I’m a Gemini male born in 1982. I’ve lived, loved, and lost. I enjoy more than anything making people smile. I’ve been through the darkest times in my life and seen the light. I am now on a journey to share that light with anyone I come across who may need a reminder.
I was raised Catholic, attended 13 years of Catholic schooling, came out when I was 14, and never backed down. I have spent the time since then fighting for other LGBT people who need the support of a friend. I fight in the schools to end bullying, in the state legislature for marriage equality, and I fight for my friends, my family, and my neighbors.
I was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma and I laughed. For those that don’t know Hodgkin Lymphoma is a curable cancer, there is a 90+% chance of being cured. I’m not afraid of this beast. I refuse to let it slow me down any more than it must.
I dream of starting or running a non-profit organization that works on human rights issues such as LGBT equality or immigration rights. I dream of having a family of my own. I dream of watching my kids grow up to be even more successful in life than I am.
I work with several charities that hold very special places in my heart. Children’s Miracle Network being my favorite. I love meeting the kids and families that I have helped and getting to party with them is a truly magical experience. Relay for Life, has a much more significant meaning in my life now than it did. There are others but those are the two that mean the most to me.
I came out at 14 and it changed my life. I lost sight of the beauty in the world and in myself, someone showed me the beauty within me and I found the beauty in the world. That person changed my life forever (thank you). I was a cast member at Disney World and it changed my life. I came to college 8 years after graduating from high school and my life has changed again.
Each of these changes has made me a better person; I’ve learned who I am, what I want to be, and most importantly who I want to become. I’ve meet so many people that have inspired the changes in me that I doubt I could list them all, and I would be afraid to for fear I’d miss someone. But maybe I’ll work on that list. It sounds like a good idea.
I tend to ramble and write whatever comes to mind. You should see my journal entries. Speaking of, I’ve been keeping a journal since second grade when we had a writing assignment to journal every night for a month. This also greatly has changed my life, but I did not realize how much it had until recently.
I think that is enough about me for now. If you have any burning question that you really want to ask me please feel free. I love to share my life and my stories in the hopes that someone will learn something from them. I know I have.
Now occasionally I’m going to say shit that sounds really stupid to me, and probably anyone else who would read it. So I’m going to preface this with I’m a hopeless romantic who has read/watched to many romantic stories and has a sick burning hope that the world is still a good place
I go where life takes me, and help those I come across. I don’t ask questions, I don’t judge, I just listen and often hug.