Month: February 2014

Who Are You…


As a Gay Man, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgendered individual, who are you?

Yes, this is a question that is good for one to pose, regardless of his or her sexual orientation, but as members of the LGBT communities, sometimes we look to others to determine who we are.

Sometimes we look to our straight counterparts, and sometimes we look to our fellow Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals and Transgendered individuals.

Regardless of your sexual orientation, but especially if you are a Gay Man, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender person, I invite you to do the following:

This Friday night, February 28, 2014 (the Night of the DarkMoon [the Night before the New Moon]], make a list of all the things you know yourself to be and no longer wish to be.

An example of this could be:

 

1. Critical

2. Superficial

3. Obsessed with money

4. Size queen

5. Snobbish

 

Read the list twice, to make sure these are qualities that you are ready to surrender and release and banish back to the nothingness from whence they came, and then burn the list.  Collect the ashes and flush them down the toilet.

And then, on the following night, Saturday, March 1, 2014 (the date of the New Moon in Pisces), you can make a list of qualities you wish to begin to either manifest or magnify in you.  One example could be:

 

1. Financially peaceful

2. Compassionate

3. Loved and adored

4. Healthy and well

5. Divinely Protected

 

Read your list–again, twice–to make sure you are open and receptive to either manifesting or magnifying those qualities.

You can read your list every day, place the list in front of you in a place you spend most of your time (or, if you live with others, carry the list in your bag, wallet, etc.) then place the list under your pillows or inside your pillow (under the pillow, touching the top of the bed) and then allow yourself to KNOW yourself as this, already.

Do you have to do this?  No.  However, it is no coincidence that the color purple has Spiritual, Magickal and Energetic significance, and it is also no coincidence that the color purple can be found in the Rainbow Flag.

For those of you who engage in this activity (or, Ritual, if you will), I would like to hear about your experiences in the next few weeks, around the time between Sunday, March 16 (the date of the Full Moon in Libra) and Sunday, March 30, 2014 (the date of the New Moon in Aries).

 Thank you for honoring who you are and what you do.777px-Gay_flag.svg

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Dear Heterosexuals…


When I saw this, I knew this would be perfect for a blog post on “This Gay Man’s Life…”

I AM keeping this one short and sweet, today, as the image truly says it all.

Nonetheless, I wish to acknowledge my newest blog followers.  They are: “dimarhoads98,” “Matthew Richards,” and “Roy Henry.”

Thank you, all, so much, for honoring who you are and what you do, and for honoring who I AM and what I do, too.

And to all my blog followers and blog readers, who are already following and reading “This Gay Man’s Life…” I wish you a beautiful day, and a wonderful week.

And, for those of you who have not already checked it out, feel free to visit my main blog, “This Is Who I AM.”  The Website address is http://thetarotman.wordpress.com.

“Acceptance and Equality, not tolerance.”

Again, many thanks.dear heterosexual_1643139355_n

Giovanni’s Room…


This past Thursday, February 20, 2014, I had the honor and pleasure of returning to one of my favorite places on the Planet: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Every time I go to Philadelphia, I always go to the “Center City” section of Philadelphia, and every time I go to Center City, Philadelphia, I always go to Giovanni’s Room.

According to the bookstore’s Website, Giovanni’s Room was founded in 1973 (making it three years younger than me), and is the recipient of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Marker, which was unveiled on Sunday, October 15, 2011 (see photograph in this post).

Because it is the only remaining LGBT bookstore in the United States of America, I always make a point of going to Giovanni’s Room every time I visit the Center City section of Philadelphia, and always make a purchase of as much as I can spare.  Of course, as a long-time bibliophile, I AM someone who highly advocates going to independent booksellers, but I digress.

Personally, from the first moment I walked into Giovanni’s Room several years ago, I loved the Energy of the bookstore, as well as the employees.  I was warmly welcomed by a lovely gentleman (whose name, alas, I forgot), and was helped almost immediately.

I happen to love the window seats in front of the windows on the first floor (although in this country it would be referred to as the second floor, but I digress), and although the ground floor (first floor in the United States) has one, I usually enjoy the one on the upper level more.  I find it to be more romantic and cozy.

Over the years, I have found books on Goddess Studies at very low prices.

In fact, one of my best purchases was Ariadne’s Thread: A Workbook of Goddess Magic, by Shekhinah Mountainwater (Copyright 1991, The Crossing Press, originally located in Freedom, California; however, as per the information I obtained, via Ask.com  it is now part of The Crossing Press is now part of The Crown Publishing Group, a Division of Random House, Inc., located in New York, New York).

Although I found no Goddess Studies books on sale this past Thursday, I found other goodies, and was very happy to spend my time there, honoring the only remaining LGBT bookstore in this country.

I wholeheartedly invite you to visit http://www.giovannisroom.com and honor them and what they do.

Before I close, I wish to acknowledge my newest blog follower, “mindset.”  May you receive great insight about “This Gay Man’s Life…” and perhaps your own by following my brand new blog.

And for those of you already following and reading “This Gay Man’s Life…” thank you so much, for honoring who you and and what you do, and for honoring who I AM and what I do, too.GR_historical_marker_photo_with_flag

The World Is Definitely Changing…


I rarely watch reality TV, but there are a few shows that I love and adore.

One of them is So You Think You Can Dance?  I love dancing, and I do not dance nearly enough in my life, in the day, during the week, etc.

The other one is American Idol.  I happen to love singing, and in my life I was in two choirs; my high school choir and a nationally known, Manhttan-based singing group.

Currently on American Idol, Season XIII, one of the contestants is openly Lesbian MK Nobilette.

I was especially excited when MK told the panel of judges (Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez, and Keith Urban) that she is openly Gay and that she feels the world is changing, and that because of this, the public may be more receptive to an openly Gay contestant appearing on the show.

As soon as she finished saying that, Jennifer Lopez echoed MK’s words, about the world being in the process of changing , and then informed her that she is going to be one of the top 15 girls.  As of this writing, MK Nobilette is also one of the Top Ten Girls in the competition.

Personally, I wish MK Nobilette the very best, and may the Divine Great Mystery move her forward with success.

Before I close, I wish to acknowledge all of my newest blog followers.  They are: “JoshMcEwan,” “maxglitz,” “glutenfreepsd,” “kate caudillo,” “incomeblogger,” and “Mr. Smith.”  Also, I wish to welcome “gangrel_pri,” “cjohn819,” “writer_mike,” “stormstarterzerozero,” and “ray.”

May all of you and yours receive Divine Radiance, Divine Prosperity and Divine Peace from following “This Gay Man’s Life.”

And for those of you who are already following and reading “This Gay Man’s Life…” thank you for honoring who you are and what you do, and for honoring who I AM and what I do.double venus rainbow flag-500x500

Moving Forward…


After one day, I AM already experiencing great feedback on “This Gay Man’s Life…”

Thank you to my newest blog followers, THE Holly Troy (http://holly-troy.com), Lillian Druve, and Josh McEwan, and all of you that have been spreading the word.

Also in the short time, this blog has been in existence, I have noticed that I have become a tad hypersensitive about it, which tells me “This Gay Man’s Life…” is more Sacred to me than I may have realized.

Last night, I sent an Email about it to all the Gay Men in my Email address book, and only one recipient replied to it, in spite of having major health issues, such as bronchitis.  And yes, part of me is like, “And to the ones that are healthy and well?  What is their excuse?”

Also, two hours ago, I sent a mass message, via Facebook, to all the Gay Men on my Facebook friend list, and not one person commented.  Four people sent a “thumbs-up” symbol, and five left the conversation.

The Psychic Astrologer part of me is remembering that there are certain Astrological Transits that may be, for lack of a better term or phrase, interfering from having the Love for this blog, be received on my end and given on theirs.

Am I criticizing?  No.  I AM ranting?  Not much.  My logical Mind is crystal clear that there are a multitude of reasons why the forty-five other Email recipients have yet to reply, as well as the fifty-some-odd Facebook friends.

And so, I AM being led to consider that perhaps the launch was ill-timed, but as Gay Men, when do we do things that are perfectly timed?  In other words, is there a truly right time to stand for marriage equality, for kindness and acceptance (notice I do not use the word “tolerance.”  My personal view is love me or leave me alone.  Drastic, perhaps, but I would rather be accepted or left alone, as opposed to tolerated).

Nonetheless, this blog is also an opportunity for me to more deeply connect with my Gay Male Essence, and that DOES NOT require the approval of others, especially other Gay Men.

Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for honoring who you are and what you do.  And thank you for giving me the opportunity to make a difference in your lives.flag_grunge_wall_rainbow

Where We Are…


Now more than ever, Gay Men and Lesbians, as well as Bisexual and Transgendered people are experiencing more opportunity and more freedom.  Dare I be so bold as to write (as opposed to say), more equality, as well.

But we have far to go, and more to do.

There are some issues that have become more recent: the assaults and terrorizing of Gay Men in Russia, during the Olympics, as well as marriage equality, and there are some that have been around for a while, such as being portrayed correctly and accurately in Hollywood.

I mean, really, how many motion pictures can continue to portray us, almost always, if not always, as hairdressers, cross dressers and child molesters, as opposed to attorneys, bankers, etc.

Personally, I have met many Gay Men who are hairdressers, cross dressers, but have also met Gay Men and Lesbians who are bankers, counselors, teachers, business owners, construction workers, and more.  Not every Gay Man is a professional hairdresser, make up artist, cross dresser, and there are more than a few that work in other fields and industries.

Some of us are even professional Psychics.

Perhaps this blog is unnecessary, but I felt that my friend deserved better treatment, and given how many of our fellow Gay Men are not treated fairly, kindly, equally, then perhaps there is a greater need for this blog than I may realize.

All in all, my fellow Gay Men, I think that all of us need to be nicer to ourselves and each other.

Before I close, I wish to Lovingly acknowledge THE Rev. Yolanda (www.yolanda.net) for being the first to comment on “This Gay Man’s Life…” as well as “Damyanti” for being my very first blog follower of “This Gay Man’s Life…”

Thank you, both, so very much for honoring who you are and what you do, and for honoring who I AM and what I do.

Thank you for reading my blog, and thank you for honoring who you are and what you do.

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A Brand New Blog…


Recently, a good friend that I met, via a social media app for Gay Men, had an unpleasant experience that he met via another Gay Male social media app (no, I shall not name names, but I want to!), and it caused me to feel great anger.

Ironically, it was from that anger that this blog was born.

The name of this blog is “This Gay Man’s Life…”

I feel that this blog shall help me connect more deeply with my own Gayness, or Gay Male Nature, and perhaps create more Love and Brotherhood between our fellow Gay Men, and others that are not Gay Men.

Well, that is my ideal intention, but perhaps some more kindness and acceptance (not tolerance) shall also come about this blog.

I have no idea how often I shall post, but at least once a week, or whenever time allows, or as the Spirit moves me.

As I only received the idea for this blog on Sunday, February 16, 2014.  As such, it is a work in progress.

For those of you that are fellow Gay Men, I look forward to your comments, your suggestions, your ideas.

And if you are a Lesbian, Bisexual man or woman, a Transgendered individual, Questioning, or any other category I may have missed, you are also more than welcome to submit a comment, an idea, a suggestion, etc.

And for those of you who are straight, and especially allies to Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transgendered people, or who are predominantly straight, you may also submit a comment, suggestion, idea, etc.

Thank you for honoring who you are and what you do.  And thank you for honoring who I AM and what I do, too.rainbow_flag_1978_nov_drapeau_bandiera_bandeira_flagga-1969px