Human Me

Powerful Testimonies Come From Negativity

I am involved with a program here called The Redemption Project. Its been life changing for me. Every inmate who chooses to pursue the program beyond its first class has proven that they want to make a difference in themselves and their communities. Its like a filtering process for leaders. I don’t know if its …

Our LGBTI Event Is Almost Here: June 30th, 2016, History Will Be Made

June 30th, 2016 the prison I’m at will hold an LGBTI event themed “Solidarity In Pride”. I am seriously excited for it to get here. I like that so many people are coming out of the woodwork to support such a thing. I still run across a lot of discomfort from both staff and inmates. But …

Gay Men Don’t Want To Be Women

I was talking to someone here and in our conversation I brought up a joke about having scepters and tiaras at our LGBT event here this year. When the individual responded they said “Well I don’t know why you’d want those, women don’t wear them”.It was a reminder of the stigmas and lack of understanding …

Doing Something Familiar, Just For Your Own Sanity: I Made Chicken Noodle Soup

As a young man I was a picky eater. I liked high fat foods. Hot dogs and sweet cereals, ice cream and chocolate syrup. But my Mom would make chicken noodle soup. She would make home made noodles and boil the chicken carcass down to make a base and then add water and seasonings and …

Homosexuality & Christianity: I Want A Public Debate

I have been told that I cant write a book explaining what the Bible says about homosexuality. I can write about how its helped me personally, but I won’t be published by a publishing house unless I have a theological background or an established following. I don’t bring that up to complain about it, but …

Allowing Fear Of Rejection Cripple You: Your Voice As LGBT People Should Not Be Silenced

I hate fear. I have been held back by fear my whole life. Fear of rejection, fear of falling short, fear of pain, fear of loss. All kinds of fear. Prison was a good thing for me in regards to fear. I came into prison scared to death. I was afraid of all that I had …

My Child Is Gay/Lesbian/Transgender: Have I Done Something Wrong?

First of all, this is a legitimate question. As a parent you should continuously question your role in your child’s life, no matter if they are 3 or 30. No one has parenting perfection. I will answer this question pretty directly, you haven’t done anything wrong. This is a common fear among parents, especially parents that …