All Our Freedoms

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Pulse Nightclub Shooting: THE VICTIMS -the 49 people who lost their lives on the morning of 12th June 2016.

On Saturday, my company’s LGBTQ Associate Resource Group walked in Washington, D.C.’s Capital Pride Parade. For the second year in a row, I walked with coworkers, friends, and family in what can only be described as a joyous event. As we walked and threw beads out to the crowd, I was struck by the excitement and joy of the onlookers.  Continue reading

My Issue, But Your Issue Too: A Letter to My Son

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As a gay man and a father, I could not have asked for you to be any more supportive than you have been since I came out to you three years ago. When we marched together this past summer, with my boyfriend, surrounded by my coworkers, in the Capital Pride Parade, it was a powerful and empowering experience. Continue reading

Dear Mom and Dad

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It has been a year and two months since I moved out of my marriage and house and into my new life. While the transition actually began two years before I moved out, moving out was the catalyst for tremendous personal growth and change in my life. Continue reading

Go Big Or Go Home

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The other night I was in Washington D.C. walking from 14 street down U street to the Dupont Circle Metro. I passed two men walking down the street holding hands. It warmed my heart. And then it immediately dawned on me how far I had truly come. There was a time not too long ago when I would cringe seeing men holding hands. It would make me very uncomfortable. Continue reading

My Company’s New LGBT Resource Group

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Today, every large company seems to have an LGBT resource or affinity group. The HR group in my company is working to form resource groups, starting with LGBT and Veteran groups, and I’ve been asked to be involved in launching the LGBT group. Continue reading

Bears, Muscle Bears, Cubs and Other Tribes

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Bears, Muscle Bears, Cubs. It is Bear Week at Provincetown. This town changed almost overnight. The men on the street today are primarily hairy, bearded, larger than when we arrived five days ago. Continue reading

My First Gay Pride Parade

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As I’ve written, I came out of a straight marriage about a year ago. One of the cornerstones of support helping me on the coming out path was a peer support group in Washington DC for men ‘who are married to, have been married to, or are in any other similar relationship with a woman’. The group is called GAMMA DC and can be found online at GAMMAinDC.org. This group has been a lifeline for me.  Through GAMMA I’ve made many wonderful friends and learned a lot about myself. Continue reading