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A little something to remember...

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says,
"I will try again tomorrow."

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy Nude Year

Celebrate the 'end' of the year!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

HNT #119


Wishing you a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season!

GaGa-riffic!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Senator Onorato

I received the following email from Senator Onorato. Please email the Senator back stating your views that civil unions are not marriage.

onorato@senate.state.ny.us


Thank you contacting me regarding same sex marriage.

While I continue to support civil unions for gay and lesbian couples, I remain opposed to same-sex marriage. I believe that marriage is between one man and one woman.

In the months leading up to the vote, I heard frequently from constituents on both sides of the debate, and I believe my district is split on this issue.

Over the years, I have voted in favor of other legislation of importance to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, including the Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act (SONDA) and the hate crimes law. I continue to support the Dignity for All Students Act and the Gender Identification Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), and I hope they will be brought up for a vote in the new legislative session. While I do not support same-sex marriage, I would vote in favor of civil union legislation as a way to broaden legal protections and rights for same-sex couples.

I deeply respect the views of the LGBT community on same-sex marriage, and I have appreciated the candid and almost universall respectful dialogue we have had on this issue.


Rain

It rained all day yesterday, and my roommates and I got home in the foulest moods I've seen us in in a long time. It's amazing how much weather can control our emotions. I've realized it's not just the rain I hate, it's all the stupid people on the sidewalks now armed with umbrellas. So, not only are you doing the sidewalk slalom around people, you're also dodging umbrellas. Add to that, having wet feet and it makes for quite a ruined day.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thursday, December 03, 2009

HNT #116


In a sepia mood today. Marriage equality failed on the floor of the New York State Senate yesterday.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Absence

Please accept my deepest apologies for my absence. I'm in the process of putting up my first Broadway show, so I've not had much spare time in the past few weeks to blog. The show opens Sunday nights, and I'm hoping things calm down a bit then.





Wednesday, October 14, 2009

An equation for life...

Last night I saw a lecture by Marlee Matlin live in my home town. It
was hosted by Evansville's Celebration of Diversity. Marlee gave us
an equation for life, and I want to share it with you!

Courage + Dreams = Success

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Humbled and Inspired

Today is the National Equality March on Washington...many LGBT folks are taking to the streets to raise awareness for Equality for EVERYONE in these United States. I am stuck in Florida doing my last two shows, wishing I could be there to march in solidarity.

I watched Obama's speech to the HRC last night on CSPAN. He's an amazing man who I truly believe will make changes for us. As with everything he does, he has to finesse his way through the Republican bigotry to prevail victorious as a champion of our cause. Too many people expected life to change immediately after he took office and are crying 'too little, too late'. To these people I ask, could you have done any better or made changes faster? It's obvious how difficult it is to get laws changed, and it's even harder to change deep set prejudices and beliefs. So...it's going to take some time....but I believe that he is on our side.

I am humbled and inspired by the Broadway community, once again stepping up to make a difference. 25 buses were sponsored by various Broadway performers, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and other various groups, to take people to the march in DC today....free of
charge. The Broadway community stepped up early in the fight against AIDS and BCEFA formed from these efforts. Today Broadway Impact is stepping up in the fight for equality. Please check out www.broadwayimpact.com to learn more and to offer your support in these very important times.

Today we put one step in front of the other to change hearts, to change minds, to change our country, and to change our world!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Some people...

Here are a few observations from my two weeks in Florida:

A. Drivers (on the whole) here could use about 6 weeks in intensive
driving lessons.
B. No matter what you do, the retired folk that live here still think
they're entitled to everything.
C. Mean people suck.
D. I'm ready to go home.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Ever have one of those days?

Today, I got a little dose of bad news. The past three weeks I have
been auditioning and going through callbacks for a very big show. I
got a call from my agent today that they've found stronger choices for
the track in the show I was up for. Obviously, I was upset after
having been thru 5 callbacks for the show...two of which I flew back
to New York from Florida for. I've got great things going on in my
life now, so it's hard to be too upset about it, but it still stings.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

More American Bigotry



Please email the CMR and tell them you disagree with Elaine Donnelly. We need to start speaking up and standing up to the haters in America. info@cmrlink.org

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

My Apologies

Sorry I've been incommunicado the past few weeks. Life has been very busy with traveling cross country, trying to catch up on life in NYC, and managing auditions, class and such here. Things should calm down a bit in the coming weeks, right before it picks up again when I start rehearsal for Broadway!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Broadway called...and they want me!



I'll be making my Broadway debut this fall!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

NOH8


Many of you probably know about the NOH8 campaign. I wanted to get my photo taken by the photographer behind the campaign, but scheduling just didn't work out. I couldn't make it to the open photo shoots at his studio. However, he provides instructions on how to NOH8 yourself on your own. So, that's what I did tonight. Please visit www.noh8campaign.com to check it out.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Friday, August 07, 2009

Abs and Tat

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Forgive the multiple posts

Merging the two blogs has somehow created multiple posts. Bear with me
as I try to figure it out.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

How proud they must be of this one.

NYC prosecutors: Michael Douglas' son dealt meth

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_15998/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=42vSoE6Q

Please update your feed

Dear Readers of NYC.DNCR.BOY:

Following the lead of fellow blogger m@, I added another blog.
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However, I merged the two into one rss feed. You may need to
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Shoot me an email at nycdncrboy@gmail.com if you have problems.

HNT #110

Brad Pitt on Gay Marriage | Parade.com

Brad Pitt is the man! I've had a lot of respect for him for a long time! This just deepens my respect for him.

Brad Pitt on Gay Marriage | Parade.com

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

HNT #108



Double dose today. Went hiking in the Hollywood hills today. It was sooooo hot, I had to take my shirt off and get some sun.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cherish the moment...

I read online yesterday that a very prominent musical theater actor's
sister was brutally murdered in Seattle Monday. It certainly puts
life in perspective. I urge you all to cherish each moment we're
given on this earth. Use your life to make other's lives better.
Live a fulfilled existence with no regrets because, we have no
guarantee of tomorrow.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

How soon they forget...

The discriminated are now the discriminators:

Dear President Obama,

"...Although you have voiced support for marriage as defined as a union between one man and one woman, we are concerned that that your campaign promise to changing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will work at cross purposes with your pro-marriage stance.

"We believe that the central domestic problem we face is the disintegration of marriage. One of the organizations we support called Marriage Savers points out that the marriage crisis is comprised of four elements:

1. A lowering of the marriage rate
? The marriage rate has plunged 50% since 1970

2. An increase in divorce
? Half of all new marriages end in divorce

3. A rise in heterosexual cohabitation
? The number of unmarried couples living together has soared 12-fold since 1960

4. A multiplication of unwed births
? Out-of wedlock births jumped from 5.3% to 39.6% from 1960-2007

"These statistics show the fragile nature of the institution of marriage today. Changing the definition of marriage will have many unintended consequences, which will hurt generations to come. If one redefines marriage, then the family is redefined. If the family is redefined then the nature of parenting must also be redefined.

"We are concerned that an attempt to recognize and adjust to one group's sense of alienation may actually confuse future generations of children about their sexuality and blur lines of responsibility in our families. The very definitions of motherhood and fatherhood may be unnecessarily challenged in years to come.

"Same-sex marriage is not a civil right. The laws enacted by Congress during a century of struggle for equal rights for African Americans were intended to eliminate discrimination on the basis of race, not on the basis of an individual's sexual preferences or personal behavior.

"Advocates of same-sex marriage want people to think that it can peacefully coexist alongside traditional marriage. But it will create a conflict between people of faith who fervently believe in traditional marriage and the law, which says marriage includes those of the same-sex variety. Those conflicts will always be resolved in favor of same-sex marriage because there can be no 'conscientious objectors' to the law.

"Mr. President, you say you desire to unify the nation and to change the politics-as-usual status of Washington. We want to believe this statement. As we have looked at both your policies and recent public affirmations, each of us has asked ourselves one question, 'Is there room enough for people like us in President Obama's America?'

Many of the people we speak for felt that your disparaging statements during the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riot were directed at them. Some of the people with 'worn out arguments and old attitudes' are not bigots or homophobes; they are our cultural elders, who are rightfully saying, 'Don't tear down a fence until you understand why it's there.' Recent studies show that there is a resurgence of hope about marriage among the young people of this generation. Mr. President, let's keep hope alive..."

We also stated that the California Proposition 8 votes amending the state's constitution to protect marriage marked the beginning of a new era in American politics. For the first time in recent history, black and Hispanic voters (predominately Christians) voted for President Obama and simultaneously voted against the Democratic power structure on this social issue. In light of this phenomenon occurring simultaneously within the black and Hispanic communities, we respectfully warned the president that hooking his political wagon too closely to the gay marriage bandwagon could precipitously erode public confidence in his administration.

If you agree with our concern about marriage, it's time for you to start contacting both Republican and Democratic congressmen. Congress is where the battle concerning the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will likely be fought. Importantly, many Republicans are shying away from this important social issue. Conversely, the Democratic Party (generally speaking) seems to be beholding to the gay marriage movement for its financial support in the last election.

Therefore, we must let each congressman know that he can be voted out of office if he moves the wrong way on this issue. Set aside Mondays to email, write or call saying, "We want you to support marriage and to protect DOMA." Let's make "Marriage Monday" a national movement.

The letter outlined above was signed by
Niger Innis of the Congress on Racial Equality
Dr. William Owens, Sr. of Concerned African-American Pastors
Bishop Dale Bronner of Word of Faith Family Worship Center in Atlanta, Georgia
Pastor Terry Millender of Victorious Life Church in Alexandria, Virginia
Harry Jackson

If you would like to read the letter in its entirety, go to our website thetruthinblackandwhite.com.

Friday morning

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Morning in San Diego

I'm in San Diego with my show. Just woke up and decided to take a
picture.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

The new wheels



So, I decided to purchase a vehicle and drive the rest of my tour, as I absolutely loathe flying. I'm also very excited to get to see this beautiful country of ours. I bought a 2006 Ford Escape and I'm thrilled to hit the road in it.