Before You Say Amen

Happy Pride Month! One tradition I have for Pride since coming out, is to watch primarily queer films, or works by queer directors and actors during the month. Over the years, and out of all the queer films in the world though, I always watch Prayers for Bobby. If you haven’t seen it, it’s basedContinue reading “Before You Say Amen”

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”

A Response

I stumbled across a blog post on Facebook early this week that I’ve decided to respond to. Below is the post (in italics) with my response (in bolded orange): It has been said that in marriage, the pain and stress of divorce is greater than even the pain of losing a spouse to death. I believeContinue reading “A Response”

“I will push back”: Thoughts on Those Who Fight Against Non-Discrimination Policies

As we all know, recently there has been an uptick in the debate on LGBTQ rights and federal and state non-discrimination legislation and policies. The arguments for adding LGBTQ into non-discrimination legislation and policies are basically: FOR non-discrimination legislation and policies: It allows for equal protections for LGBTQ identified individuals. AGAINST non-discrimination legislation and policies: It infringesContinue reading ““I will push back”: Thoughts on Those Who Fight Against Non-Discrimination Policies”

Nothing’s Black & White Except Pandas

Michigan always keeps things interesting. Late last week a digital billboard appeared in Macomb County here in Michigan: Now, let me just say, that on the surface…No one is born sporting the full ROY G BIV. But let’s be honest, it doesn’t look bad. 🙂 But in conversations on social media and in person over theContinue reading “Nothing’s Black & White Except Pandas”