Category Archives: LGBT

We all know fear

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clownWow. The world turns, and turns topsy-turvy. I sure didn’t expect the 2016 Presidential election to go as it did, but it really makes me consider the Big Picture. And one thought that I must now consider is how afraid a lot of people must be.

More than anything else, fear is a great motivator. Read the rest of this entry

for everything a season

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endless-summerBlogs are funny things. We post stuff out here on the internet we want people to know, sometimes news about our businesses (in my case art and theatre), and sometimes musings about our lives. I think the performer in me finds it much easier to address an audience than the introvert in me finds it to talk one-on-one.

Anyone who has known me for any length of time knows I’ve been married for over three decades to a wonderful woman who started out as the best friend I’ve ever had. We have had great times, we’ve had some terrible times, we’ve achieved some wonderful things together, and when we worked as a team, we were nearly unstoppable. We’ve seen each other through loss and heartbreak, and more challenges than are believable. We have Read the rest of this entry

A Matter of Pride in Canton

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City-of-Canton-OH lgbtAn anonymous quote states it well, “Gay Pride was not born of a need to celebrate being gay, but our right to exist without persecution. So instead of wondering why there isn’t a Straight Pride movement, be thankful you don’t need one.” What began as Gay Pride has enlarged to include the LGBT community, and it is almost universally celebrated in June, while occasionally in other communities in other months. But if it’s Pride in June, it’s LGBT Pride.

Except in Canton, Ohio. Canton has a monthly downtown arts festival, as do other arts communities, called First Friday. Each of these monthly First Friday events has a different theme. There was February’s “Frosty Frolic,” April’s “Masquerade,” and coming this month, June’s “Pride.” Wait, that’s not quite right. June’s First Friday theme is “Canton Pride.” Isn’t that nice? Read the rest of this entry