suitable role models. Mainstream media definitely does not give us great representation . When I was growing up, it was almost guaranteed that the characters I saw in tv shows and movies were the most stereotypical of ideals from straight writers and directors. Even [...]

The Process of Fitting In.

Each one of us, who stand out, have heard it time and again, in one form or fashion. "Why don't you just try to fit in? It would be so much easier." It's like we, ourselves, have never come to this conclusion. Sometimes our differences are so obvious that we cannot just fit in. Other [...]

The New Normal

Corona Virus has definitely made an impact on our lives, more than many of us ever thought would be imaginable. So many of us are convinced that we will one day get back to a pre-corona routine. The sad truth is that the damage of this disease has already been done and we have learned [...]