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The Need for Control and Belonging: The Zeitgeist of Social Media

The Need for Control and Belonging The Zeitgeist of Social Media

Blaming LGBTQ and People of Colour for the ills of the world demonstrates ignorance and a lack of critical thinking skills. TQ106 This morning I read a tweet by someone I follow referencing Tucker Carlson and another right-wing pundit blaming the forest fires in Los Angeles on diversity programs and LGBTQ people: “Tucker Carlson and Dave...

LGBTQ Diversity Demonstrates that Dualities Are Artificial Constructs

LGBTQ Diversity Demonstrates that Dualities Are Artificial Constructs

Queer self-expression is yin & yang — TQ105 If we continue to argue against each other from completely opposite ends of the spectrum, one person firmly on the left and the other on the right — one person on the right side of the equation, the other on the wrong side — we will be forever stuck, unable to affect progressive, evolutionary change...

The Secret that Lives in the Closet – TQ104

The Secret that Lives in the Closet

How does internalized homophobia in gay men affect other LBTQ individuals? We are taught that we are other, that we don’t belong, that we can’t cross the gender divide. To do so is a form of weakness. Straight-acting gay men are struggling with self-acceptance and personal forgiveness, but they are trapped on the surface level of both physical...

How Otherness Empowers a Queer Leadership – LOP099

How Otherness Empowers a Queer Leadership

How can we work together as a collective of queer thinkers to embrace, demonstrate, and advocate a humanitarian leadership of belonging? How can we – collectively as queer people – lead from the margins to metaphorically corral the disparate fractions of humanity, so that divisiveness between peoples may become less in proximity to create and...

Are Things Getting Better or Worse in the World?

Are Things Getting Better or Worse in the World

Why your intentions, words, and actions matter — in that order. “What’s going on in the world?”, is a refrain I often overhear in conversations. More often than not, the comment is defeatist, meaning the person saying it has no plan to take action, get involved, or seek to make the world a better place. There are at least two reasons for...

The Reluctance to Lead as Out Gay Men: Embracing Gay Spirit – LOP058

Reluctance to Lead as Out Gay Men Embracing Gay Spirit

Living OUT Leadership for Gay Men “Gay spirit speaks to the vitality that gay men possess, which is palpable but defies easy description.”Raymond Rigoglioso I believe that gay men have a unique opportunity to openly embrace their unique characteristics – in particular, their gay spirt – to bring a balanced, empathetic approach to leadership, and...

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.