407: Out of the Closet & Back In – Alex Petrarca

Love happens. Or maybe we should say, attraction happens, even if it isn’t deep love. For some, that means the come out of the closet, then go back in. I know, I was one of those. For others, they believe they are gay, but based on family and societal pressure, religious beliefs, a distrust of…

Coming Out Without Coming Unglued – Part 6: Owning Your LGBTQ Truth

Whether you’re exploring your sexuality, considering coming out, or recently out, one of the most often overlooked challenges in owning your truth. Yes, we own it to come out, but the own it I’m talking about is owning it consistently and with commitment. Doing your best to not falter. Standing in your values your way.…

Coming Out Without Coming Unglued – Part 4: Having The Big Talk

You’ve explored how you feel. You know who you are. You’ve worried, had sleepless nights, maybe even considered that it’s not worth it to come out of the closet, but in your heart and soul, you know this is who you are. Now you’re considering having that big talk – with family, a spouse, your…

396.1: Bonus Episode: Think Before You Assume – Rick Clemons

Life (Un)Closeted podcast

We all assume and too often that makes an ass of ourselves. When we assume to know why someone does what they do, it creates a false sense of security, of superiority, and sometimes it at least seems to heal the wounds. This is short episode that brings something very close to my heart to…

393: LGBTQ Leadership, The Rainbow Difference – Steve Yacovelli

Leadership. We hear this term thrown around alot these days. It means many things to many people, and in different contexts it takes on lots of different meanings. But what does LGBTQ Leadership look like. “What unique challenges do you face as an LGBTQ individual in the roles of leadership? How do you present yourself?…