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Ken has been writing for the Huffington Post since 2012, mostly housed in the “College,” “Queer Voices” and “Impact” sections. His musings have been viewed, liked and shared millions of times. His piece “Student Affairs Get Suicidal Too” (2013) sparked a national conversation about wellness in colleges and universities and is required reading for trainings across the country. And his piece “Cleveland Pride Was Just Canceled. And It Hurts.” coalesced the rainbow energy of the entire world to make the push to (successfully!) restore the Cleveland LGBT Pride events.

 

 

CLEVELAND PRIDE WAS JUST RESTORED.
AND IT ROCKS.

"Let’s get the salacious part out of the way: We still don’t really know why the Cleveland Pride parade, rally and festival were abruptly canceled last week. Ever since Cleveland Pride, Inc. ambushed our community with the most vague press release of all the press releases in all the land (citing a chimera called a “changing social climate”), no further explanation has officially been provided. There has been finger-pointing aplenty, assorted declarations of unsubstantiated threats and even some actual conspiracy theories. But here’s the important part: none of that matters anymore!" READ MORE>>

"Let’s get the salacious part out of the way: We still don’t really know why the Cleveland Pride parade, rally and festival were abruptly canceled last week. Ever since Cleveland Pride, Inc. ambushed our community with the most vague press release of all the press releases in all the land (citing a chimera called a “changing social climate”), no further explanation has officially been provided. There has been finger-pointing aplenty, assorted declarations of unsubstantiated threats and even some actual conspiracy theories.

But here’s the important part: none of that matters anymore!" READ MORE>>

CLEVELAND PRIDE WAS JUST CANCELED.
AND IT HURTS.

"I have never felt like I needed a Pride parade. I’m one of those gents who has led a life of extreme privilege with regard to my sexual orientation. My daily routine post-high-school has always included being out. I have always been out in the work place. I was elected to public office as an out gay male. I freakin host a nationally syndicated gay radio show. In my past, I have been so obnoxious to have repeatedly said, “I celebrate Pride every day in my heart.” I really have been that guy.  No, I have never felt like I needed a Pride parade. Until it was taken away from me today. And now I need it more than anything." READ MORE>>

"I have never felt like I needed a Pride parade. I’m one of those gents who has led a life of extreme privilege with regard to my sexual orientation. My daily routine post-high-school has always included being out. I have always been out in the work place. I was elected to public office as an out gay male. I freakin host a nationally syndicated gay radio show. In my past, I have been so obnoxious to have repeatedly said, “I celebrate Pride every day in my heart.” I really have been that guy. 

No, I have never felt like I needed a Pride parade. Until it was taken away from me today. And now I need it more than anything." READ MORE>>

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