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Coming Out To All My Facebook Friends 

A week ago I decided to come out to all my friends on Facebook even prodding to see if I got a reply from people I wasn’t sure of. This is the letter followed by observations about the response: Dear … Continue reading

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Disconnect: The Struggle To Be Understood As An Agender/Genderqueer Person

This comic strip really captures what it’s like striving to be understood as a non-binary gender identified person. It resonated with me right away. The strip is from the series a Robot Hugs: Here’s what RH wrote about this strip: … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day Redux – Shalom and L’Chaim! A Tribute to Lost Friends

I posted this last World AIDS Day and am repeating the post for this year’s event. The people I have lost, many of whom are memorialized here, taught me so much about, live, courage and living every day to the … Continue reading

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Westlife and Secret Garden – You Raise Me Up (Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2005) HD

This has always been of my favorite uplifting tunes. This version is extra special as it was performed by my favorite male vocal group, Westlife, (sadly now disbanded), along with Secret Garden and the composer of the song, Rolf Løvland … Continue reading

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Tyler Clementi’s parents open up about Rutgers freshman’s suicide in new interview

Originally posted on The New Bullying Prevention:
“Never do a wrong thing to make a friend–or to keep one.” *Robert E. Lee* Jane Clementi, second from right, the mother of Tyler Clementi, holds onto the arms of Ronnie Kroell, left,…

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Allies Show Their Colours – #IDAHOT2015

Click here for a pdf of the campaign pamphlet Visit the Quebec International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Website Welcome, take a look at all my International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Posts. Visit The International Day Against Homophobia and … Continue reading

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Being The Straight Friend of A Gay Classmate Pays Off

You probably saw the story where a the straight friend of a gay high school junior asked his friend to the prom which prompted this tweet: Guess who just got asked to prom by @JacobLescenskii pic.twitter.com/eDrTRkX7fp — AnthonyseXC (@anthonyseXC) April … Continue reading

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At Hanukkah: Memories of Departed Friends – Shalom and L’Chaim!

As this is the beginning of Hanukkah, I am reposting this tribute from World AIDS Day as it has a message for this time of year. This is for my friend Marc: In Memory of Departed Friends – Shalom and … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day — Shalom and L’Chaim!

Shalom and L’Chaim! By JerBear in Santa Fe (Note: Some of the names in this post are pseudonyms. Portions of this I created years ago but it has been extensively edited and added to.) On October 11, 1987, I journeyed … Continue reading

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Upcoming: A Very Special Post and a Reminder to Get Tested for HIV

Tomorrow, World AIDS Day, I have prepared a very special post. I have been working on this for months and I’d really appreciate it if you took the time to read it. It is my tribute to friends that I … Continue reading

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I Don’t Want to Die Alone | Corey Prachniak

I have faced this dilemma myself a few times. When you need someone to be there after you’ve finished with a colonoscopy, you quickly realize who your true friends are! Here’s a first-person account from Corey Prachniak, LGBT Rights, HIV … Continue reading

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Friendships Last – Hard Times Don’t

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I Love You…

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You Look Like You Need Something…

Let’s see, what could it be? Oh My! Okay, got it… Here it comes… Sending what we cuddly bears are famous for… And more… And still more… One more round before you go…

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Derek Jacobi: ‘I had no idea I was breaking Ian McKellen’s heart’

A special friendship that goes back well over 5 decades… Derek Jacobi says he had “no idea” he was breaking the heart of friend and colleague Sir Ian McKellen, who once had a crush on him when they were studying … Continue reading

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When Your Legs Don’t Work!

Me – yesterday – kerplunk, down on the floor. I believe most of you know I am disabled. I am cursed with Degenerative Disk Disease (lower back), Psoriatic Arthritis, and Poly-Neuropathy. The reason I can produce this blog is I … Continue reading

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New Campaign Gives Bullying The Middle Finger

In a new campaign celebrities have joined together to give bullying the middle finger and along with tha t words like “f@ggot,” “fat,” and “freak.” The aim is to replace those ugly F words with the wonderful F word FRIEND. … Continue reading

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Chris Delyani: Amazing Grace

This is a great post about a friend of mine from Boston. Grace Sterling worked at BAGLY (Boston Alliance of Gay and Lesbian Youth) while I was an advisor at SWAGLY (Supporters of Worcester Area Gay and Lesbian Youth). We … Continue reading

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AIDS AT 32

So AIDS is 32. I really hate the disease as it took the lives of many of my friends. I still remember the first time I watched someone die. His name was Peter. He was a working-class Irish American. He … Continue reading

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