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As LGBT We Must Be Active In Social Injustice and Inequality, Silence Is Failure and Agreement

As LGBT we have felt the sting of discrimination. Most of us firsthand and pointedly. Others as witnesses traumatized by the possibilities.It is simply intolerable to be passive in situations where we can intervene. Let me give you an example.I was attacked in a bathroom by three men once, there were about 90 people who …

The Russian LGBT Community: How Can The World Help You?

As an American, in America, I know that LGBT rights are far more tolerated here than they are in Russia, or in many parts of the Middle East. Even as someone who is imprisoned, I still have more civil rights and freedoms than someone LGBT in Russia. At least in prison, we are actually recognized …

The Normalization Of Homosexuality

Homosexuals in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th century were underground. Quiet and hidden people that usually, not always, lived dualistic lifestyles. Now we are in the 21st century and thanks to the many activists, martyrs, advocates, rioters, protesters, marchers, demonstrators, teachers, free spirits, forward thinkers, and upholders of justice we are being normalized in the …

Why Every Person Should Rethink Racism, Oppression, and Poverty

When white America thinks about being racist they are sure they’re not. Racism is, to many, a verbal or obvious dislike for a race most of the time. We have a terrible habit of thinking racist thoughts and then bathing in our ability to keep them silent, truly believing that racism isn’t an issue still.Along …

What Can One Person Do To Change The World?

Do you want to make a difference in the world? Not on a small scale like recycling and saving water (which are extremely important to do!) but make a real impact. First, you have to believe its possible. Second, look for examples of one person changing the world:1) George Washington Carver2) Gandhi3) Elon Musk4) Ru …

Make Your Community Beautiful

Beauty is always in the eyes of the beholder. However, in this case beauty means cohesive, safe, the opposite of dilapidated. We have options in helping people or walking by. Sharing our resources or not. Giving our time or not. We must end the thoughts that helping someone else means the person helped has used you in …

Love: A Definition And Thought

In order to love someone or something, must you have a physical attraction? I must say no. What about those that are blind? Because they cannot see can they not love? Certainly not! Of course they love, they love without sight, which may even increase their capacity to love, arguably.What about loving my community? I …

Hello Jeff,I became aware of your blog fro…

Hello Jeff, I became aware of your blog from the letter you wrote to Books to Prisoners. I must say your letter was very entertaining and I loved your use of the many colored gel pens. I jotted down the URL for your blog and have been reading through it at home. I have to …

Happy, Even When Your Not: Let’s Use A Little Neuroscience!

I am obsessed with neuroscience. I have studied it as much as books allow and use it often for self change.The saying “fake it til you make it” actually has some scientific merit. When life is going down and you don’t know how to handle it freaking out doesn’t help, at all. Instead, try being …

Excluding Others From The Narrative Of Change

As people who are marginalized to some degree or another we have this tendency to group up, gripe about the injustices of oppression and then form some group to combat it. Then strangely, when outsiders come in to learn about what the fuss is about the marginalized and oppressed get angry that they can’t understand …