As an outreach worker, many will see you and think "Wow, what an easy job." It is so much more than what most see however. The goal of an HIV Outreach Worker is to give people safer sex supplies and to get people tested, and linked in to care. When HIV/AIDS hit in the 1980's… Continue reading The life of an Outreach Worker
For the previous 10 years or so, I have decided that I want to adopt a child or children. Starting a family takes a great amount of time, consideration and of course money. I like to think that I will be a good father, as I had such an amazing example to look up to.… Continue reading Adoption, why it’s important to me
While I was working for the non-profit organization in Austin, I wanted to make a little extra cash, so I got a job at a bar. The bar was called Cockpit, and it was located too far away from the other gay bars to get much of a regular crowd. The manager asked me one night… Continue reading The Incident at the Cockpit
Keri Marie Kruse Gavit, My mom. She was an Inspiration, a Hard Worker, a Loving Wife, Daughter and Mother, a Creative & Talented Person, and so much more. My mom would pick me up from elementary school in her bright white Geo Metro. She would always ask how my day was and was genuinely interested in… Continue reading Mom
Every year OUT Magazine, along with Here Media, host the OUT 100 Awards. This award ceremony is dedicated to the top people around the world who have helped the LGBTQ community thrive and advanced the fight for rights over the past year. Getting prepared for the event takes months of hard work and tireless effort… Continue reading The OUT 100 Awards
In 2007 I was working at The Q, and had been for the past 2 years. There was no opportunity for growth, and I was feeling stagnant in my position. I decided I wanted a change, so I weighed my options and decided on becoming a Flight Attendant. I loved to travel, and I wanted a… Continue reading Excuse me Stewardess, is there a movie on this flight?
In 2007 I made the move from Austin Texas to Boston Massachusetts. I got a job working at The MALE Center, part of the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, as the Outreach & Education Coordinator. This position was very similar to my previous job in Austin, but with the much better location of being in… Continue reading The MALE Center Experience