Category Archives: gay writing

Ten Easy to Follow Rules for a Happy Life as a Fifty-Year-Old

Fifty year olds have a good chance of living another forty years. This is an assumption that can be a fact if certain life rules are applied. There are simple and free things you can do to increase the likelihood that you will live into your nineties. What if the secret to living long and… Read More »

Seven Reasons Why Never Have I Ever is the Best Show on Netflix

Mindy Kaling is a creative genius. If you have not binged on her latest bit of brilliance, my god what is wrong with you? For three wonderful binge worthy seasons, mother Kaling has brought us funny, heartbreaking conversations and characters who crush the assumptions that only thin, young and white matters. Most of the wonderful… Read More »

Thank You Billy Porter

Dear Mr. Porter, This is a raving, rabid fan letter. Many years ago, I saw a video of you singing “Love is on the Way” and it was magical. I silently cried and sent a prayer to you knowing that if you were to survive and thrive inside this game you would need support by… Read More »

The Shocking Truth about Survival Jobs for Artists

Although I have been a performance artist for more than twenty years, I have yet to become a household name or limit myself to only performing for money or supporting myself as an artist. Like so many of my friends, I was lead to believe that paying dues ( no health insurance, money for basic… Read More »

JeVon McCormick for President: My Review of Modern Leader

Most jobs suck… Admit it! You long to be heard, seen and celebrated for who you are and how you deal with life. According to JeVon McCormick in his wonderful new book on leadership, Modern Leader, we are no longer in a space where we talk about change, innovation and a bunch of other words… Read More »

How to Divorce-Proof Your Marriage

When gays started getting married in droves some years back, there was much discussion of how this would solve all of our collective problems. HIV/AIDS, cheating spouses, promiscuity would all disappear or so we were lead to believe. With enough courage and the claiming of very understandable rights, we would all get the benefits of… Read More »

Seven Resources for Achieving the Dangerous Life You Were Born to Live

Admit it… You are not living the life you dreamt of as a child. When you were young, you sought joy, play, self expression and love. Dreams and free thinking has been replaced with credit card payments, barely tolerable day jobs and a life so awful you spend hours fantasizing about the weekend or a… Read More »

How Bosses Gamble with Your Financial Future: 6 Ways to Protect Yourself

Being fired sucks! And I’ve been in this boat on more than a few occasions. If you’ve ever worked for anyone you’ve agreed to the life-altering possibility that is being an at-will employee. As my wise mother always says: as long as you’re not the employer, you’re always an at-will employee. When someone controls your… Read More »

What Happens When We Lead with the Possibility of Loss

Whenever it has been time for some serious change, it has always been a series of steps that involve (loss) giving something up. Every major change requires the uncomfortableness of “giving something up”. Many times I have been frustrated when things don’t change. When things are not moving in the appropriate direction (mine) I constantly… Read More »