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Love Wins – Pride 2019

San Diego Pride 2019 has come and gone, and I’m left with very mixed emotions. Sad that it’s all over, happy that I was part of something so joyful and loving and so very powerful, and uncertain as to what … Continue reading

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My 2019 Happy Pride

Those of you who have followed me over the years know how the San Diego Pride Parade changed my life some 17 years ago. I was 4 months from being 50 years old when I sat along 6th Avenue and … Continue reading

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Pride – We Fight On

Every year when June rolls around, I’m hopeful I can write about how the United States has grown on LGBTQ issues, and acceptance has replaced tolerance when speaking of, and living with, one another. We all know this is not … Continue reading

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Yes, Gay Pride Still Matters

On July 16th I will celebrate my 14th San Diego Pride Parade. I remember my first Pride Parade in 2002 like it was yesterday. I was 49 years old, still mostly in the big gay closet, but trying really hard … Continue reading

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Regrets – I’ve had a Few…

I’ve been introduced to Bronnie Ware and her book: “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying,” – which in turn has introduced me once again to my life. Bronnie Ware is a palliative nurse in Australia who has spent several … Continue reading

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The forces of good and evil…

I’m not a person who makes New Year’s Resolutions – I never make them, because I never keep them. It always seems like a great idea, whatever it is, and by the end of January – I’m over whatever it … Continue reading

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Surviving my own personal hell, living through “dyke to wife” reparative therapy

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 signed Senate Bill 1172 to ban “reparative therapy” for minors. With this historic legislation, California becomes the first state to ban licensed mental health professionals from practicing psychological therapy aimed at … Continue reading

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