Archive for the ‘The Face Of Gay’ Category

The Face of Gay and Transgender 63 (Val)

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

Have you ever found yourself 62 posts into a series when someone sends you a message and says “Did I ever tell you about this?” Uh, no. “Well, it happened.” And why haven’t you said anything before now? “I didn’t think it would fit in with the series.” It does. Please write it. So we have today’s writer.

You’re about to take a journey. It’s a little bit longer than you’re used to, but I’m telling you right up front that you won’t notice. It’s one you’ll be thinking about later and be glad you read. Welcome to the 63rd Face of Gay and Transgender.

The Face of Gay and Transgender 62 (Roma)

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

You’ll notice this is our first new post in the series for 2015. Sadly, due to family commitments, I haven’t been able to spend the time begging, pleading, or otherwise bribing folks to contribute. This bothered me because I was contacted back in December and asked if I’d make a change to the series, one that’s long overdue. You see, in my mind, The Face of Gay encompassed everybody in the community, but I was wrong. We’ve had a number of transgender contributors and it only makes sense to change the title–as requested–to The Face of Gay and Transgender. It’s something I should have done a long time ago and I’m sorry I didn’t.

So it seems fitting that our first contributor of the year is also the person who asked if I’d change the title. Now sit back, get comfortable, and allow me to welcome you to the first Face of Gay and Transgender post of 2015.

The Face of Gay 61 (Katy)

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Anti-gay politicians, religious leaders and everybody else who falls under the category of “others” sometimes like to justify their actions by using the words “for the children.” It’s annoying and it’s not for the children. But don’t take my word for it.

Why not hear from someone out there who isn’t gay, lesbian or transgender? Why not hear from someone who may not even have a child who’s gay, lesbian or transgender? Welcome to Katy’s Face of Gay.

The Face of Gay 60 (Anonymous)

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

It’s fairly easy to tell with these posts if the author is a member of the LGBT community or an ally. Sometimes, though, what they have to say doesn’t have so much to do with where they fall into either distinction as much as it does with the experience(s) they’re telling us about. The question may come up today, however, and rest assured, the author of the piece is bi. I bring it up before you read this so that you won’t be sitting there wondering while you read it. You can instead focus on the story, which is difficult to ignore. Welcome to our sixtieth Face of Gay.

The Face of Gay 59 (Anonymous)

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

We’re almost sixty posts in and we’ve really yet to have the voice of youth speak to us. Someone approached me a couple of months ago and I was a bit hesitant because the only way we could see engaging someone younger was to do it interview style. This didn’t appeal to me since it then lacks the spontaneity of someone writing about their own thing. So, what I did instead is give a a huge number of topics and let her run wild with answering everything.

If you’ve ever wondered how a 14-year-old member of the LGBT community views things–the world and even just around herself–here’s your chance. Welcome to our 59th Face of Gay!

The Face of Gay 58 (Anonymous)

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Reparative therapy continues to be a hot topic in the news. I never went through it, but I know someone who did. I’ve been asking him for a while now if he’d talk about it in a Face of Gay post, which he finally agreed to do, but anonymously. There are a couple of ‘oh, no, he didn’t just say that’ moments in this post and I’m glad they’re there. He doesn’t say them for shock value. Instead, he says them because they’re true. Welcome to the latest Face of Gay.

The Face of Gay 57 (Anonymous)

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Life is pretty dramatic. Sometimes we make it that way and sometimes we just get swept up in the maelstrom other people create. So it’s nice when we get a little break, when the bleakness turns into something a little more uplifting. Take today’s contributor for example. He offers a uniquely light look at something that many of us have gone through. Welcome to today’s Face of Gay.

The Face of Gay 56 (Patricia Logan III)

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

I remember feeling a little hesitant about having the same contributor write multiple posts for The Face of Gay. That hesitation was completely unfounded because more than one person can touch our life. These are a labor of love more than anything else. This particular piece is a bit longer than what you’re used to reading here, but I dare anyone to not be able to finish it once you’ve started it.

So without further ado, my lovely friend Patricia Logan would like you to meet Wesley in today’s return to The Face of Gay.

The Face of Gay 55 (Anonymous)

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Family should be everything, right? And when it isn’t, fractures can appear. Fortunately, where there’s negative, there’s also some positive. Take today’s guest writer for example. One family can spoil lives and another can be supportive.

Welcome to another Face of Gay.

The Face of Gay 54 (Kristoffer)

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

I swore I’d never write one of these and my reasoning was simple; my blog is my own personal Face of Gay, so I never needed to call it that. These posts, the actual Face of Gay posts, are really for you, written by you, and read by you.

I’ve broken my own rule. So if you’ll pardon me, the pseudonym known as Kage is stepping away from this one and letting the actual me share something with you. Welcome to Kristoffer’s Face of Gay.