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Life (UN)Closeted

Living A Bold Life with No Excuses. No Apologies.

No More Mediocre Living

You're done. Done just dreaming and not doing. Done apologizing for living life your way. Done shrinking your light for the comfort of others.

In Life (Un)Closeted, host Rick Clemons and his guests share bold, badass moves for coming out and owning your individuality. Each episode takes you on a brash, fun, and in-your-face storytelling ride to help you escape the crazy, limiting thoughts keeping you stuck and afraid.

No mater if you're LGBTQ, heteronormative, non-binary, or unsure... a closet is no place to hang out in.

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You’ve been waiting to come out. Your thoughts, feelings, and emotions are in high gear. Possibly, you’ve been experimenting with same sex encounters, but you wouldn’t necessarily consider it dating. Finally, you’ve said the words, “I’m gay,” and now it’s time to find your Mr. or Mrs. Right. Let the dating games begin. Known as…
Call it cravings or desires, we humans want what we want when we want it! Yet, being our sexual selves aren’t just a craving, it’s who we are at our core. But, what about that desire to come out of the closet? That innate urge to just be who we are? How does sex, food,…
Pretending To Be Who You’re Not Is Scarier Than Being Who You’re Truly Meant To Be! In a world of reality TV Shows, tabloid magazines, and “Drink This Magic Elixir And Lose 25 Pounds Overnight,” is it really all that surprising that we’re driven to live life’s pretending to be something that we’re not? It’s…
Do you really have to choose between your God and your inner spirit? Some say yes, others say no. Then there are those who say, let’s see what happens if you try to make it work. But how? In reality, sexuality, spirituality, and a relationship with your creator should be a personal journey. So how…
First you “come out,” then you find a mate, then you mate. Simple right? Not exactly! Choosing to be a parent, takes a lot of strength, patience, and love. Especially when you’re a LGBT couple wanting to start a family. Do you adopt or surrogate? How do you make the decision? What kind of communication…
One of the most hotly debated topics when it comes to acceptance of LGBTQ individuals, is that “your lifestyle is a sin against God.” Really? That would mean that God screwed up majorly when he created the more than 4 million Americans that identify as LGBTQ. Did God really make individuals to be gay, lesbian,…
Just how would you react to those words if your Dad or Mom blurted them out right after asking, “Can you please pass the pot roast?” Shock, fear, disappointment? Happy, jubilant, excited? No matter the age, when a child’s parent makes the grand announcement that they’re gay, there is a plethora of emotion that is…
On Oct. 11, 1987, half a million people participated in the March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. It was the second such demonstration in our nation’s capital and resulted in the founding of a number of LGBT organizations, including the National Latino/a Gay & Lesbian Organization (LLEGÓ) and AT&T’s LGBT employee group, LEAGUE. …
Imagine feeling fully in yourself. No more hiding, stressing, or feeling scared of being who you are. Now envision, the whole journey of living authentically was simply about “Closing The Sale.” Stepping into that place of really being who you are started with a simple “Sales Job” on yourself so that you could buy into……
If the external shell that defines what you see in the mirror didn’t exist, then who, what, and how would you be? What would you see? How would you experience the world? How would your interactions with others be different? Who would you physically be or desire to be? Now imagine, through those explorations, you…
There you stand. Looking in the mirror. Muffin top, balding head, creases just beginning to form under the eyes. Or maybe, now that you’re “out of the closet,” you start second-guessing “Am I really prepared to have sexual encounters with someone of the same sex?” Regardless of the vantage point, the first step is to…
None of us wants to face the unexpected. Especially after “coming out of the closet.” The last thing any LGBT individual wants is more hassle, worry, and heartache. That being the case (no pun intended), the question becomes, “What have you done or are you doing to protect yourself from the pitfalls of life that…
Not everyone is meant to be a parent. Nor is everyone meant to be the parent of a LGBT child. However, there’s something unique about those individuals who are LGBT and choose to be parents. It’s a loving, desire against all odds, to push the societal boundaries, and claim your stake to make a difference…
“Human pain is inevitable. Human suffering is optional.” Embracing this mantra as a new truth, can be a challenge. Especially, in the face of a major life crisis – divorce, incurable illness, tragic loss of a friend or family member, receiving a pink slip on our birthday. Regardless of the challenge, it’s the DNA of…
It’s a long journey from the woods of Possom Trot Alabama, to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but when your a lady who exudes ease, grace and style, anything’s possible…including a fab career in the entertainment industry. But little did Christopher Michael Graham realize as he ran as fast as he coud from the…
Gay, straight, bi-sexual, transgender…the mixing bowl of finding love doesn’t really change regardless of your sexual orientation…it’s just the recipe varies slightly. •   Is he into me because of my pecs and abs? •   Does she like me because I’m more butch than her? •   Do we really get each other because we were both…
Regardless of whether we hear it from someone else or buy into to our own “monkey mind” scripts, there’s a plethora of “Un-Truths” that we to weave into our belief systems as we venture out of the closet, or through any huge life transformation for that matter! However, once we understand that “we are not…
There’s guilt and shame and then there’s GUILT AND SHAME! And no, we’re not talking about the individual that comes out of the closet (that’s a whole other show)…we’re talking about the parents. Each and every parent has some form of guilt and shame they traverse after hearing their child utter those words, “I’m Gay!”…
Hailing from the tropical isle of Jamaica, Akil Campbell, Raleigh, North Carolina resident, Chair for Shades of Pride, and Advisory Member for the National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment (NVEEE), brings a heart felt perspective to being Gay and African American to the Coming Out Lounge. Masterful in his endeavors to consistently give back…
Long before Snookie and the Jersey Shore we’re a hit, Scott Backman spent his summers making his own waves with his two brothers, Jeremy his twin, and Jonathan his younger twin, at the shore. Not sure if it was the brotherly head butts or his infatuation with Nickelodeon’s “You Can’t Do That On Television,” Scott…