Home Is Where The Pride Is.

A lot can be said about families. We are born into one that is based on genetics and blood. Born into a family that is supposed to love you unconditionally. However, we know that is not always the truth. As LGBTQ, many of us learn to adopt a family. And this family is then made [...]

Freedom of Speech and Social Media

The last four years has been a roller coaster ride, no one can deny that. Since the 2016 election that brought Trump in as president, we have seen a steady increase in hate crimes. We have watched as hate groups have taken more of a center stage in media reports. We have watch as citizens [...]

LGBTQ Equality In The Workplace

I see in forums that I belong to, where community members are asking if anyone knows of companies that are LGBTQ friendly and if they are hiring. I have often wondered if that's the only way we should look at job opportunities. Yes, LGBTQ friendly workplaces definitely give an advantage to a queer person but [...]

Today In LGBTQ History

Times are definitely bleak. Corona virus infections are still on the rise, prejudice is at levels that rival that of before the civil rights movements,  unemployment is rising to record heights, and most of us are still stuck at home. There doesn't seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Today I [...]

LGBTQ Rights And The Future

June 15th was a pretty monumental day for LGBTQ rights. The Supreme Court added to the Act of 1964 by granting federal protections to LGBTQ employees from being fired from their workplace, nationwide, based on the sexual orientation or gender identity. There is no way of denying that this isn’t a pretty significant ruling in [...]

I Remember When…

Its June 2020, Pride month. The world is in a state of massive upheaval and we are seeing prejudice rear its ugly head in a means that rivals to the days of the early Civil Rights Movement. I don’t mean for this post to take away from the state of affairs we are currently watching [...]

Why These Protest Matter

I come from a place of privilege. not financially or a place of affluence, but from a social privilege. I am a white cis gendered  presenting gay male. If you pass me on the street you only see a large built white male and that affords me easier navigation throughout society. I can walk into [...]

Ohio Primary 2020

Next Tuesday, March 17th is the Ohio primary. It is your chance to get out there and voice your support for whomever you want to see as the next president. My nonpartisan statement is no matter who you want as president, get out there and vote. Your voice needs to be heard by the masses. [...]

Anti-LGBTQ Sentiment

I have had readers ask me about the liberties I say are at risk of being removed by the current administration. We see these inequalities daily and part of me thinks we have become desensitized to it. One moment we see where Trump tweets that he is enacting a transgender ban on the military and [...]

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 [...]