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Broken & Thankful… Meet the Gays.

Posted: February 24, 2015 in Blog Post

It seems like a good day to count my blessings that I’ve always had a loving and accepting family. No matter what the circumstances, I always knew we would be there for each other. We continue to be today.

It hurts my heart and even makes me feel broken when I think about my peers who live an “alternative” lifestyle. We grew up knowing what we felt in our hearts, around so many ignorant people who tried to tell us how we should feel and love. We were “wrong” because they never took the time to try and understand us.

So many of us are broken for having to live in a world that so readily harmed us physically… Not to mention all of the emotional scars and name calling. Being mocked… We had to hold our tongues when our close friends picked on others like us, because they weren’t as good at hiding their secret. It’s petrifying.

I’m thankful that attitudes tend to be evolving. I’m thankful that the world is becoming a better place. I’m thankful to the ones who didn’t commit suicide… And my heart will always be broken for the ones who did. Most of us will tell you that it could have been any one of us at some point in our lives.

So many of us live in a lonely world because of the way we were treated and continue to be treated today. Many of us have problems building stable relationships because of our trust issues. And yet, the same people who inflicted the pain are the ones afraid that we are going to destroy their marriages… The ones who tell us we don’t deserve what they have. They assume that all of us are dirty and promiscuous. So many of us reinforce that stereotype because we’ve never been given a chance at anything else.

It’s time for everyone to stand up together, learn, and accept responsibility for this sad piece of American history. We must write a better tomorrow and we must do that together.

So many of us are broken but we are not going to be quiet anymore. It’s never too late to evolve your opinions and begin to feel some compassion. If you still decide you have a problem with us, then you might start keeping your mouth shut. There are plenty of vacant and tastefully decorated closets available for rent. Fair warning though, it gets really lonely.

The only people who should be hiding in closets are cheaters, criminals, and bigots.

Chris Close Up

This is a clip from my daily radio show where I explain to my co-host why I started a new blog and what you can expect to hear about on it in the future.

Coming Out for Kansas & the USA

Posted: November 17, 2014 in Blog Post

This video is my personal story. Some of you are going to say “Duh” and some of you might be a little shocked. I feel like it’s very relevant to share, because it’s not only my story, it’s the unfortunate tale of many people who are not fortunate enough to be able to speak so freely about it. I don’t usually discuss my personal life publicly, but in this case I feel that the time is right to have an open discussion. Even though I wasn’t living very deeply in the closet,  It was not easy for me to produce this video and I know that I will probably lose some friends over it… But it all has to be said. Thanks so much to all of my wonderful friends and family who have been so supportive of me over the years. This is only the beginning…


For years, our community (as almost any other) has fought uninformed naysayers about many community issues. In Topeka, our downtown district was literally falling apart and it required that many residents unite for a plan of action. This video is one small contribution I put together in 2012 to show my support to the public.
The results of this united effort: As I type this, construction is happening on Kansas Avenue and the business sector has contributed millions of dollars to the project in order to make the area a community gathering place that celebrates our local culture… And the whole thing puts an end to making our downtown residents and office workers drink water from 130 year old water lines. WIN for everyone!

A Gift with a Heart

Posted: November 14, 2014 in Blog Post

I can’t tell you how awesome it was when I met my buddy Rex at the Kansas Neurological Institute.

The Equality House

Posted: November 14, 2014 in Blog Post

It’s so wonderful to have these folks in my home town. Such a positive message! I’m glad to know them!

We kid. And we act like them too.

Great Bells of Fire!

Posted: November 14, 2014 in Blog Post

Seriously… We couldn’t make stuff like this up.

I was feeling sentimental. What can I say?

The Tractor Terrorizer!

Posted: November 14, 2014 in Blog Post

I love my job!

Second verse… Same as the first… SMH.

Autocorrect FAIL!

Posted: November 14, 2014 in Blog Post

Comedy is easy when so much of it writes itself! In addition to that, this is the video that taught me to make sure I sit on the back of my suit jacket so I don’t look like Quasimodo… We put this together in September of 2012. Enjoy!

Big Stupid Local News Drop

Posted: November 14, 2014 in Blog Post

Fun stuff from way back in November of 2012. Stupid news always stays relevant!

Leaders, Lesbians & Sperm… OH MY!

Posted: November 14, 2014 in Blog Post

This was a fun story… The national news was all over it! I went to elementary school with Jennifer, the mother of the child in the sperm donor case.

KANSAS – Not as Bigoted as You Think

Posted: November 13, 2014 in Blog Post

Here’s a story I put together back in August of 2012.