Tag Archives: LGBT

I’m Sorry – He Was Yours

“It kept me in his life, and I wanted to be in it even when drama unfolded. I consciously waited in the wings in the off-chance that he might pick me.”

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Scared and Humbled While Facing Hate

As my boyfriend and I walked into the subway car, a seemingly homeless and unstable man began to immediately berate us…I’ve experienced judgement for simply being black while walking down the street or flamboyant looking while wearing glitter on my face. However, I never experienced such instant and explicit judgement, outrage and a sense of danger from just walking into a space.

Masturbation Positively Affects You More Than You Think

This post was created in partnership with TENGA. This past weekend my friends at TENGA invited me back to the yearly Sex Expo to learn about their second United State(s) of Masturbation survey and also offered me the chance to pick Dr. Chris Donaghue’s brain about TENGA’s findings, which is what I looked forward to […]

LGBTQ Millennials On What It’s Like Being Queer In Trump’s America – BUSTLE

“As a gay black man in America, many days seem daunting as I worry about how individuals perceive me.”

Give Your Crush The Green Light

Giving your crush the green light doesn’t mean you’re chasing after them; you’re taking a risk to get what you want. I believe there are two straightforward ways to give your crush the green light, and while they feel bold, they both get to the bottom of the situation.

Everyday I Live in Fear

“Homo sum, humani nil a me alienum puto. I am a human being, nothing human can be alien to me.” ~ Maya Angelou Every day I live in fear for two main reasons that are separate but not mutually exclusive. I’m gay, and I’m black in America. Some homophobic person could physically attack me for being […]

Sitting at the Table

I told myself a couple of months ago, you just have to do better. This is what 2015 is about for you. Last week for the first time I felt back in center with one-part of who I am by working on this. Amongst my list of aspirational strides, I knew I simply needed to […]

Three Years! My Coming Out Anniversary

This month I’ve reached my three year anniversary of being out of the closet as gay and three years feels like a truly special place personally. For the past few months the thought often toyed around my mind of how I’ve never talked to my maternal grandmother about being gay, even though I’ve had conversations with […]

#Unapologetic

When we make decisions and are even considering options, people will always try to make us feel bad about what we want. This includes the people we care about most, along with people we don’t know so well. We’re judged for how we let certain things play out and for how we want them to. […]

That Awkward Moment When. . .

It’s going to happen as a gay person. By accident you’re going to hit on or ask someone out that isn’t your sexuality. In your defense, they were being flirty with you too. For those lovers of the cancelled show Greek, it’s just like when the only gay lead character, Calvin, makes a move on […]