Today I turned 30 years old and this then lead me to start thinking about people in my life that I have looked up to and viewed as role models. While there are many people that have shaped who I am today, I really started to think about the gay men that have been central parts of my growth.
Solace, a peer support group for Christians and other people of faith in the coming out process, meets Sunday nights to provide participants with a safe space to talk about the challenges they face identifying as LGBT people.
A wise friend recently reminded me that while all of life is a constant mistake and learning process, our 20s are particularly prone to mistakes. But by entering into the 30s with a clear head and recognition of past missteps, the next phase of life will be so much easier.
Although the threat of more of the day’s intermittent downpours probably kept most people inside, those that did take the risk were met with clear skies and a comfortable, spring evening and the Shuttle's maiden voyage did not disappoint.
Nick and I survived White Party and we are still together! I made it clear two weeks ago that I was nervous going into the weekend and sure enough the pressure was on. So the question remains, did sparks fly?
We all know that San Diego’s gay community is fairly small, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Unfortunately, it sometimes seems like we are living in a high school world with all of the labels, groups and cliques that can be formed.