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LGBT Community In Prison: What A Broken Bunch

Having the best of intentions is not always enough. There are times when a shoulder and a tissue is just not sufficient. Things are much deeper. My entire goal in here is to help those who are incarcerated and LGBT. However, I am realizing that drama is what I am up against. Drama is something …

Speaking In 140 Characters Or Less

In prison inmates spend obscene amounts of time perfecting handwritten letters. Writing them several times even, slowly pouring their hearts into every letter that they so expertly and carefully write. Pens become tools as opposed to desk decor and paper becomes a commodity rather than scrap.However, that same letter that took hours to compose and …

The Many Lovers Of The Modern Gay Male

He loves many people. All different ways. Love like brothers, sisters, friends and so on. Love comes in so many ways. He doesn’t love anyone completely, not yet anyway. Nobody gets all of him.He gives a piece here, a piece there, hoping it will return the same. Though it rarely does, except for the rare …

We Have Been Deprived For A Thousand Years, Yeah, We Are A Little Sexual

Deprive yourself of sweets for a long period of time. Then, when you finally decide to have some, most of us eat them in excess. We often crave what we are deprived of.The same for African American (or really any poorer, urban community, race doesn’t matter, however in this instance I’m referring to slavery) communities, …

Our Gaily Bread: Traditional Evangelism Does Not Work With LGBT People You Have To Be Real

Beat someone with a belt their entire lives or threaten them with death by hanging in the tree their whole life and see if they don’t shy away from those things. When the belt becomes the weapon as opposed to the accessory that holds your pants up, you choose alternative ways to accessorize because the …

Second Prison LGBTI Support Group Meeting: A True Success!

Our first meeting was rocky at best in December. I thought it was a complete failure and that all my labor had been in vane. However, January’s meeting was a complete success. I watched as men became involved and their leadership skills came out. Empowering the LGBTI community is the most important thing I can think …

Evangelizing To The LGBT Community: Clobbering VS Actual Love

Me and my friend A. were sitting at a table yesterday when this man sat down. His body language was hostile. A. immediately stood up in fear but he told her that she was fine. Then he said something that sent chills down my spine. He looked at her and scowled, his lip curled like he …

Our Gaily Bread: Most LGBT People Believe In Something

Most of the LGBT people I run into believe in God. Its the version of God that’s different. Also, many don’t like talking about God and I don’t blame them.The name of Jesus and God has been used to bludgeon us into straight and “normality” submission lest we die a fiery death in hell. So …