Were multitasking today dears! First, how to start your own revolution! OK, maybe not a revolution but if enough people band together, it could be. Anyway, getting involved is actually less complicated then you think. There are many avenues you can take to start making a difference in the gay community right where you are. You don’t need to run a nonprofit or have the credentials of a therapist to help the community. Something simple like, call the local junior high or high school and let them know that your interested in helping mentor the LGBTI youth. Chances are they already have some sort of a program in place. Voila! Your making a difference! 

Another way is dealing with people like me. No matter where you are there is a prison close by. You can contact the prison and tell them your interested in working with the LGBT population as a volunteer. This can be a once a month thing or a weekly thing, its up to you. Think that prison is to scary to volunteer at? Think again, volunteers are held in extremely high regard here among offenders because of the emotion you invoke in us. Compassion is recognized by all life forms, including the ones that have made a mistake. 

Now, if either place needs you to create a program, you can do it. If you need help, holla at your boi! I can help, I do this people! I’ve done it here and I can send you my proposal or maybe even post it here for you to copy. The big thing with either place is what is the problem and how are you going to address it…what need are you addressing? Leading a group of teens or a group of inmates is equally challenging but you will be needed, trust me. You may not have all the answers but your heart will guide you. 

This is just two things you can do. I have lots more! 

How to contact me:
The fastest way is jpay.com, its the only way an inmate can receive electronic mail in Washington State. You will need to pay for the email, however, it is cheaper then a stamp and I can respond same day usually. You will need to know the following info:
Name: Jeff Utnage
DOC#: 823469 (my inmate id.)

If you prefer to send me a snail mail letter you can write to:
Jeff Utnage 823469
Stafford Creek Correction Center
191 Constantine Way
Aberdeen, WA. 98520

You can write about anything, questions, comments…I’m an open book and love receiving correspondence of any kind, unless your hating me, then its like “boring, lines way back there pal, wait your turn like everyone else!” LOL!

With Love
Jeff Utnage