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 [...]

Small Step Activism

Activism is a huge idea and often times scary for the individual. We look back at history and see the marches for civil rights, the sit ins for peace, and the demonstrations for freedom and it call all be too much to process. You get swept up in the current thinking how you can help [...]

Conversion Therapy

It still remains truly shocking that barbaric practices like conversion therapy are still a thing we have to worry about. To date, there are only six cities in Ohio that have banned conversion therapy, and this has only been since 2014. And to make that number slightly more scary, only 16 states in the United [...]

Gaymers of the World

There is not a facet of life that we, as LGBTQ people, do not touch. In my article on Queercore, I showed how there are many punk bands that are made up of LGBTQ members and create music about our own lives. Another area where there are large numbers of LGBTQ people is the gaming [...]

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 [...]