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Man Up Minute: 5 Steps To Building Confidence As A Gay Man

It doesn’t take much for you to build confidence as a gay man. All you need to do is give yourself the permission to do these five things and then see what happens!

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Sweet Surrender And Letting Go!

Do you remember being on the playground and being told to “Let Go,” or maybe during a game of war being yelled at to “Surrender”? As a child those were powerful words. Now as adult gay men, if were told to “Let Go,” or to “Surrender,” at times it can be a direct hit to…

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Man Up Minute: How To Have Better Gay Sex

Tired of walking on egg shells when it comes to talking about your sex life with your man? Or maybe you just wish you could say what’s on your mind. Here’s a tip to help you in that sticky area of “Let’s Talk About Sex!!

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Man Up Minute: Own Your Own Strength

If you don’t own it, who will? Nobody but you can own your own strength and show off all the goods you have as a gay man. SO OWN IT!

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Man Up Minute: S-A-V-E

To save yourself, from yourself, and to build confidence as a gay man, you just need to do one thing! S-A-V-E yourself. It’s a simple formula. Trust me!

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Man Up Minute: Being Taken For Granted

Stop it! Stop being such a butt and quit taking things for granted gay man! You’re worth so much more than you are giving yourself. So STOP IT and quit taking yourself for granted!

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Man Up Minute: Passion, Passion, Passion…FIND IT!

Where do you find your passion? What does it mean to be passionate? How do you know when you find it? Well…Man Up and take a Minute to find out!

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Anthony's Weiner! Lessons learned from a politician!

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I'm From Riverside! A little bit more of my story.

A couple of months ago I had the chance to share my coming out story with a great group of visionaries who have created “I’m From Driftwood.” They envision a world where every lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer person feels understood and accepted, and every straight person is an ally. Through written word and…

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Where did your little boy go?

  Somewhere between birth and today, he got lost! Granted, for many gay men, childhood was a bitch and not something we wish to remember. After all, as little boys and young men, there was trying to be butch, attempting to like girls, and all along the way, keeping our secret hidden. Then we magically…

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Chris Brogan

CEO Owner Media Group

Rick Clemons is the kind of guy you want to open up with. He’s smart, compassionate, and great at pulling the best story out of a guest for the benefit of the community he serves.


Meridith Elliott Powell

Business Keynote Speaker
& Business Growth Expert

Visionary, creative and cutting-edge, Rick is a true game-changer. His message is original, different, and a complete paradigm shift on obstacles and challenges. But more importantly the power of his delivery inspires audiences to take action! If you're looking for a new type of keynote speaker, someone with a unique story and innovative message, Rick is all of that and so much more!


John Janstch

Ducttape Marketing

Rick speaks with such honesty and emotion that his message is felt as well as heard.


Don Fuller
Orange County PFLAG Speakers Bureau

"Be prepared; Clemons does not suffer fakers and he is merciless with hypocrisy. He has no time for pity. He just says find your Truth and your peace, be good to yourself and those you love, and get on with your life."

Chris Brogan
CEO, Owner Media Group -

"Rick Clemons is the kind of guy you want to open up with. He’s smart, compassionate, and great at pulling the best story out of a guest for the benefit of the community he serves."

Grant Baldwin

"Rick is a giant teddy bear. He may look rough and tough, but he’s extremely compassionate, genuine and has a huge desire to help people make bold moves in their lives."

Jessica Pettitt
Good Enough Now

There are a lot of speakers out there that can talk about these issues.  Rick provides a space for real conversation, connection, and a sense of calm that allows for relationships and change to develop and take hold towards something better together.  His experience paired with his calming energy and good sense of humor separates him from the pack.