Birthday Musings

With tomorrow being my birthday, I sit here and look back on what I have seen and experienced. June 1973 was when the Upstairs Lounge was set on fire and killed 32 people. At the time it was the largest mass killing of LGBTQ people. In the month of August, the first major LGBT event [...]

Sashay Into the Weekend

Most that know me are aware of my fascination with Todrick Hall. Im not a long time fan, as i didn't know he did American Idol or was on MTV. His appearances on RuPaul's Drag Race started my fascination. Here was this 30 year old man who has amazing vocal and dance talents and I [...]

Gay Ol’ Summer

It is August and the summer is officially winding down. The days have already started to get shorter and the air has taken on a different quality. These are the last days for getting away, partying, and enjoying youthful behavior before fall sets in and all of our clothes have to go back on. Summer [...]

Trials to Change the Future

Okay, you can argue that it is a more accepting time in history than, let's say 1960, for being LGBTQ and that is true in a way. We are more out than we have ever been, there is more coverage in the media, and more people in positions of power speaking out about who they [...]

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 [...]