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A Novel Pandemic — How a Virus Could Unite Humanity

A Novel Pandemic How a Virus Could Unite Humanity

Thinking queerly about social evolution as a result of a crisis. I’m seeing hints of the possibility that the COVID-19 pandemic could become an exceptional social experiment, one that could have political ramifications — a kind of socialism-light — one that exposes the damaging problem of aggressive capitalism (the impossibility of sustained...

How Can We Avoid Creating the Very Thing We Are Fighting Against?

Avoid Creating the Thing We Are Fighting Against

It’s relatively easy to be a prolific writer or podcaster if you keep your topics general, or if you’re always on the defensive and speak to polarizing subjects. But when it comes to a thoughtful response, one that comes from a place of perfect equanimity, such wisdom is rare because of the required emotional labour and humility.  How...

When Prejudice is a Drag Queen: The Loss of a Transgressive Art Form

When Prejudice is a Drag Queen -The Loss of a Transgressive Art Form

How is drag representative of our queer community? Is it acceptable for a drag queen to make jokes that are racist or transphobic?Old school drag needs to change with the times and learn how to express our more inclusive values as a community.Has drag lost its transgressive nature now that it has become an acceptable capitalist enterprise?Social...

“Think Queerly: Meditations & Critical Reflections on Liberating Humanity”

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How my new book helps queer people create a more loving and accepting world. In my new book, Think Queerly – Meditations & Critical Reflections On Liberating Humanity, I advocate for inclusion and acceptance, as well as elevating consciousness — not just for LGBTQ+ peoples — but for all humanity, by leading from our uniqueness to demonstrate...

How We Treat Each Other As Queer Leaders

How We Treat Each Other As Queer Leaders

Th-Ink Queerly was founded with a mission statement that informs the ethics of the publication and to create alignment with those who wish to contribute to its evolution. One of the most important directives of the Th-Ink Queerly mission statement is that we  as queer thinkers and writers are purposefully critical of the status quo. At the same...

Inspiration Comes from Within But Support Comes from Other Minds

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An invitation to ‘play’ in my Queer Creatives Mastermind Program A few weeks ago I wrote a post titled, Why the World Needs Queer Creativity Now More Than Ever. I started that post with a quote, which is worth repeating: “If you are on a mission to discover what you have to offer, and to bring it out into the world, every moment...

If You Had a Message to Your Younger, Queer Self, What Would it Be?

If You Had a Message to Your Younger, Queer Self, What Would it Be

In August 2019, for the second year in a row, I attended Fierté Montreal Pride with my partner, Christiaan. Montreal Pride has an energy to it that is unique and quite different from Toronto Pride. I don’t know anything about the politics (other than the history of two competing Pride Festivals for several years until one organization finally...

Furthering my Research into the Development of Queer Leadership

Research into the Development of Queer Leadership

An invitation to take part in my leadership questionnaire and have your say! If you’re a follower of my work on Th-Ink Queerly, you will know that I have been speaking about or making reference to “Queer Leadership” for the last several months. The idea of a Queer Leadership started as a seed in my mind when I took part in a 5-month coaching...

My 365-Day Queer Publishing Challenge for 2020

365-Day Queer Publishing Challenge

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve spent a lot of time looking at how I’ve worked in the past year and how I want to work in 2020, specifically concerning the time of day when I do the “best work”, and what I want to accomplish. I’ve broken things down and have created what I hope is a highly efficient daily schedule for 2020. That preparation...

Queer Liberation vs Assimilation: On the Need for Creativity and Critical Thinking

Queer Liberation vs Assimilation: On the Need for Creativity and Critical Thinking

I created Think Queerly to challenge the status quo and to elevate visibility As a gay man and as a queer person, I do not want to be normalized. Instead, I want to be recognized and accepted for my difference as a humanizing quality. To that end, I want to state that my podcast and publication of the same name, Think Queerly, will not stand...

Darren is a leadership coach in Toronto, Canada who helps his clients to connect and embrace their uniqueness and freely create the life they want. He writes and podcasts regularly about Queer Leadership.