486: Why National Coming Out Day Matters – Rick Clemons

It happens every October 11th, since 1988 – National Coming Out Day. The day was founded in 1988 by Richard Eichberg, a psychologist and Jean O’Leary, a gay rights activist, to raise awareness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and its civil rights movement. They chose October 11th to mark the anniversary…

482: There’s No Shame In Sex – Rick Clemons

It’s time for the “sex shame” brigade to sashay away. For to many years, those ashamed of sex, except for the purpose of procreation, have tried to shame the rest of us into submission. Well, “Buh-bye, and buh-bye, to you pent up angry sex-deprived individuals!” We’re queer and we’re here because God made us to…

470 – Raising LGTBQ Allies – Chris Tompkins

What started from his own experiences on the playground and in his familial unit, has led to those moment. A moment where sexuality and gender identity need to be viewed as sacred space for each and everyone of us and human beings. A moment where we can all be eased into a healthy sense of…

413: Holiday Gifts You Should Give Yourself – Rick Clemons

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It’s Christmas Eve, or right in the middle of Hanukkah, but regardless of where you are or the holiday you celebrate, how about giving yourself some really good, non-materialistic holiday gifts this holiday season. The kind of gifts that truly improve your life and bring you peace. No more feeling the blues about these holiday…

412: Stepping Into the Race and Out Of The Closet – Martina Kwan

What do you do when you’ve built two successful companies, received awards for those companies, then move to Southern California, and you just do feel fulfilled? You come out of the closet at age 50, to become a championship Porsche 911 race car driver – and you don’t look back. Martina Kwan, kicked open the…

411: Making it ok to break the rules – Tanis Frame

Life is a series of rules. Or is life meant to be about breaking the rules? In reality, it’s a combination of both that require us to play with the rules and see where that takes us. As a Status Quo Disruptor, I’m all about breaking the rules…for good. I found my co-conspirator in breaking…

410: Coming out of the awkwardness closet – Vanessa VanEdwards

Now that was awkward. Or was it just your own self-imposed closet of feeling awkward? Too often that awkwardness is what keeps us in our closets. No one else will understand. I feel so weird talking about this. Other people will think I’m weird. All of these are just excuses for not realizing, we are…

408: How To Escape The Toxicity Closet – Rick Clemons

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If you watch the news on a daily basis, you might feel like we live in a very toxic world. Or maybe, you find yourself in a relationship that is draining you. And, let’s not forget that you might be in a work environment that daily only brings out the BEAST in you instead of…