Decking the Halls for Mental Health

As LGBTQ people, we usually end up picking our own family as we move through our lives. I have said it before, that was the single best lesson I was taught by my first boyfriend and I still carry it with me today. Each of us come from places where we may not have the [...]

Rise and Resist

With marriage equality, people seeming to be more accepting of LGBTQ people, and many states starting to offer protection status to LGBTQ people, we often forget that there are still vast hurdles to overcome. In 2018, there were 26 tracked deaths of transgender or gender non-conforming people in this U.S. and for 2019, we have [...]

Using Our History in Finding Your Place

As National LGBTQ History month comes to close we should reflect back on the many important people and events that have came before us. They are important because it is what makes our family. My very first boyfriend gave me the most important lesson I still carry with me to this day. It was this, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

History of Gay Bars

With this being National LGBTQ History Month, I also think it is important to celebrate the present. 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 [...]

Breaking the Closet

National Coming Out Day is next Thursday. Whether you are for or against coming out, it is a huge deal that takes a lot of bravery to do. Here are just a few fun facts from UselessDaily.com Founded in 1988, in the feminist and gay liberation spirit of the personal being political, the emphasis is [...]