Human Me

Thank God For Vh1!! My Prison Portal To Gay Oz…

You would think that prison is the gay Oz. But if you read anything I write you know that reality is much, much different.Vh1 has picked up a few shows that sort of feed my need for basking in queer glory! Namely Fire Island and RuPauls Drag Race. Each and every Friday night after I get …

Take Me At My Worst And You Will Deserve My Best

There is a part in the Bible where it is said to entertain strangers because it may not be a stranger, but an angel. Which, an angel I am not. However, it also says “Remember the prisoners as if chained with them, those who are mistreated, since you yourselves are in the body also.”(Hebrews 13:2-3 …

New Religion Needed To Include LGBT & Christianity

The marriage of God, Jesus & LGBT people is a fiery subject for me. Not because of some biblical conviction, but because of the hate-based beliefs that are NOT biblical.I yearn for a church and congregation that believes in God, a God that loves equally. Specifically Jesus, that He died for me too. I do not …

The Reality Of Peer Support Groups

I spent a great deal of four years developing a plan and system that used the peer support system. The type of peer support I am talking about is somewhat formal. Using guidelines that group therapy uses, that same format. Followed by interactions outside of that group, you know, friendship.This has been so powerful in …

“A Woman Can Never Take The Place Of A Father.” I Would Like To Challenge This…

This is a phrase I have heard all my life. I grew up without a Father figure in my life. Granted, there were some things to work around, however, I learned to become a man from my Mother. I dislike the idea that only men can teach other men. It is just plain hogwash. Even …

The Devil & His Tricks: A Short Story

The devil came to me one day and told me all that I have done. Every life I hurt and every song I’ve sung. He explained why I am worthless, I admit, he sounded right. It got me thinking if I should even fight.He whispered sweet failures in my ear every day and every night. …

How To Help In The War Against Victimization: A Prisoners View (Pt. 1)

The prison population in the US is enormous. It grows by a little every year, with it, the cost of incarceration. Besides your friends & family being locked up and it costing anywhere from $20,000-$65,000 (depending on the state) to house EACH inmate annually, this also means that the yearly victim rate rises. Which is …

Pride Speech Part 2 of 2

We are a people born into adversity, however, we are the very definition of diversity. We hail from every civilization through time, we have fought in every war, we are from every country, from every state.Our people are every color. Every nationality, we speak every language. We are unrestrained by gender. We come from every …

Pride Speech Part 1 of 2

Titled: Unapologeticly ProudThis years national Pride theme is “Unapologeticly Proud.” It certainly fits in my life. I remember when I first said the words “I’m gay” out loud, so I could hear them outside of my head, there was this overwhelming sense of relief. It was like I had been viewing the whole world in …