Human Me

Project Anti-Violence March: Uniting The Marginalized

I have an idea. I want to organize an Anti-Violence March in downtown Seattle for the summer of 2018. Not just any anti-violence march, one that involves every marginalized community. A way to unite all the organizations for a common cause, to end violence against our community. Unite women, LGBT, people of color, different religions, the poor…everyone. …

Ahh, The Many Forms Of Gay and Trans Activism!

What comes to mind when you think Activist? Is it the pictures of Stonewall? Is it the San Francisco Pride Parade? Harvey Milk?None of those are wrong. All those images come for me too. There is more to it though. Activists are leaders. We are community builders. We are…you.Activism is also sitting down with a …

Women’s Right To Equal Pay, Is It An LGBT Concern?

I could spout all kinds of nostalgic memories of how women shaped my life, everyone can. If memories could bring about equality…well, this wouldn’t even be a discussion.I wish I could say that equality is almost a non-issue. Have you watched the news lately? No need to point it out, were all holding our breath …

Our Gay’ly Bread: How To Strengthen Your Faith

When you don’t feel comfortable going to a church but still believe in God, how do you increase your faith? I have put together some tools for you from my own experience as a gay man who still loves his God.1) Communicate with GodPrayer is not an opportunity to ask your genie for your three …

The Problem With Being A Straight White Male Is…

A friend of mine, we’ll call him Gus, started to mimic the stereotypical gay male; super lispy, bent wrist, very valley girlish. As Gus kept at it, I grew more uncomfortable, but wasn’t able to identify why exactly. I just knew I didn’t like it.I told Gus I was uncomfortable, but it persisted anyways, resulting …

Coming Out During Puberty VS Coming Out As An Adult: What Everyone Should Know About Late Blooming LGBT People

As a teen you date. You kiss a bunch of people, or at least think about it. Libido is through the roof. You fall in and out of love like the tides. you gain experience, in other words.The same process happens for LGBT people as teens. If you come out as a teen then you …

I’d Rather Be Hated Than Ignored

Hopefully you have never been to jail or prison. It challenges your idea of “alone.” While I have been here I have made some major personal, character, and moral changes. While reaching out to the outside world for help I have discovered that being invisible is far worse than being hated.I have a thing I …

Our Gay’ly Bread: “Where No Oxen Are, The Trough Is Clean…”

The other half of this Proverb is …”but much increase comes by the strength of an ox.” Sometimes we expect changes in our lives to be clean, neat, and simple. Things that require a bit more attention get ignored because it often comes with collateral messes that need attention. It’s the big things we need to …