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Humanity’s Tipping Point — Without a Return to Compassion, We’re Finished

Humanity’s Tipping Point — Without a Return to Compassion, We’re Finished

Human Liberation, Planetary Respect, and the Dissolution of Power Inequality The “…inability to recognize the notion of difference as a dynamic human force, one which is enriching rather than threatening to the defined self…” is the root of human prejudice. — Audre Lorde Back in 2017, Martha Beck shared a wonderful video that...

An Invitation to Experience Things As They Are in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Invitation-to-Experience-Things-As-They-Are-in-the-Midst-of-the-COVID-19-Pandemic

“Tranquillity in Disturbance Means Perfection”Chuang Tzu Since most of Canada went into “lockdown” in the middle of March, we have been witnessing the greatest disruption to society in the 21st-century. Everything has been called into question: economic stability; capitalism; populism; human rights; basic human freedoms; climate...

If Ever There Were a Time to Tell the Truth…

If Ever There Were a Time to Tell the Truth

Why the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown is the pivotal moment to choose to be free by discerning your truth. This is a powerful thought experiment prompt that could reveal far more about who you are, now during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown than at any other time. “If ever there were a time to tell the truth, what do I need to say? Who do I...

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...

How Pete Buttigieg ‘Covers’ His Gay Identity

Pete Buttigieg

“Buttigieg is the first openly gay American to run for President. Only a few years ago, a gay Presidential hopeful was unthinkable. Yet, even in the midst of the backlash against LGBTQ equality created by the Trump administration, I feel underwhelmed by the prospect of a President Buttigieg and his significance as an openly gay politician...

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...

Queer Leadership Is Grounded in Self-Leadership – TQ103

Queer Leadership Is Grounded in Self-Leadership

In today’s show, I explain the reason for changing the show’s name from the Living OUT Podcast to the Think Queerly Podcast. Then I continue with my on-going discussion/living document about the “Way of Queer Leadership”. I ask the core question, How can we create communities of LGBTQ leadership, which includes our allies, to work together to...

The Problem of LGBTQ Division and Eating Our Own – LOP102

The Problem of LGBTQ Division and Eating Our Own

In-fighting only strengthens those who seek to silence us. Have you ever seen this happen? Queers come together at a large event like Pride where everyone wants to have their voice heard, their opinions honoured and recognized as having value. Sometimes this leads to division or in-fighting within a specific group, like gay male...

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.