Human Me

Building Bridges In Your Community

We have all had lots of experiences with people that involve bad attitudes. Sometimes it was because of us, sometimes it was the other persons fault. Either way, we’ve all dealt with it a lot. As a man who needs to make connections with people to promote tolerance and acceptance my primary audience is those who …

Being Hated Because Of An Experience That Doesn’t Involve You

As a kid I heard people close to me talk about when they were kids. Racism was a disease that ran rampant in the rural areas of the Midwest. So I would hear them talk about one single experience with another race and then all of a sudden the whole race was like that. A …

Right Of Passage Into Adulthood: What Is It?

When the government calls you an adult and when you feel like an adult are two different times. As a teenager I thought smoking a cigarette marked the transition because that was the first thing I did, I bought a pack of cigarettes. As a man today I realize I did not feel like an adult …

How You Can Help

There are many ways you can help. Though financial contributions are needed, money doesn’t fix everything, you do. What’s needed most is your heart. Below is the many ways you can contribute:1) Volunteer at you local institution. Every prison has an LGBT community and even if they don’t have a current program to support them, …

Taking The Time To Be Kind: You Can’t Afford To Be To Busy To Help!

I have a friend in here who has Life Without The Possibility Of Parole. He was given a death sentence, essentially. But here’s the thing, the man he was twenty years ago isn’t the man he is today. He has gone through immense personal changes and he has given his life time and time again …

Learning To Act Gay Late In Life

I grew up acting straight. I wanted to do ballet, for instance. But I wasn’t bold enough to express that, girls did ballet. My Mother wasn’t disapproving but I never confided much of my very private thoughts in her. I remember when I was 8-9 years old when Patrick Swayze and Chris Farley were on …