Seeing People For Who They Are

My recent article prompted some heated discussions on a Facebook group for Cleveland’s LGBTQ. Things like pronoun usage, gender identity, and sex are topics that have become something of a large amount of focus in recent years. And it is easy to understand why people have a hard time with the terms and usage. For [...]

Gender and Pronouns

Human Condition is defined as  the characteristics, key events, and situations which compose the essentials of human existence, such as birth, growth, emotionality, aspiration, conflict, and morality, as defined by yourdictionary.com. Life is the quintessential human condition because it is the sum of our existence. How the unique identifiers are understood by us is how [...]

The Best Advice…

Often overlooked in our LGBTQ community are transgender men and women. I feel it is important to be able to share some of their stories. It is time for us all to set our differences and beliefs aside. We must unite and fight we lose all the progress we have made. That requires us coming [...]

Never Silenced, Never Erased!

Over the last year I have had the pleasure of sharing historical information about our LGBTQ people. Covered the range of history, labels, who we are, how we got here, and even about fighting for our futures. While all of this is important, the single most important thing I have had the pleasure of sharing [...]

Always Carry Your Towel

“A towel, [The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy] says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value...” - Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyYou are probably wondering what in the heck does this have to do with anything I ever post on, well the [...]

Boxes Are For Cats

It’s the last week of Pride month, a time where we can celebrate where we came from, the struggles each of us have endured to claw our way to accepting our true selves, and to celebrate our history that has given us our place here, where we are now. It is important to honor our [...]

Reconciliation in the LGBTQ Community

I wrote a few times about when I came out and what it was like. As a short recap, it was the summer of 95 and my mother wasn’t surprised. My father found out a couple years later, more by accident and stupidity than anything. We had gotten a desktop computer and as most young [...]