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…

Let’s get real about happiness – Rick Clemons

I’m so happy. Everything is great. Nothing could be better. Really? Or, are you just blowing happiness smoke up your ass just to make yourself feel better and to make other believe that your life is filled with happiness, happiness, happiness. Don’t get me wrong, if you’re happy, you’re happy. BRAVO. But, most men, in…

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…

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

It can be scary saying I’m LGBTQ. Why? For many reasons, but one of the biggest is because everyone, including yourself, might just think you’re that way because it is all about SEX. Well, we’re talking about SEX and why it’s not just about SEX, and how to handle those thoughts, and accusations to be…

Why Every Guy Has A Coming Out Journey – Rick Clemons

Hey guys. Hate to say it but you need to come out of the closet. No, I’m not accusing you of being gay or bi-. Don’t make that assumption. Nor am I saying that if you are gay or bi- that you aren’t already out of the closet, even though some of you might still…