¡VISUALIZE YOURSELF!

One’s race, ethnicity andsexual orientation are not usually topics that are discussed together as aninclusive and dynamic entity. We are accustomed to focusing on minority groupsin distinct and separate terms. It is not often that we visualize a perspectivein which sexual orientation is considered as a separate inherent trait and partof the whole being within…

DEAD INSIDE…

He felt dead inside. No matter how hard he partied, he could never escape that simple fact – inside, dead. And that was his life. Running from a feeling. At least until he could run no more. Exhausted, spent and beaten, when the end finally came, he welcomed it. With life ebbing from his wasted…

THE PHRASE OF OUR EXISTENCE

I hear the phrase “it is what it is” a lot thesedays. I like it. The words strike me as an attempt to express a minor epiphany.The speaker is announcing in a casual way that they accurately perceive anunchangeable reality and have accepted it as such. There’s no defeat implied,it’s just an articulation of consciousness…

THE MOOD

Sadness, Grief, The blues,Self-pity, Melancholy, Regret, Remorse, Low, Down-trodden and Morose. These arebut a few of the words that come to mind when trying to describe my mood forpast two weeks. Now before you call a suicide prevention number on my behalf,please know that I am aware that the condition these words describe will pass…

FOREVER POKING…

When I was a child I was taught thesaying, “Sticks and stones may breakmy bones, but words can never hurt me.” At the time, I saw the senseof it. Words, being intangible, have no ability to inflict physical harm.Whenever another child said something mean to me, I would loudly recite thesaying at them, using it…

MONDAY MUSICAL MOTIVATION: GUARDIAN

AlanisMorissette Guardian lyrics is the first single from the Alanis’sseventh studio album “Havoc and Bright Lights”, in stores on August28th, 2012. You, you who has smiled whenyou’re in painYou who has soldiered through the profaneThey were distracted and shut down So why, why would you talk to me at allSuch words were dishonorable and in vainTheir…

¿DO YOU HAVE A BODY PART YOU HATE?

Many of us can attest to being teased growing up. As a child, suchtaunting may have elicited tears and embarrassment, but as most of us growolder, we learn to make peace with the body part that caused so much strifewhen we were younger. I’ve been teased constantly about mybig lips, but found that gay men…

I AM…

I am a student and will alwaysbe a student because every other life in my universe is teaching me.

THE GAY “LIFE STYLE” ¿IS IT REALLY A CHOICE?

Is there really such a thing as a “gay lifestyle?” It is a phraseused over and over again by both those within and outside the queer community.A “lifestyle” is the manner by which a person chooses to live their lives. Thekey word is “choose.” Do queer people choose their lifestyle? It depends on howone is…

GAY PRIDE PARADES & FESTIVAL – AUGUST 17 2012 – AUGUST 30 2012 GUIDE

Here’sthe weekly Pride events list for August 17, 2012- August 30, 2012. Find yourcity and mark the date down. All cities should have active links to eachPride’s website for more info. CALIFORNIA San Jose, CA – San Jose Pride –August 17-19, 2012http://www.sanjosepride.com MINNESOTA Duluth, MN – Duluth Superior Pride – August 30-September 2, 2012http://www.dspride.com NORTHCAROLINA…