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Education Returns To Washington State Prisons On A Limited Basis: I Am One Giddy Gender Bending Queer!

If you have read anything of mine than you probably know that college education is extremely important to me. It has been proven that college education reduces recidivism rates by 30%. When the current Washington State recidivism rate is 67%, 30% is a lot of offenses prevented. Let me do the math for you:There is …

The LGBT Soldiers Who Flee

As a child I had two career goals. One was to be a Chippendale dancer (thank you Patrick Swayze & SNL!), the other was to be a soldier. My idea of a soldier was no fears, strong, confident. Upstanding, kind, tolerant. Patient, tactical…Obviously that didn’t work out. The Chippendale dream was shot to hell when I …

My Personal Vision As A Leader

I am going to end victimization. This is my vision. Lofty, yup. Unrealistic? To some maybe, that’s why they haven’t done it…they believe its impossible. Well I do not. Its entirely possible.I am going to assemble a team of dedicated people to end victimization. We will start with the LGBT communities and branch out into everyone’s …

Our Gay’ly Bread: God VS Aliens

I have seen the TV shows that attribute every anomaly from the past to proof of aliens. There are many, many people who claim to have seen aliens, spaceships at least. Religious temples of old have been attributed to the work of aliens, even the power of the Ark Of The Covenant. The thought of a …

Corey’s Post: “Back To Nature”

Here in our lovely, exclusive gated neighborhood on the hill, some of us are lucky enough to have picturesque lakefront property. Actually, it’s really only a man-made wetland from a leaky pipe that is leaking and has created a pool of water that won’t dry up. The reason I write about this watering hole is …

How Competitive Are You When It Comes To You?

Kind of an obscure topic, I know. There is a valid subject here though. When we want something in our lives we will either allow something to stop us or we won’t. Let’s say you want a promotion at work, but in order to get it you have to be brutal, maybe a little “cutthroat.” Perhaps …

I Need Help While I Go Through College!

Our prison just started offering Associates Degrees from Edmonds Community College. It will be a degree in Business Management. It is full time, 30 hrs a week plus independent studies outside of the classroom. I am so excited to do this, problem is, I cannot get a job while I go through school because of how …

Being LGBT In Prison: What Does It Look Like?

I am going to speak directly from my own experiences as an openly gay, gender nonconformist. When I became open with my sexuality in prison I was given a few pieces of advice (this was in early 2012). One from an inmate, another from staff, both with the same undertone of meaning. The inmates told me …