The first gay pride was a literal riot; born out of a need to exist without persecution. We should always remember that because no matter how far we’ve come, we still have a long way to go.… Read More Why Pride is still essential in 2017
He has given me the inspiration to fight for my rights in the coming years; for both myself and the rest of my community. He has given me the validation that I am a person just as equal as any American citizen. He has made me feel heard, respected and equal. has given me the confidence to bring about change on my own.
He did what a President was supposed to do: he encouraged me to be my best self, to make sure my voice was heard and to make sure I challenged the bonds that were restricting my community. He gave me hope that my life could be great and worth living, and for that I am eternally grateful.
Exactly two years ago today, I decided to come out publicly. Though it was only days after I had told my immediate family, I had been planning how I wanted to tell the rest of the world for quite some time. For weeks, I worked on this article, which I published in a then-Greek life… Read More Two years of living life Out Loud
“Why don’t you just wait and see?” has become the conservative and pro-Trump motto since he won the election several weeks ago. I’ve heard and read it over and over again, and each time it makes me think the same thing: Every person who saying this to a member of the LGBTQ community, a minority,… Read More Telling people to “wait and see” about Trump highlights your own ignorance about the fight for LGBTQ, minority and gender equality
Trump won, I get it. I accept it. I’m not seeking some loophole or obscure law where he winds up being ousted as President. The process is what it is and he is the result. Should the process be changed? Maybe, but that is neither here nor there when it comes to this election. So… Read More Why I don’t plan to stop challenging the Trump administration any time soon
Whatever may happen with your own coming out experience, know that a warm welcome awaits you from your new LGBTQ family.… Read More Coming Out: My journey from depression and fear to joy and acceptance
BY BLAIZE STEWART When I came out roughly a year and a half ago through an online article, I did not specify whether I was gay, bisexual or transgender. Instead, I simply came out as a member of the LGBTQ community. I wrote the article this specific way for several reasons, first and foremost being… Read More An open letter to the gay men who tell me bisexuality “Is just a phase”