The on-going explorations of a polyamorous pansexual man

October 22, 2020 / by Michael

Reaching Out For Help

We live in pretty stressful times. Our modern society was already pretty stressful. But now we add in a pandemic and social distancing rules and unemployment and birthdays being canceled. Remember when we didn’t have to weigh the risk of visiting a parent? When you didn’t have to feel guilty for hugging a friend? It’s been a rough year and that is made even harder because all of us feel more isolated.

I’ve worked through a lot of depression in my life and recent events have definitely brought up a lot of those same feelings and behaviors. In particular, when I’m stressed or depressed, I tend to not want to reach out to my loved ones for support, despite the fact that I know that’s one of the best things I can do for myself.

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October 11, 2020 / by Michael

I Am a Polyamorous Pansexual Man

I am a polyamorous pansexual man.

Looking back at my life, I suspect I always have been, but for a variety of reasons didn’t have permission or the opportunity to accept and explore these parts of my self. I have recently started the on-going process of loving, accepting and exploring myself, and I’m happier than I have ever been. I feel like I am living my best life.

I have decided that for me part of living my best life is to share my story. Today is October 11th, which is National Coming Out Day. I honor those who have come out before me for their bravery. I acknowledge that there are many who do not have the safety to come out. I mourn for those who have been harmed, even killed, for daring to be themselves. I hope that sharing my story can add to the conversation and make the world a better place in some small way.

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