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The Losses of 2016: The Passing of My Youth and Earlier Adult Years

Carrie Fisher, George Michael, David Bowie, Prince, Pete Burns, Alexis Arquette, all, each in their own way, significant in the lived of many LGBTQ people. Alexis showed us how to be brave in confronting your gender identity. Bowie, Prince and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Another World AIDS Day

Soon after my first coming out early in 1987 I attended a workshop on AIDS. Soon I was volunteering at a new organization called AIDS Project Worcester. I attended the October 11, 1987 March on Washington that included the first … Continue reading

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Troye Sivan – TALK ME DOWN (Blue Neighbourhood Pt. 3/3)

The haunting final video in Troye Sivan’s Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy.

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Remembering My “Second Father”

Yesterday I found out someone very important to me passed away. His name was Fred and he was the father of my partner of seven years, who remains my close friend, Greg. Fred was closer to me in many ways … Continue reading

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#StephensStory: Dying Cancer Teen Stephen Sutton Raises £1 Million, Tells Fans He’s ‘Hanging In There’

Note: Update see bottom of post! I came across Stephen’s Story in a reblog on tumblr and when he started following my tumblr page ( fairyjerbear.tumblr.com ). As soon as I read his story I automatically connected with this brave … Continue reading

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Angel Has Died

I am heartbroken. As you will recall I gave Angel up for adoption recently. I knew she had some problems but seemed to be still holding her own. I had just come to the conclusion I could no longer care … Continue reading

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Linda Robertson: Just Because He Breathes: Learning to Truly Love Our Gay Son

This is a must read for all parents struggling to love their LGBT Children. It is a powerful tale of a family’s struggle to embrace their gay son, “as is,” and what happened when they couldn’t. It’s a story of … 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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Does The Queer Community Need It’s Own Memorial Day?

Today is set aside each year to remember those soldiers lost to the horrors of war. Yes, many of war losses were LGBT/Queer (here on referred to as Queer). Yes, we honor their sacrifice and remember that many died while … Continue reading

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