The Hero's Journey

I'd like to present a guest post by David Gormong. This is very profound and an excellent allegory.   THE HERO'S JOURNEY The heroes of myth and legend have so much to teach us gay men. We too are called to the hero’s journey. Consider…

"Nice" Christians

It's always bugged me. Even when I was a pentecostal bible basher. "Nice" Christians.  You know the type... Always smiling, always have an encouraging "word" for you, and ignoring everything "bad" in the world and only trying to think…

#WSPD – LGBT suicide

In my last blog I talked briefly about suicide. Here's an excellent follow up from Anthony Venn-Brown. I can't begin to stress how serious this problem is! It's why I'm here. I fought with suicide ideation constantly my entire life for…

Suicide

Over the last few years, as I've developed the Silent Gays project, I've observed something very disturbing. People put forward many ideas about why young guys, in particular, commit suicide. This article is powerful and points to one of…

Love yourself!

A wonderful friend (Ru Gof) posted this pic today, which reminded me that this is the greatest and most powerful truth we can embrace. We may THINK we feel love for others - we may become overwhelmed by emotion for others and feel a huge…

My Legacy

Many people think that I'm "out and proud", and that my days of living in hidden trauma, depression and self loathing are long gone. I guess I do give that impression because I'm a passionate advocate for helping people untangle the mess…

New levels of support!

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new support group to Silent Gays. We now have two Facebook "secret" groups - SG1 and SG2 to cover the level of support you may need. SG1 (our original support group) is a group for people…

The Psychological Legacy

If you've read my book "It's Life Jim..." you'll be familiar with how my mental state was affected by my life of battling sexuality with religion and the constant fight with depression and suicide ideation. When my wife died it all came to…

It's Life Jim... - New Edition

It's finally here!  This new edition has a couple of extra chapters and various tweaks. I have felt for some time that I needed to "finish the story". Although the 1st Edition covered all the basics, there were a couple of things that I was…