My 10th Anniversary

So I celebrated my 10th Anniversary of coming out this year. I came out in 2009. Now, back then I thought I came out like this:   But now reflecting back (and for those of you who know me) it was probably more accurate of this:   Cest la vie.   My journey is oneContinue reading “My 10th Anniversary”

I’m Baaaaaack!!!

Well hello world! This has been a significantly longer hiatus from blogging than I anticipated. LOL. But I realized that while I loved writing, wedding planning took a lot more time than I expected. But it’s all finished and I’m hyphenated so I can return to my writing!. So let me continue on my firstContinue reading “I’m Baaaaaack!!!”

I am

I am Asian I am gay I am impulsive I am a country music fan I am adopted I am short I am a male I am emotional I am a coffee lover I am a writer I am a mid-level professional I am a fiance I am a multitasker I am a Michigan WolverineContinue reading “I am”

#NationalComingOutDay2017

Over the past few years, I’ve shared different components of my coming out story and experiences on this day each year. But this year, I want to share some of the lessons from coming out that I have learned over the years to perhaps helps any one else working through this process. National Coming OutContinue reading “#NationalComingOutDay2017”

The Justification of Gay

One of my fraternity brothers posted this on their Facebook this morning. It’s a really great TedTalk. It’s an interesting approach to the justification that homosexuality is genetic and not a choice.   Now, while I still unpack it, as I watched and listened to this TedTalk, I found myself thinking there was a foundationContinue reading “The Justification of Gay”

Kicking Off Pride Month with a Response

So I’m kicking off Pride Month with a local issue. Yesterday, NBC25 reported about an Eaton County farmer who was denied a space at the East Lansing Farmer’s Market for his decision to not allow same-sex marriages at his apple farm venue. So in true Brian fashion, I have to throw in my two cents.Continue reading “Kicking Off Pride Month with a Response”

What Now?

  I am angry. I amĀ heartbroken. I am annoyed. I am pissed. I am scared. I am confused. I am numb. Orlando was an act of terror on the LGBTQ and Latinx Communities of America. It was a targeted hate crime. Whether or not the individual was dealing with internal homophobia due to conflicting identities,Continue reading “What Now?”

Gay = 1/2 a Male

Yesterday I participated in the weekly #SAChat. The topic for this week was “The Challenges/Benefits of being a Woman in Student Affairs.” Let me tell you, even though I might not have been able to contribute a ton, it was perhaps one of the best #SAChats I’ve participated in. Listening to the stories, perspectives, challengesContinue reading “Gay = 1/2 a Male”