To Be Black & Gay in America…

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  When I first learned of the recent racist and homophobic attack on Empire star Jussie Smollett, I wanted to respond immediately but I couldn’t. I couldn’t because I was paralyzed by trauma, guilt, anger and grief. […]

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This Little Light Of Mine…

…I’m Going To Let It Shine! “…You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a […]

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I’M COMING OUT!

When I think about coming out I can’t help but to think about Diana Ross’ song “I’m Coming Out”. …I’ve got to show the world All that I wanna be And all my abilities There’s so much more to me Somehow, I have to make them Just understand I got it well in hand And, […]

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Don’t Ask… Don’t Tell

Shhh… We won’t ask, if you don’t tell.  When most of us think about Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) we think of the now repealed (thanks, President Obama) discriminatory law that prohibited gays and lesbians from serving openly in the US Armed Forces. However, that isn’t what I want to discuss in this blog post. […]

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When Church Hurts

“If these pews could talk I wonder what they’d say. Would they share the stories of people with heads held high but hearts full of shame? I know all too well the rumors that have spread and even worse the truth that cannot be hid. What happens when the place that was meant to heal […]

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Recovering Church Boy: The Introduction

Recovering Church Boy/Girl   Use: Proper Noun Definition: a person from the LGBTQ community who has broken or is currently breaking the chains of religious dogma and oppression and has begun their journey toward spiritual freedom. Hello, my name is Eric and I am a Recovering Church Boy. I grew up in the church; the […]

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