Tag: op-ed

Bi now, gay later

GaySocialites Valentine's Guide 2015: Advice column bi now, gay later programGAYSOCIALITES VALENTINE’S GUIDE 2015

I’ve been with GaySocialites.com for almost three years now.  I love it.  I work as a reporter, commentator and the Executive Assistant to our CEO and Founding Editor Charles Winters.  I also earn college internship credit.  Who could ask for anything more?!

The thing is, I don’t identify as gay.  Maybe this is my coming out moment.  Maybe I will answer some of my own questions about my sexuality before the end of this posting, but I’ve been tagged here at GaySocialites.com as being on the “bi now, gay later program” (a pun on the buy now, pay later program…. of course).  That’s because I classify myself as being bi-sexual.

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Advice: Dating in the closet


GaySocialites Valentine's Guide Advice: Dating in the Closet

Clearly, I’m not in the closet.  Well, I have a very large room in my apartment (it’s actually an un-used bedroom) where I go to pick out my outfit for the day, but I have been openly gay for over a decade now.  However recently, I’ve been “seeing” a guy who is in the closet.  No, this isn’t one of my typical gossip rag articles where I am about to “out” this guy.  Instead, I’d like to sound off on what it is like to be the gay guy who is dating someone who in the closet.  I’d love to hear your feedback!

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Charles On: Believe in something

[Editorial note: Before I begin this op-ed piece, I want to say that it is something I wanted to write for a while now.  For some it might be controversial, but I hope that you read it with an open mind.  My intention is to help some find comfort and to open your minds to something that you might not normally see on a gay website.]

Believe in something: Charles On Gay Religion

Christianity is something that doesn’t get addressed often by members of the gay community.  However, I am excited to share my story with you. I am not, by any means, trying to push my opinion on you; however I hope it brings comfort to others who have experienced what I have experienced.

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Charles On… National Coming Out Day

Charles On... National Coming Out Day 2013Friday, October 11, 2013 is National Coming Out Day.  This is the 20th Annual celebration of  coming out of the closet as a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) person.

I’m not going to sit here and write that if you’re gay, then you should come out today.  I don’t think it’s necessary to wear your “Sorry Girls I’m Gay” shirt to work or to deck out your office with rainbow flags, however I’m in your corner if you feel that this is the right time to come out to those around.  If you’re looking for resources to help with that decision, then I refer you to the Human Rights Campaign website for a look at the resources they offer.

Instead, I’m pleading with the straight people today.  Maybe a few will pick-up this article on the search engines or someone will share it with them in honor of National Coming Out Day.

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I’m Just Saying by Kenyatta Khan! Meet the family…

I'm Just Saying by Kenyatta Khan, Meet the FamilyI don’t talk a lot about my family but I think it’s time for you all to meet them. Mind you, I have more than one. Now-a-days you kinda have to just to remain sane and balanced. I’m just saying that if you have people that are so special and important to your life that you’d do anything for them then more than likely a little bit more than a best friend.

So let’s start with the blood line. Well… I came from a very close network of amazing people.  My mother’s side of the family raised me, and they made sure that it was with morals, character and acceptance for all. Growing up in the south in a close nit family basically meant that everyone knew everything about you and were not afraid to discipline you if you stepped over the line reserved for children.

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