Are you a highly sensitive and creative gay man? Are you frustrated by the isolation and loneliness that can often accompany our experiences in our community and greater society?
Even though you may be proudly out, you still struggle with isolation and loneliness, and don’t yet recognize how certain imposed social conditions are still keeping you from living your best life yet!
Do you want to stop shrinking, claim your life, creativity and celebrate life without the fear of being shamed for who you naturally are?
There is a way that you can be more visible and discover your core values, so that you can find lasting love. I can show you how.
Redefining Gayness (and it’s host, me!) emerged from decades of experiencing violent anti-gayness, personal trauma, and of course, some really amazing life experiences. Then eventually noticing that I have (as my therapist once said in an attempt at challenging him in some BS, “You are a force to be reckoned with!”) kind of voice that has been steadily emerging.
Let’s say, for a minute, we examine the idea of “coming out” in the context of our society and what coming out day a reaction to, and not to dismiss those who have fought and died for us, to enable us even to engage our voices, get married and not get arrested. Let’s think for a moment, what it would look like to acknowledge or recognize those LGBTQ+ humans who choose to stay hidden?
My intention isn’t to pull focus away from and erase the awfulness and inhumane laws and policies that once kept black people from attaining any rights whatsoever, and the on going insidiousness of systemic and institutional racism and discrimination that exists today.
As a highly sensitive gay man who bravely walks through this world, you have access to these internal resources that you may not know exist. Resources, that as a sensitive and creative person, you need to be able to gain access to. You have moments of experiencing clarity around your self-worth, but since you’re not used to living from this place, those moments are short lived. One of the main reasons this happens is, because so many times you’ve been silenced through societal and family messages of unworthiness.
As a queer white gay man, I’m taking a radical stance on making changes in how we gay men are seen through the lens of society. This means, examining everything from white privilege, racism, hyper-masculinity, to how we’ve attached ourselves to unhealthy internalized messages we’ve picked up along the way, and especially how we perceive ourselves.
Let’s wholly embrace sex without shame or fear of backlash, and still look at why consent culture is missing in our party spaces. Let’s embrace masculinity, and still look at certain aspects of toxic masculineness like hyper-masculinity and why it affects gay men’s psychology.
"I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act." — Janet Mock
Redefining Gayness Podcast
Redefining Gayness with Greg Halpen, sharing weekly intimate conversations, anecdotes and a non-status quo exploration of society, community and our lived experiences as LGBTQ+.