Posts Tagged ‘LGBTQ’

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?…

388: Building Bridges – Straight & Gay Spouses – Aideen T. Finnola

It happens. Sometimes a straight spouse marries gay spouse and vice-versa. Is it intentional? Maybe. Is it hurtful? Can be. Regardless of the reasons this happens – which range from societal pressure, to religious beliefs, to complete confusion on sexual orientation – it’s not your fault, but it is your responsibility. No truer words are…

386: Transformation – Building Acceptance One Community At A Time – Brandon Eisman

Deep in the heart of Kansas, there’s a transformation of acceptance going on. Women dressing as women but glammed up like nobody’s bizness! Nothing unusual you might say! Tis true to some degree sugah’s but when the men decided they needed a little piece of that action, you’d have thunk the world was coming to…

384: Questions You’re Afraid To Ask About Coming Out – Anne-Marie Zanzal

Coming out is scary enough. You have tons of questions, and with the right people, you’ll feel comfortable asking those questions. But sometimes you have those questions that you just want to ask, but either don’t know how to, are are afraid to ask. Today, fellow coming out coach Anne-Marie Zanzal joins me as we…

382: Out, Asian, and a Pop Sensation Who’s Life Popped When He Came Out – Wils

Imagine being a pop sensation. An Asian Pop Star in Korea. You’ve got a rising career, showed off your washboard abs on the cover of Men’s Health Magazine, to become known the Best of the East. Sounds awesome, right? Now the truth steps in. You want to be you. You make a conscious decision to…

380: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – Closing Chapters, Creating New Ones

vision and success

Today I’m closing chapters on the weekly Rant and Riffs segments. Don’t worry, those segments will still show up from time to time, but it’s time to let it go and focus on my new podcast 40 Plus: Real Men. Real Talk. That will be released on this day and time every week. As I…

378.1: Bonus Episode – Uncloseted Riff and Rant – Enjoying the buffet of life

have fun, be creative

Appetizers. Main course. Side Dishes. Desert. Sounds like it’s a full blown brunch. Now put your imagination caps on, and see that brunch buffet as the buffet of your life. So often we get focused on the main dish that we forget to appreciate the rest of the buffet. Here’s my take on something that…

377: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – I’m not KKK but I have some similarities to them as an LGBTQ Person

Right wing. Left wing. Democrats. Republicans. Extremists. Conservatives. We have more in common than we think. But, I’m admitting something that is a deep dark secret of mine today. I’ve got quite a bit in common with the KKK as a gay man. There I’ve admitted it. In fact, as a member of the LGBTQ,…

368: Making Bold Moves to Embrace Our Differences – Craig Pomranz

All of us, in some way, shape, or form in our lives have been perceived as different. Yet, nothing is more painful to a child than to be perceived as weird because of their differences, only to be teased, and isolated simply for being who they are in their own unique way. Imagine for instance,…