The Most Important Relationship

As we near Valentine’s Day we see a sudden urgency to find someone to spend it with. It becomes like a need to be in a relationship. It’s all we think about and think we need. In this mindset we often sacrifice the greatest relationship that we can have, the one with ourselves. We have [...]

Safety and Dating Apps

As technology has changed and become more portable, our interactions with people have also changed. We spend more time looking down at our phone than paying attention to where we are walking. We talk to people online more than we do face to face, leaving verbal communication painfully awkward at times. Gone are the days [...]

Words Carry Power

If i said to you that the reason children become LGBTQ is because their parents abused them and then turned around and sent my kid to counseling for being gay, one would think I abused my child. What we often forget to realize is the impact our words can have on others and beyond our [...]

Toxic Masculinity

Psychology defines toxic masculinity as traditional cultural masculine norms that can be harmful to men, women, and society overall; this concept of toxic masculinity is not intended to demonize men or male attributes, but rather to emphasize the harmful effects of conformity to certain traditional masculine ideal behaviors such as dominance, self reliance, and competition. [...]

Rise! Rebel! Resist!

Words can have such a powerful influence on people and events. In the simplest of terms, you can say the wrong thing to someone and they become upset and inturn can color their interactions towards you and their lives. On a larger scale, people who exert power and influence can say things that thousands of [...]

The Road Before Us

Sometimes I feel like I envy the LGBTQ youth of today. They now live in a world where our visibility is far more common that it was twenty years ago. It is easier to talk about gender identities, in many ways, than it ever has been. They have idols to look up to that are [...]

World Aids Day

  When I was a young gay kid, before I came out and understood what I was, I hadn't had much connection with a LGBTQ community. Keep in mind that when I was a child that was late 1970s through the 1980s. The only LGBTQ people that I even knew were two women who lived [...]