Posts by Rick Clemons

286: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – Men & Masculinity in a #METOO World

This one is for the guys…but you ladies can listen to, as I’m calling forth the men of the world to make a bold move and step out of their bullshit masculinity and be a little vulnerable. To be real. To be men without macho crap weighing them down. It’s time for men to start…

285: Single Gay Dad: Living A Life Uncloseted – Frank Lowe

Nothing new about being a single, divorced Dad…unless you’re gay. Then all sorts of tricky things happen, that the average person doesn’t think about. Like, He’s gay and has a child? He’s divorced and gay and has a child? He’s a man in his mid-30’s, 40’s and traveling alone with a child? Or my favorite,…

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284: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – The Closet Of Racism

The hands of time seem to be spinning backwards at an alarming rate. Hate, discrimination, violence towards people of color has become a norm, and worst of all it is being tolerated. But it doesn’t have to be this way, nor does it have to be that “all lives matter.” In the words of Jesse…

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283: Shhh. I’m dating. Don’t tell anyone. – Ramona Rice    

You’ve got a secret. A secret that makes you happy, fulfilled, but may make others think you don’t have a heart. People like your kids, parents, In-laws, friends. But this secret is about you moving forward and being good and at peace with a big event in your life. But lord help you, the judgments…

282: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – Take Pride and Don’t Back Down

It’s Pride Month. Or at least that’s what those of us in the LGBTQI community call it. Not sure what Drumph and his cronies in Washington are going to say this year, since they didn’t’ really say anything last year. But screw them! We are here, were queer, and we have advocates all over the…

280: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – Outsmarting the cynics

The reside everywhere. In our heads, in our relationships, at work, our friendships. No matter where you turn there is a cynic ready to tear apart your joy, your ideas, your happiness. No biggie. You’ve got something to combat that. A bold move, or a few of them, but only if you give yourself permission…

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279: Taking a chance on BOLD FREEDOM – Robin Finney

Imagine leaving your job of 11 years, getting rid of your apartment, and packing up and heading off to Thailand with no real plans other than to reset. It’s a bold move with a capital “B.” One that others may not understand, but that’s ok…yes, seriously, that’s OK. It’s literally more about taking a jump…

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278: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – Are you an audacious Buddha?

I’ve been called a Buddha. Not because of my enlightenment. Because of my size. Ok, somewhat because I have some wisdom – but I’m still no Buddha.  However, I do have the kind of wisdom that comes from learning life lessons that truly make you see the Yin and Yang that bring you inner peace,…