Posts by Rick Clemons

Coming Out Without Coming Unglued – Part 3: Let’s Talk About Sex & Safety

It is estimated that over 20,000 LGBTQ minors will be subjected to conversion therapy (reparative therapy) treatments in states where protections do not exist to prevent this cruel and ineffective treatment (Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law).  For those who have endured these practices, an overwhelming majority of them have faced this treatment due…

028: Embracing and Loving Your Self-Image – Darren Main

  It all starts with that very first, “You’re a dork,” or “Be a man,’ and from then on we as men question the image of who we are in our own minds. Struggling day-in and day-out to embrace and love ourselves, often doing more damage than good to our self-image. Yet, when we begin…

026: Fitness, Knitting & Being a Man – Jon Giswold

  What happens when your life suddenly takes a detour, your career as a boutique fashion designer suddenly comes to a halt, and you wander into a fitness studio at the suggestion of the owner of the studio? Probably not what you thought, but then suddenly 30+ years later fitness is your life and we…

025: What manhood really means! – Ryan Sallans

  What defines a man? Ever asked yourself, or been asked that question? The answers are as varied as there are men, yet when we step back, most of us guys have more in common in our definition than we have differences. Yet manhood becomes a whole different thing – at least in many peoples…

399: Beyond the closet door of depression and suicide – Frank King

Imagine depression and suicide running in your family. Then imaging contemplating suicide as regularly as you change your underwear. Now imagine using humor to inspire hope, and laughter to save lives. Frank King, Suicide Prevention speaker and Trainer was a writer for The Tonight Show for 20 years. He’s fought a lifetime battle with Major…