Posts Tagged ‘LGBTQ’

352: Coming Out Of The Closets of Bullying and Drug Addiction – Mark Stephen Pooler

Darkness. The kind that causes you to retreat into yourself because you’ve been bullied so much you actually believe that you’re worthless. You’ve made the conscious and unconscious decision to hide and turn to a life of self-destruction and drug addiction, rather than face one more painful moment of living in this abuse. It’s a…

350: Fears, Permissions, and Discoveries of Going Your Own Way – Melanie Deziel

We all desire to go our own way. Doesn’t matter if it is in love, work, or life in general. But there’s this little, big word that holds us back – PERMISSION. We come to the precipice of doing our thing, going our way, and then we retreat, waiting for someone, maybe ourselves, to approve…

348: Permission to Be Your Own Gay Man – Enrique Panameno

Who are you? One of the biggest questions we can ask ourselves, but it is an especially big question for gay men who often find themselves caught up in the world of material goods, great bodies, and always looking to impress so that they can be accepted. But what would happen if you gave yourself…

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346: The Bold Move of Belonging at Work – Rhodes Perry

We all have our own insecurities about fitting in, in life and especially at work. It can be a frickin’ challenge when you don’t have the warm fuzzies that you can be part of the team and it gets in the way of how you contribute. Before you know it work sucks, your co-workers suck,…

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344: Finding our home, your place to live Life (UN)Closeted – Jeff Hammerberg

Food, shelter. Two basic needs that we all need to survive. Now imagine, fighting to be able to find a home and live in a place that makes you feel secure, only to discover that you can’t because of your sexuality or gender identity. Yes, this is true. People get denied housing and home loans…

336: Coach-to-Coach, Truths About Coming Out Later In Life – Anne-Marie Zanzal

It’s been awhile since we’ve done a “He said, she said” or a “Coach To Coach” segment. But when I was contact by Anne-Marie Zanzal, I knew it was time. Especially given our political climate where it appears that the far right, and maybe even the leaning right are coming after the LGBTQ community. Typically…

326: Boldly eliminating guilt. Creating joy and serving instead. – Sister Aria Inyette

I want you to imagine just for a moment a Nun. Now I want you to imagine an order of Nuns that knows no gender, embraces all spiritual affiliations, and whose practices included service, education, activism, entertainment, and ministry. Guess we’re not talking about your normal Nunnery now are we? No we’re not! Today we…

275: LGBTQ Acceptance Work Is Never Done – Amy McDonald

Sure gay marriage is a constitutional right…at least for now. And if you monitor pop culture, you might think that LGBTQ folks are just a standard presence, so why are we still having this conversation. The truth is, 42 percent of LGBT — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender — adults experience workplace discrimination. 85 percent of…

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