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SAN FRANCISCO - JUNE 30:  A parade goer waves a flag during 43rd annual San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Pride Celebration & Parade June 30, 2013, in San Francisco, California.  The annual S.F. Pride Parade occurred just days after same-sex marriages were reinstated in California following the recent Supreme Court rulings.  (Photo by Sarah Rice/Getty Images)

There are many fears in the world and everyone is afraid of something. Sometimes we don’t realize our own fears until we are faced with them. A co-worker screams suddenly and intensely every time she spots a spider; this is her arachnophobia:...

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I smiled inside. Their two hands connected perfectly creating a picture of commitment and beauty.  Two black women walking proudly down the street not afraid of showcasing their love and I smiled again.  I smiled because for that moment no...

Goodbye to forever

Life always takes the time to remind us we don’t have forever. That is why it is so important to love who we are inside because tomorrow won’t remember us if we don’t take the time to smile today. It was a still moment on a simple day....

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  When one is in the closet, it can be a very lonely place. I have a t-shirt that says “closets are for clothes” regaled in bright rainbow colors. I want to relate how this t-shirt played a role in my coming out. I was at a point where...

By outspire on Jul 23rd, 2013
Written by Jim Khoury

  Written by Jim Khoury I was a sensitive, caring young child but deep down I was frustrated about something hidden inside myself. I could not put my fingers on it, but I knew I was different than my brothers and the other kids I was growing...


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