JK Rowling And The Disparities in Potterdom

I came into Harry Potter in about 2010 or so, late to the party as usual. It was still a book series that had a huge impact on me. JK Rowling created an environment where I felt accepted, not just because I was LGBTQ but also because I am pagan. I was resistant to the [...]

5 Decadent Southern Cocktails For Your Summer Enjoyment

As with a great many southern things, my place of birth can cause contention. If I am in the south and say I was born in Virginia, most southerners balk at me and say that's not the south. While here in Cleveland, people often hear my accent and comment on me being a Southerner. The [...]

Who Drinks White Claw?

Have you ever wondered how to make White Claw taste better? Then this video is for you, check it out and enjoy your holiday. https://youtu.be/H0FAWMbMJto

Pandemic Music Blues

If you’ve spent the past several weeks under quarantine, then you are probably starting to run out of good music to listen to.  As I was going through my old playlists, it occurred to me that I listen to a lot of bands with especially weird names.  So, without further ado, I’d like to share [...]

Getting Social

I have been blogging for years, but GayintheCLE is only about a year and a half old. It started out as a way for me to get the thoughts out of my head and to be able to deal with them. Later, I grew my blog into a forum for sexual education. At the time [...]

Be Curious, Not Judgemental

With Coronavirus having us on lock down, I truly miss getting out to take pictures. The weather has been nice enough some explorations, but I havent been motivated. Today, I felt it would be nice to reflect back on some of my favorites places in the city and drag us out of our quarantine blues. [...]

The Uncanny Gays

So being stuck at home has been an interesting time period. Sure, it’s allowed me to save up a little money that I would otherwise have spent on something. And it is also true that is has given me a lot of time to watch or catch up on things I haven’t seen in a [...]

The Shuttered City

It is no secret that I really do like this city. I also love being able to photograph it any chance I can get, especially downtown doing street style photography. I recently picked up the Canon M50 because I have not had a new camera in about 12 years and thinking about adding vlogging to [...]

Apocalypse Couture

**Please take this with the sarcasm and humor intended** If you have been watching the news, you see that we are quickly moving to a time of wide scale shutdowns of states. Preventing movement, unless essential. Its feeling like an apocalypse out there, are you dressed for it? Let’s take a look at the fashion [...]

Laughter is Good Medicine

The current state of affairs seems dire, I get that. We are watching the new daily and seeing all that is going on around us, the feeling of the world imploding, and a general lack of care from those that are in power. It is a lot to take in and can spiral us into [...]