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You're standing in front of your Family and Friends prepared to make your dreams of a lifetime come true. It's at that moment that you are grateful that you have a professional guiding your ceremony. The Supreme Court has finally ruled upon this issue. Now is the time to plan your perfect LGBT Wedding. I have been performing Commitment Ceremonies since the beginning, and I am so pleased this has opened up for everyone to marry the one they Love. Contact Reverend Jacqui Weiks, Your LGBT Wedding Officiant
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Daniel Pillai’s He/She Project Growing up in a traditional south Asian community in Canada, Daniel Pillai didn’t quite fit in. “There was an inherent non-acceptance to who I was and how I acted,” he says. “I stuck out like a sore thumb.” Pillai spent his childhood in what he calls a “conservative atmosphere,” surrounded by […]
Addiction Treatment and the Recovery Process By Matt Gonzales, writer and researcher for DrugRehab.com Drug addiction is a chronic disease that affects your physical and mental health, job status and relationships. Once you’re hooked on a drug, your whole life revolves around it. Substance use disorders are common in the United States. Heroin use in […]
Who pays after the devastating Orlando shooting? After a tragedy, who pays the bill? There has been a lot of talk lately about medical costs and medical debt, even as the Affordable Care Act helps more Americans get the treatment they need without taking on crippling debt. Even with more people covered, medical treatment is […]
Making a Legal Case for Bisexuality Bisexuality is widely misunderstood. Bisexuals are often dismissed or used as a punchline by the straight community and sidelined in conversations about LGBT rights and equality, often while experiencing many of the same struggles and setbacks as the rest of the queer community. And for some–like Ray Fuller, a […]
Olympic Coverage Criticized as Homophobic? One of the most memorable moments of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio didn’t occur during an event. Instead, just after the women’s rugby event on Monday night, Brazil’s Isadora Cerullo’s partner, Marjorie Enya, surprised her with a proposal. As reported by CNN, Enya said in her emotional speech “I […]
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It is an honor and a privilege to bring to you SmartGayLife.com. We want to be your complete resource to a fulfilling LGBTQ life with news, information, and guides to LGBTQ-friendly businesses to support smart choices and strengthen your ability to live well.
Over the years, and the many roads personally traveled, navigating life as a young gay male was at times frightening, and perplexing. Coming out, there were so many decisions that I needed to make. Not only in the present, but for my future. It was a time when I found myself being disowned by a family member or friend, or embraced by someone that would help guide me through the sometimes difficult path ahead.
At that point, I found that mostly I had to look within myself for the answers, and I did. My proudest moments, and personal accomplishments, came from my inner search. Sometimes the chosen road, or decision, was a dead end. However, I learned, I remembered, and I tried to avoid making the same mistakes again.
And, that is what Smart Gay Life is all about, helping you choose the right path. Everyone is an individual and no road will ever be traveled the same, but each and everyone is equally important.
So not only do we want to provide valuable information and quality articles, but we also want to provide LGBTQ-friendly business listings to help you make smart life choices. We want to make it easier for you to choose the right repair person, home builder, financial specialist, medical professional, baker, etc. Every life choice you need to make, Smart Gay Life wants to be there to help. You should be comfortable inviting a contractor into your home, or consulting with a local event planner. We want to help take the fear out of contacting a professional by prescreening, and rating each vendor on their stance on equality, and willingness to provide their service to the LGBT community without prejudice.
Over time, we will be providing original content from incredible authors. We also want to be a voice for the professionals and the business owners who can provide information about their specialties from planning a wedding, planning a family, buying a home, planning a vacation, planning for retirement, and more.
So please enjoy this journey that we all live and make the best decisions you can.
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