The United States is failing victims of mass shootings.

Pulse Nightclub. June 12, 2016. Orlando, Florida. Gunman kills 50. Las Vegas. October 1, 2017. Las Vegas, Nevada. Gunman kills 58. Stoneman Douglas High School. February 14, 2018. Parkland, Florida. Gunman kills 17. Virginia Beach. May 31, 2019. Virginia Beach, Virginia. Gunman kills 13. Context This morning, I read about Scot Peterson being charged with…

New Art: Pride

President Barack Obama proclaimed June to be national LGBT Pride Month.  The President’s declaration made me think about a piece of art I created in 2007 titled Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (right).  Then, I considered majoring in psychology and was wildly fascinated by psychology of gender.  Under the tutelage of Dr. Ritts and Dr. Pierroutsakos, my studies encompassed various topics related to the LGBT…

Michael Sam: The Draft & “The Kiss”

NOTE:  I would like to first begin by saying that I believe the clip of Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend after being drafted into the NFL runs too long. I believe the media’s extended take and subsequent, unedited airing created an artificial feeling that some have construed as a “gay agenda” publicity stunt. Michael Sam…