Dark Desires Top Five

Its Friday and I have posted some heavier topics the last few posts, so I thought I would end the week a little lighter. Music has always been a big part of my life. I think in total, I listen to music more than I watch movies and it a close comparison to reading. Music [...]

How Do You Define Your Community?

In my 46 years, I have lived in many places but most of them have always been smaller towns. The one thing that rings true to all of them is that the LGBTQ people there always say there is no community. Some take the literal meaning of a group of people living in the same [...]

In Memory of Harvey Milk

As LGBTQ people, we have had so many great leaders and role models in our history. For me, one that stands out is Harvey Milk. He was the first openly gay elected official and bucked the system to get where he was. He started small and grew to lead an entire neighborhood while welcoming LGBTQ [...]

History of LGBTQ in Appalachia

We often hear coming out stories from the south and how bad it is, we hear stories from LGBTQ people of north eastern areas, west coast, and big cities, we often don’t hear of the in between places like the coal fields of West Virginia. The fringe places where religion has a strong hold and [...]

LGBTQ History of the Holocaust

I have found, personally, that when discussing the history of LGBTQ rights that it can lead to very different conversations. Some feel that the past is best kept there and focusing on current issues are more important. Others feel that we should use our past struggle as a guidepost for how to meet the challenges [...]

How LGBTQ People Have Contributed to the World

Our city, Cleveland, has had a few victories this year that definitely need celebrating. While we still have a fight ahead of us, acknowledging where we have made advances gives us strength to fight on. Share with me in this and know that each of you are a part of this. All to often you [...]

RuPaul’s Werq The World

Monday night, October 14th, Cleveland's Agora theater played host to the RuPaul's Drag Race Werq The World Tour. If you aren't familiar, RuPaul's Drag Race Contestants aren't always pushed off into obscurity, many in fact become part of the RuPaul Tour experience, from Roasts, Holiday Tours, and the Werq The World Tour.  The show was [...]