PERMISSION TO BE REAL IN THE COMMUNITY

When we present ourselves to the community without a mask and keep it real, we offer the same opportunity for others to do the same. Most of us are familiar with the idea of keeping it real and have an intuitive sense about what that means. People who keep it real don’t hide behind a…

WHEN “BAD APPLES” SPOILS THE BUNCH & SOURS THE COMMUNITY…

Because life requires that we interact with different personalities, it is not uncommon for us to encounter a situation where there are persons whose behavior may negatively impact the experiences of others. Someone who is loud and crass can interrupt the serenity of those who come together to enjoy what the community has to offer….

WORTHINESS (ACCEPTING OUR CALLING IN THE COMMUNITY)

Our worth of being in the community @ this time cannot be judged as we are all worthy and essential to being here now. The issue of worthiness may come up in many areas of our lives, as we ask, often unconsciously, whether we are worthy of success, love, happiness, and countless other things, from…

SHOWING UP FOR THE COMMUNITY

If you show up for yourself in your community, the universe will show up for you. The way we move within the community says a lot about the way we live our lives. When we move within the community curious about what’s happening, willing to engage, and perceiving ourselves as an active participant with something…

CHANGING ROLES AS WE EBB & FLOW THROUGH THE COMMUNITY

We all change throughout life trying new and different things, but the core of who we really are remains the same. As we bob and weave with the ebb and flow of life our roles change, but our true self remains constant. As gay men, we go through many aspects of humanity in one lifetime….

SAY YES TO THE COMMUNITY

The hardest thing about saying yes to the our community is that it means accepting everything life puts in front of us. Most of us have a habit of going through our days saying no to the things we don’t like and yes to the things we do, and yet, everything we encounter is our…

¿WHAT IS YOUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GAY COMMUNITY?

In partnerships we can harness the power of union. The purpose of partnership is to create something greater than we can create alone.  Not because of any deficiency or incompleteness in us, but because each of us is unique, with our own talents and abilities, and in partnership we increase the efforts and talents available…

REALLY LIVING WITHIN THE GAY COMMUNITY…

When we continually live our life with a safety net it creates a barrier to our freedom. As we create the life of our dreams, we often reach a crossroads where the choices seem to involve the risk of facing the unknown versus the safety and comfort of all that we have come to trust….

HELPING THE GAY COMMUNITY EVERYDAY…

We can all vow to make the gay community  a better place one day at a time by being our true authentic selves. Each of us is more than capable of helping the gay community, despite our fears and limitations and the uncertainty that holds us back. It is commonly accepted that it is impossible…

BEING STRONG GAY MEN (POWERING YOUR ‘PANTHER’ ENERGIES)

What makes a gay man confident is his ability to call upon his masculine/feminine wisdom. So often in our world we tend to think of strength as a quality that arises from a place of firm determination and a will to succeed no matter the cost. Even though we might want to think of a…

MENDING A BROKEN “GAY” HEART (STRONGER FOR IT)

A gay heart that has been broken and seen pain, reveals within it, a crack that allows more light in. Heartbreak happens to all of us and can wash over us like a heavy rain. When experiencing a broken heart, our ethereal selves are saturated with grief, and the overflow is channeled into the physical…