Posts by Rick Clemons

382: Out, Asian, and a Pop Sensation Who’s Life Popped When He Came Out – Wils

Imagine being a pop sensation. An Asian Pop Star in Korea. You’ve got a rising career, showed off your washboard abs on the cover of Men’s Health Magazine, to become known the Best of the East. Sounds awesome, right? Now the truth steps in. You want to be you. You make a conscious decision to…

381: What you can’t see makes you bolder – Lachi

Sometimes the bolder move of coming out of the closet is something that you can’t see and others can’t see in you. When we say, “See,” we mean, you should take that word literally. Yet, being legally blind doesn’t mean you can’t do the bolder things you want to do, go the places you want…

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380: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – Closing Chapters, Creating New Ones

vision and success

Today I’m closing chapters on the weekly Rant and Riffs segments. Don’t worry, those segments will still show up from time to time, but it’s time to let it go and focus on my new podcast 40 Plus: Real Men. Real Talk. That will be released on this day and time every week. As I…

379: (UN)Closeting The Fierce Within – Carolyn Colleen

Abuse. Entrapment. Feeling trapped in life. No way out. Not even a possibility of feeling Beyonce’ FIERCE. All of these feelings and life situations leads you to a point of being downtrodden, scared and ragged victim, standing in a food line at the Salvation Army. Who would have thought that your own fierce drive would lead…

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378.1: Bonus Episode – Uncloseted Riff and Rant – Enjoying the buffet of life

have fun, be creative

Appetizers. Main course. Side Dishes. Desert. Sounds like it’s a full blown brunch. Now put your imagination caps on, and see that brunch buffet as the buffet of your life. So often we get focused on the main dish that we forget to appreciate the rest of the buffet. Here’s my take on something that…

377: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – I’m not KKK but I have some similarities to them as an LGBTQ Person

Right wing. Left wing. Democrats. Republicans. Extremists. Conservatives. We have more in common than we think. But, I’m admitting something that is a deep dark secret of mine today. I’ve got quite a bit in common with the KKK as a gay man. There I’ve admitted it. In fact, as a member of the LGBTQ,…

376: (UN)Closeting Race, Sex, Race Play and Fetishes – Daniel Armando

Race. There’s not a headline in the news today that deal with some form of race relations. But what happens when Race Play – a form of fetish play – goes awry? Many things that actually evoke feelings, insights, and characteristics that make you want to go “Hmmmm,” and wonder is this why America and…

375: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – Uncloseting The Bully Within

have fun, be creative

You’d be lying if you said, “I’ve never been bullied!” Hate to say it, we all have a bully. What might surprise you is that bully resides within. Everytime you put yourself down, or make a snide remark, or find yourself question your abilities, you tend to easily go down the path of bullying yourself.…