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The Face of Gay 15 (Kharisma Rhayne)

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

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Everybody has had their fill with talk about the upcoming election, myself included. Yet, it’s why I started The Face of Gay blog series back in June. I feared the future. I feared what would happen if people didn’t sit up, take notice, and realize that every member of the GLBT community is just like everyone else and just as deserving of the same rights as everyone else. If the country votes one way, then the community stands to lose its right to marry those who we love. I stand to lose my marriage. We stand to lose more than that, too.

There are consequences if we lose this fight. We need only look at our own history to see the warning signs. I have one of those warning signs today. Welcome to today’s Face of Gay.
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The Face of Gay 14 (David)

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

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It’s crossed my mind recently how I would have felt growing up if I’d found out a teacher whose class I was in was gay. Would I have felt a little more at ease? Would I have felt a little better about myself? Positive visibility might have been and still be a helpful thing. It gives those of us in the GLBT community something to aspire to, to know that we can grow up without fear, find happiness, and pursue any professional vocation that suits us–minus a career in the Boy Scouts of course. And despite the somewhat colorful negative adjectives used to describe many of us these days, I’m proud to say that we’re just as emotional, vulnerable, hopeful and sometimes as screwed up as any heterosexual.

We are the same. And here’s David with my proof.
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The Face of Gay 13 (amy with a lower case /a/)

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

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I get the feeling that any of the three ways I started this intro might embarrass amy. Why? Because, in a nutshell–don’t ask which nut, she’s good people. There are some folks who you meet in life and just intuitively know that there’s something special about them. They often can’t see it themselves, but you can. I saw that in amy almost 20 years ago and as with so much in life, I was right! Well, many things. A few things. I was right in this instance, okay?

Now, I could tell you a number of stories about amy…but I won’t. She utilizes the same security service as Dorien Grey and I don’t want my legs broken. Suffice to say that if you ever want to hear about the old days back at university, buy me a Pepsi or some sushi and green tea and we’ll talk. In the meantime, here’s amy and her Face of Gay.
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The Face of Gay 12 (Dorien Grey)

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

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There are three things you should know about author Dorien Grey. First, never ever under any circumstances stand up and offer him your seat. He doesn’t like it and he’ll likely have his security detail get you banned from wherever you are. Second, never ever under any circumstances send him SPAM mail. He doesn’t like it and he’ll definitely have his security detail hunt you down and break your legs. He already has a long list. I know. I’ve seen it. Finally, always under any circumstances read Dorien Grey’s novels. Why? Because his work is worth reading.

Dorien’s life has always been an open book and his blog is a favorite hangout for friends and fans alike. That’s why I feel very honored that he agreed to share his thoughts in this week’s Face of Gay. I’m also honored to call him a friend…especially because he hasn’t asked his security detail to break my legs.
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