PULSE: Born This Way

As I write this on June 12, 2017 I think of the 49 victims of terror who were shot to death at the PULSE nightclub in Orlando a year ago, as well as their families and friends. Most of the victims were of Hispanic origin; some of the survivors, even in the midst of...

Michael is Being Interviewed!

Michael Parise will be on That Business Show with Jamie and Kelly #ThatBusinessShow • 1250 WHNZ , Wednesday, December 21 at 8 AM! Jamie Meloni is one of Tampa’s radio celebrities who highlights local business owners on his daily talk shows.  He’ll be...

A Call to Wedded Bliss

It looks as if gay marriage, at least for 36 states, is here to stay.  If the Supreme Court eventually rules in favor of legalizing marriage for same sex couples, then every state will have to recognize all marriages.  This issue can either continue to generate...

Coming Out from the Darkness of Denial

I no longer apologize for being gay.  It took a while, but I have emerged from the darkness and oppression of denial.  Mine is a highly personal and unique story.  It is also painful to tell because it does not paint a flattering portrait of me or of the church. I’ve...

Finding Mr. Right

In my last post, Facing My Biggest Fear, I wrote about how I tried to avoid isolation and loneliness most of my life.  I concluded this post with:  I now have a new perspective.  Instead of seeking the perfect date I am going out on dates…with myself.  I have got to...