Just Being able TO BE visible in the gay community today is such a blessing. To think when I was growing up my gay teachers had to hide their sexuality and partners, they had little choice but to conceal their truths for fear of being attacked, losing their jobs and being persecuted by their own families. So today I try to be 100 percent myself in the world, loving my beautiful partner Richard Loud and proud. Visibly not ashamed of the immense love and Pride we share in ourselves and each other. For us guys that live in progressive cities, being open and proud comes easy and mostly without consequences, but that isn’t the case for all the people that we get the privilege to reach on Instagram. So I hope that we can give others around this country and around the world the courage to hold that pride in their hearts! You are powerful! You are worthy! You are love!