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Joshua's Journey

A site for LGBT youth and our allies.

Joshua's Journey

A site for LGBT youth and our allies.

Human Dignity + Compassion = PEACE

Hello and welcome to my website! This is a place where I write about things in general such as my life, my interests, my beliefs, my family, my friends, and about any and all topics of interest. I enjoy life, love, and people so there will be topics devoted to this as well. I am also gay and very proud of it so a majority of my website and its topics will be devoted to this topic. I truly believe that we are all born who we are and that our sexuality is not a choice. I know that I was born gay and that I did not choose to be gay. I also believe that no matter what our sexuality is we are all just being ourselves which is always a wonderful thing to be. We are all unique individuals and that is what helps make this world such a beautiful and diverse place. ~ Joshua

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 Most Recent Postings

                           October 01, 2014

10/01/14 Welcome to October everyone! Wait! What?! Is it really October already?! Time seems to go by so quickly at times! 

Welcome Week at college has been wonderful so far! I have been attending a lot of the orientations as well as other events. I have attended dances, dinners, dining with the professors, seeing a performance by a hypnotist, and many other wonderful events. Today one of the events I will be attending is for LGBT and I am looking very forward to that! Another event today that I will be attending is having S'mores on the beach. I love S'mores too! :P.

I want to remind everyone that my TrevorSpace group will meet tonight at the designated time and I look forward to seeing all of you there! Have a beautiful day everyone and I will see you tonight! ~ Joshua 

                                              September 29, 2014

09/29/14 Here is hoping everyone had a wonderful weekend and that you have a wonderful week! We all have times in our lives that things do not always seem to go as we had hoped for or planned. We all come to a "journey" at some point in our lives that leaves us with many mixed emotions and feelings. Today is such a day for me.

Yesterday was my last regularly scheduled day at work and I already miss it. I love working where I do and actually enjoyed going there every day. Waking up this morning knowing that yesterday was my last workday of the summer season leaves me feeling kind of somber. 

Today is also the first day of the Fall quarter at college which I am very excited about but also have mixed feelings about as well. I love school and I have been looking forward to this day all summer. I know, I'm a geek for loving school :P. But there are circumstances happening in my life at this moment that leave some questions as to my direction and "journey" I am currently going through. 

There are numerous events happening in my life right now that I must contend with on my "journey." But I know it is important to face these events with a positive and optimistic attitude and outlook. Whatever your "journey" may be, please always approach things with a positive and optimistic attitude and outlook too! ~ Joshua

                                  September 27, 2014

            "I feel pretty. oh, so pretty, I feel pretty and witty and..." 
                                           gay :)

I'm just being silly this morning but I am feeling pretty in pink today ;). 
I just wanted to emphasize that no matter what your sexuality is and who you are, always be proud of you! We all face trials and tribulations in our lives. We all face other people that may not accept us for who we are. There may be times that we all feel like we cannot truly be the person we are and who we are meant to be. There are times that we may even face this from our parents, friends, and classmates. From the people we trust and rely on the most. 

But please know that there are people that love you and that you can rely on. You may find this type of love and support from a parent, a family member, a friend, from support groups, or from the least expected person or place. As cliche as it may sound, things do get better. I recently met someone that shows me and gives me this type of love and support. Our meeting has changed my life and he gives me true unconditional love and support and allows me to truly be who I am and loves me for me, all of me. He has completely changed my life and he means everything to me! Just please always be yourself and always be proud of who you are! ~ Joshua

"I feel stunning
And entrancing,
Feel like running and dancing for joy,
For I'm loved
By a pretty wonderful boy!"

                            September 25, 2014

09/25/14 Hello everyone! I just wanted to thank everyone that attended my TrevorSpace group last night! It was a wonderful turnout and I sincerely appreciate all of your wonderful participation! I want to thank everyone for all of the wonderful messages that you sent. I am in the process of replying to all of them now. Please be patient with me and I promise to answer all of them as fast as possible.


"When you finally embrace the gift of your sexual orientation it IS the end; the end of shame, fear, and oppression. You leave the darkness of the closet and begin a life of honesty, authenticity, and freedom" ~ Anthony Venn-Brown

                                             September 24, 2014

09/24/14 I just wanted to let everyone know my TrevorSpace group will meet tonight at the designated time and I look forward to seeing everyone there! James, Adam, and I have prepared a special Autumn-themed presentation, so please bring your apple cider and seasonal delicacies ;).

Sorry this update is a little short, but I am running a little behind this morning (or is it I have a little behind? haha I'm a dork). See all of you tonight! ~ Joshua

                                        September 19, 2014

09/19/14 I wanted to thank everyone that attended my TrevorSpace group this past Tuesday. I am extremely sorry that I was unable to attend, but James and Adam said everything went extremely well and it was a wonderful meeting.

It is hard to believe how fast this month is going by. It is only ten more days until classes start back at college which I am looking forward to. It was a wonderful Summer and I am looking forward to the official first day of Autumn which is fast-approaching. This is one of my favorite times of year that I always look forward to. 

   Always be proud of who you are! You are unique, special, and loved! 

 

"In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation" ~ Simone De Beauvoir

                                              September 15, 2014

09/15/14 Hello everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and I wish all of you a wonderful week! I had to work this weekend and I was really busy and involved with a lot of things, so I am sorry I wasn't able to update over the weekend like I usually try to do.

I had a message from someone in my email this morning that really touched my heart. I am more than willing to help you with that situation and do anything I possibly can. The email address you provided bounced back as being unable to deliver. Please contact me again and I will do anything I can for you regarding that. It was signed by Andrew so if this is you, please message me again.

My TrevorSpace group will meet at the designated time tomorrow and I look forward to seeing everyone there! The theme and topic will be 'Pressures on Gay Teens and Coping With Them.' Many of you have requested this and James, Adam, and I have put together a presentation which will include a movie that I hope and feel will be beneficial to all. 

Have a beautiful day/night everyone and I will update again as soon as possible! ~ Joshua

 

"The pressures on gay teens can be overwhelming - to keep secrets, tell lies, deny who you are, and try to be who you're not. Remember: you are special and worth being cared about , loved, and accepted just as you are. Never, ever let anyone convince you otherwise" ~ Alex Sanchez

                                  September 10, 2014

09/10/14 I just wanted to make a quick update thanking everyone that attended my TrevorSpace group this past Sunday. The turnout was better than I expected because of the last minute time change and I thank everyone for their wonderful participation! I am in the process of responding to your requests as of this moment.

I also just wanted to let everyone know that James, Adam, and I are doing well. We have all been involved in quite a lot lately but everything is going well for all of us. James has been taking his surfing lessons very seriously and has become such a wonderful surfer! Adam has been very involved with his music lessons and helping me with everything I need to do. He truly is such a wonderful inspiration in my life and my best friend in the world! I have been busy with work and all of my other responsibilities. There are numerous things in my life going on right now so I sincerely apologize if I have not responded to your message as of yet and for not updating as much as I would always like to. 

Have a beautiful day/night everyone and please remember each and every one of you are loved, cared for, and truly special! ~ Joshua

 

"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies" ~ Aristotle

                                                      September 07, 2014

09/07/14 "Don't be afraid to be gay, if you're happy then don't allow people's beliefs or opinions get you down, because in the end it's your life and your rules." ~ Ryan Davies

My TrevorSpace group for tonight will meet at 11:00 pm PDT instead of the usual designated time. I am sorry for the last minute change and notification, but other unexpected plans have come up for today. A mass email has been sent notifying everyone of this change as well. I look forward to seeing all of you tonight!
~ Joshua

                                                 September 05, 2014

09/05/14 "A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality. I replied with another question: 'Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?' We must always consider the person." ~ Pope Francis

                                                September 04, 2014

09/04/14 "I think in the end, you would have stayed with me, out of obligation...or maybe comfort. Maybe I was safe to you, and you needed to feel that. I know how scared you get of the unknown. To you...I must be kind of a security blanket. Do you see now, how that doesn't work for me? I don't want to be there, simply because the idea of me being gone is too...scary. I want to be someone's everything. I want fire and passion, and love that's returned, equally. I want to be someone's heart...Even if it means breaking my own." ~ S.C. Stephens, Thoughtless

Please always keep the above quote in mind if you have ever been hurt by a loved one. Things do not always work out as one hopes for or wishes. But remember that you are always loved by someone, even if you have been hurt by someone you thought loved you ~ Joshua

                                             September 03, 2014

09/03/14 Where is the summer going?! It is hard to believe it is September already! My thoughts now are turning to the college semester starting soon and the Fall. I am looking forward to getting back to college and the classes starting! I have enjoyed my break tremendously but I do love school. I know, I am a geek that way :P. I also look forward to the Fall season. It is one of my favorite times of the year! New styles, cool nights, Fall foliage, seasonal delicacies, Halloween, and just the atmosphere make the Fall season one of my favorite times of the year!

Have a beautiful day everyone and have the most wonderful Fall season ever! ~ Joshua

 

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly above the earth seeking the successive autumns" ~ George Eliot

                              August 31, 2014

08/31/14 I am feeling pretty in pink today ;). No matter who you are and what your sexuality is, please always remember that you are very special and loved because you are you! No matter what difficulties you may be going through because of your sexuality, please know that you are special and unique and always be proud of the person that you are! We all face difficulties at times throughout our "journey" in life. But please know that you always have my love and support and the love and support of the LGBT community at all times. ~ Joshua

 

"Never be bullied into silence" ~ Harvey Fierstein

                                               August 28, 2014

08/28/14 Hello everyone! It is so hard to believe that August is almost over and we are fast approaching the Labor Day weekend! This summer is going by quickly, too fast! Whatever your plans are for this Labor Day weekend, please enjoy them, have fun, and be safe!

I want to thank everyone that attended my TrevorSpace group this past Saturday and I appreciate all of your wonderful participation! We will meet this Saturday at the designated and normal time so please plan on attending. I look forward to seeing all of you there!

Have a beautiful day everyone and I will update again soon! Sorry this one is a little short, but I have to leave to work now. A personal message to Devon: I am the one that thanks you and thank you so very much for that lovely gift! It really touches my heart! ♥ ~ Joshua

 

"Peace of mind comes when your life is in harmony with true principles and values and in no other way" ~ Stephen Covey

                          August 23, 2014

08/23/14 Happy weekend everyone! I want to thank everyone for all of their positive messages that I have received regarding my latest uploaded video! I really appreciate all of your comments and compliments regarding how much you love my rendition of that song! But believe me, it took me several attempts before I performed it like that :P.

My TrevorSpace group will meet tonight one hour later than scheduled so please plan accordingly. I have to work today and I hate working weekends :P. But I do love my job so I can't complain too much :).

Have a beautiful day and a beautiful and safe weekend and I will see you tonight! ~ Joshua

                                     August 18, 2014

08/18/14 Hello everyone! I just wanted to make a quick update to let everyone know that James, Adam, and I had a wonderful time at Disneyland! We spent the entire weekend there and we all had such an awesome time! We look forward to going back at some point in the future!

I also want to thank everyone that attended my TrevorSpace group this past Friday! The turnout was wonderful and I sincerely appreciate all of your participation! I have received a lot of positive messages regarding the movie shown and I will reply to all of them as fast as I possibly can. I will also conduct a search and see if I can locate a copy of the movie for those of you that requested it.

Have a beautiful day everyone and I will update again as soon as I possibly can! ~ Joshua

 

"The important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself"
` Gore Vidal

                          August 15, 2014

08/15/14 Hello everyone! Happy Friday and happy weekend! I want to wish everyone a very happy and safe weekend! James, Adam, and I will be going to Disneyland tomorrow and I am so excited! It will be the first time visiting there and all three of us are looking forward to it so much! I love Mickey! :P.

I will be conducting my TrevorSpace group tonight at the designated time and I look forward to seeing everyone there! It is popcorn and movie night so please plan accordingly. James, Adam, and I will have our webcam on and we invite you to do the same while we all cuddle together and watch the movie! Have a beautiful day everyone and I look forward to seeing you tonight! ~ Joshua

                                               August 12, 2014

08/12/14 Good morning everyone! James, Adam, and I had such a wonderful time in Mexico! I am in the process of uploading some pictures and videos I took and I hope everyone enjoys them! 

I had a personal message from someone that was in my inbox when I returned that really affected me and touched my heart. He is still in the closet and struggling with his sexuality. He is extremely depressed and feels that he has no one to turn to for help and guidance so he reached out to me. He included his phone number in the message so I called him. We spoke on the phone for almost two hours. It was a wonderful experience for us both and he was very thankful for the help and advice I was able to give him. I am the one that is thankful though because it was my honor and privilege to be able to help him and offer some advice.

I implore all of you to always please help anyone that reaches out to you for any type of assistance and is seeking some sort of help. If we all try to help each other we can make things so much better for all LGBT. One of the main reasons for my website is to help other LGBT youth and our allies in any possible way that I can. It was reassuring that I was able to help him and I will always continue to do so. I just want to make a positive difference in this world and I ask that everyone please try and do the same. Together we can open up new doors and make things so much better for all LGBT! ~ Joshua

                                    August 07, 2014

08/07/14 Hello everyone! I just wanted to make a quick update to thank everyone that attended my TrevorSpace this past Monday. The turnout was wonderful and I sincerely thank all of you for your participation! I also want to thank you for all of the positive messages and feedback received for Adam's presentation and the surprise James and I had for you! I just uploaded that video to the Members Only area for your further enjoyment ;). 

Have a beautiful day everyone and I will try to update again before James, Adam, and I go to Mexico this weekend! ~ Joshua

"If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise"
Johann von Goethe

                                               August 04, 2014

08/04/14 It is still hard to believe it is August already. This summer seems to be going by so quickly and it is already getting close to the Fall quarter beginning at college. James and I have been completely enjoying our summer and having a wonderful time. But as most of you know, I love school so I am looking forward to returning for the Fall quarter. Hey! I am a dork when it comes to such things! :P

James, Adam, and I will be going down to Mexico this coming weekend to have one last "mini-vacation" before school begins again. We had a wonderful time the first time we went there so I am looking forward to our return! 

My TrevorSpace group will meet tonight at the designated time. Adam has prepared a special presentation which I know everyone will love! James and I have a surprise planned as well which I hope everyone likes ;). Have a beautiful day everyone and I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible tonight! ~ Joshua

                             August 02, 2014

08/02/14 Good morning everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful week and I wish all of you the best weekend ever! I just wanted to make a quick update to let everyone know that things are going extremely well! It has been an extremely busy but enjoyable week for me. My week was exhausting because of my work schedule and everything else. But all things considered it was a wonderful week and I look forward to a wonderful weekend! 

I wish all of you the most wonderful weekend ever and please enjoy yourselves and have a wonderful time! ~ Joshua

"I wanted to be out so I could relax and be me" ~ Melissa Etheridge

                                      July 26, 2014

07/26/14 Happy weekend everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful week and I wish all of you a great and safe weekend! My week was wonderful although very exhausting. I worked 12 hour days all week which was very exhausting but enjoyable at the same time. I was doing overtime because one of my friends and coworkers took this week off and I agreed to fill in for him. But I love my job so I can't complain too much!

James, Adam, and I are going to spend the majority of today at the Santa Rosa Plateau. We have a friend that lives in the area and we were invited by him to spend the day there. I have never been there yet but from what he has said, it sounds like it will be an amazing and beautiful place to visit! Have a beautiful day and a wonderful weekend everyone! ~ Joshua

                                                           July 22, 2014


07/22/14 Many of you have been asking for further information requesting how to be more involved in the campaign to prevent and stop the bullying of other LGBT youth. There are quite a few wonderful organizations that specifically provide wonderful information regarding this topic. 


One of the best organizations regarding this topic is "Stop Bullying". This site provides excellent information on how someone can be more involved in stopping the bullying of LGBT youth as well as any individual that faces bullying.


Another great site is "Pacer". Their site provides excellent information regarding the topic of bullying and how someone can become involved to help prevent and stop bullying. Their site contains valuable resources in regards to the issue of bullying and has excellent sources of help available regarding this issue. ~ Joshua



http://www.stopbullying.gov/


http://www.pacer.org/bullying/


"With ignorance comes fear - from fear comes bigotry. Education is the key to acceptance" ~ Kathleen Patel


                                  July 19, 2014

07/19/14 Hello everyone! I just wanted to thank everyone that attended my TrevorSpace group this past Thursday! The turnout was awesome and I thank all of you for your wonderful participation! I also thank everyone for all of their positive comments and feedback regarding the movie and the presentation.

I have to work today and I hate working weekends! But I love my job and working with the mammals so I can't complain too much. It wouldn't help if I did anyways :P. James and Adam are coming with me to enjoy the day so it shouldn't be too bad knowing they are going to be there too.

Adam has settled in comfortably and acts as though he is a native of San Diego :P. I'm really glad that he has settled in so quickly and it's wonderful having him here with us! Have a beautiful day everyone and please always remember to be the person that you are and be proud of who you are! ~ Joshua

                                       July 15, 2014

07/15/14 Good morning everyone! Adam arrived safely on Saturday and it is so wonderful having him here! I really missed him a lot and it is awesome that he is living with James and I now! He has settled in comfortably and has already fallen in love with San Diego. We have spent the past couple of days showing him a few of our favorite places that we love to hang out at. Mainly the beach so far :P. It will be a very busy week showing him some of the other places we go to a lot and some of the sites here. But I will try and update again as soon as possible.

My TrevorSpace group will meet Thursday night at the designated time and I look forward to seeing all of you there! We will be showing a special movie presentation that I'm sure everyone will enjoy! My part-time seasonal summer job is going along extremely well and I love working there! I uploaded some videos of some of the mammals for everyone to see. Have a beautiful day everyone and always be proud of who you are! ~ Joshua

                                                   July 10, 2014

07/10/14 Hello everyone! James and I and a couple of our friends are going to Knott's Berry Farm to spend the day there which should be really fun and exciting!  This will be the first opportunity to visit there since moving here and I am really excited! I will take some pictures and videos and upload them for everyone to see.

Adam is flying in on Saturday to live with James and I and I am so very excited! I have talked to him and Skyped with him almost every day since moving here, but I have still missed him so much! It will be wonderful to have him living with us and I just want to publicly thank his parents for allowing him to move here!

We are leaving to Knott's Berry Farm now so I will update again as soon as possible. Have a beautiful day everyone and remember to always be proud of who you are and do not change for anyone! ~ Joshua

                                              July 06, 2014

07/06/14 Good morning everyone! I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful Fourth of July! James and I and some of our friends had a great time! We spent the day having a barbecue and then going to the beach to swim. After that we watched the fireworks display which was awesome! I uploaded a couple of new videos from our Fourth of July celebration. I am really interested in your comments and feedback regarding the second video :P. Once you see my facial expressions and the context of the video you will understand :P.

My TrevorSpace group will meet tonight at the designated time and I look forward to seeing everyone there! Have a great day and I will see you tonight! ~ Joshua

                                 July 02, 2014

07/02/14 Hello everyone! I just wanted to make a quick update to let everyone know that I am alright and things are going extremely well. I have been receiving a lot of messages of concern but I promise you everything is alright. I'm truly sorry I have been a little slow in my updates and responses but I have just been really busy and enjoying my summer break.

James and I have been enjoying our vacation and we are having a wonderful time! The most important news as of this moment is now that Adam has graduated High School, he will be moving here and living with James and I! It took some convincing on my part to let his parents agree to this but they finally said yes! Even though we talk to each other almost everyday on Skype I have missed him so much. It will be wonderful having him here and living with us! 

Have a beautiful day everyone and I will update again as soon as possible! ~ Joshus

                                                  June 23, 2014

06/23/14 Good morning everyone! I am truly sorry I haven't updated for awhile. I have been extremely busy lately and a lot has been taking place in my life. There have been quite a few events taking place that I would like to catch you up on since everyone has been sending messages requesting this. The Spring Quarter at college ended on June 13, 2014 and right now I am enjoying my summer break. I already miss the daily routine of going to classes but as most of you know I love school and I am just a nerd that way :P.

James and I traveled down to Tijuana for the weekend after the Spring Quarter ended and we had such a wonderful time! It was the first time we have been to Mexico and to be honest I was a little nervous and apprehensive about going at first. But we both had a marvelous time and everyone I met was so friendly and helpful. I am in the process of uploading some of the videos and pictures we took to the Members area as of this moment. 

James and I also bought a new bedroom set for our master bedroom which is very beautiful if I do say so myself :). I will show it to everyone on our next TrevorSpace meeting. Speaking of that, the next meeting will be this Wednesday at the designated time and I look forward to seeing everyone there! There will be a special surprise movie presentation and my webcam will be on the entire time so please have yours on too.

James and I have been progressing very well in our surfing lessons too. James really has become so wonderful at surfing and he is doing so well. He also looks very sexy in his wetsuit ;). We have been spending a lot of our time at the beach and as most of you know I love swimming and being at the beach is one of my most favorite places to be.

We are going to one of our friend's houses today for a pool party, dinner, and get-together. It is planned as sort of a pre Fourth of July celebration. I will update again as soon as possible and I look forward to seeing all of you Wednesday night! Have a beautiful day and week everyone! ~ Joshua

Happy



Father's



Day!

 

                                                               June 15, 2014


Wishing my dad and everyone a very Happy Father's Day!

      

 

        

  CELEBRATE  

 

 

 

 

       GAY 

 

 

 

 

     PRIDE!

 

 

 

 

 

                                                           June 05, 2014


06/05/14 This time of year numerous communities throughout the country as well as the world celebrate gay pride with gay pride fests and events in June and July.  Gay Pride Fest is where individuals of all sexualities can come together, celebrate their sexuality, and be who they are. The majority of the people that I know will be in attendance no matter what their sexuality is: gay, straight, bisexual, asexual, autosexual, polysexual, demisexual, or any other sexuality. Along with the majority of my friends my boyfriend and I will also be attending Gay Pride Fest. 


Gay pride and being proud of the person that you are is something that should be celebrated all year long. But it is at this time of year that the opportunity presents itself more so than ever to everyone. My boyfriend and I attended our first gay pride fest two years ago in St. Louis and it was an amazing and wonderful time. We are looking forward to attending Gay Pride Fest here in San Diego. If your community is having a gay pride fest or event I highly recommend that you attend. It is a wonderful opportunity for all sexualities to come together and celebrate gay pride, our diversities, our differences, and our similarities. It is a wonderful time to be who you are no matter what your sexuality and to share this experience with people of all sexualities, races, nationalities, and cultures. Have pride in who you are no matter what your sexuality is and celebrate your sexuality no matter what it is all of the time! ~ Joshua

June 01, 2014



Go


Barefoot


Day!

06/01/14 Traditionally today is recognized as Barefoot Day in many locations. It is a day to help support a wonderful cause by the organization Souls4Souls. This organization helps those that are less fortunate by collecting shoes and clothing and donating them to those in need. Please click on the button below to be taken to their website to learn more about their organization.

It is also a day just to celebrate and have the opportunity to take off your shoes and go barefoot and show off your bare feet.  Enjoy today and go barefoot and show off your feet! ~ Joshua

Please also remember that Barefoot Sunday takes place July 27, 2014 as well as every Sunday in July and help support Souls4Soles if you possibly can. 

Get up and dance and have fun with "Barefootin" by Robert Parker!

                                      May 30, 2014

05/30/14 Happy weekend everyone! This week went by extremely fast and there have been wonderful moments and horrible moments. My aunt passed away on Tuesday and I have been really depressed and upset about that. We were extremely close so it has been difficult. Everything else is going extremely well though. College is going wonderfully and it is hard to believe that the last day of classes for this quarter is already starting to approach. James and I have been very involved and busy with many activities during this past week and we have enjoyed all of them. James is becoming very proficient in his surfing abilities and has taken to it like a natural. I really think it's wonderful how quickly he is becoming skilled at it even though I am still much better :P. Just being silly my love! :D. 

Have a beautiful day everyone and I will update again as soon as I possibly can! ~ Joshua

                                            May 28, 2014

05/28/14 Good morning everyone! For those of you that celebrate it, I hope you had the best Memorial Day weekend ever! James and I and some of our friends had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! I will upload some pictures and videos I took of our time at the zoo and at the concert tonight when I have time. I am running a little behind schedule right now and I have to get ready to leave to college. But I just wanted to say that my TrevorSpace group will meet tonight at the designated time and I look forward to seeing all of you there! Have a beautiful day and I will see you tonight! ~ Joshua 


Happy




Memorial




Day!

May 26, 2014

05/26/14 Happy Memorial Day everyone! Please take the time to honor and remember those that lost their lives serving in our country's armed forces. 

05/26/14 James and I and some of our friends went to the San Diego zoo on Saturday. We all had a wonderful time and it was a beautiful experience! The zoo here is amazing and if you ever have the opportunity to visit it I highly recommend it. Yesterday we went to one of our friend's houses and had a barbecue and spent the majority of the day on the beach and swimming. Today James, myself, and some of our friends are going to Coronado to spend the day and partake in the outdoor concert tonight.

Whatever your plans are for this Memorial Day please have fun and be safe!
~ Joshua

                                                   May 23, 2014

05/23/14 Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful week and for those of you that celebrate Memorial Day I wish all of you a very wonderful and safe weekend! Whatever your plans may be for this weekend make it a very safe and enjoyable time. James and I along with some of our friends will be going to the San Diego zoo tomorrow and I am very excited about that! It will be the first opportunity I have been able to go there since moving here. And most of you know I am working on my degree in DVM because of my love and passion for animals so I am really looking forward to going to the zoo! 

I want to thank everyone that attended my TrevorSpace group last night. It was a wonderful turnout and I really appreciate your participation and how involved everyone was. I also want to thank all of you for your wonderful compliments regarding the video tour of our apartment. It took a lot of time and effort, not to mention expense, to furnish it the way James and I wanted. I was amazed at how many of you sent me messages saying how spacious and beautiful it is and I really appreciate all of your kind words! I also want to thank everyone for such wonderful remarks regarding the song Adam and I performed last night. It really means a lot to me and touches my heart!

I will update again as soon as possible and I want to wish all of you again a very safe and wonderful Memorial Day weekend! ~ Joshua

                                                   May 21, 2014

05/21/14 Good morning everyone! I just wanted to thank everyone for all of their positive messages and feedback regarding the new video I uploaded to the "Members" area! Adam and I worked very hard on learning that song for you since so many people requested it. James was being a dork during the recording of it so it was difficult to keep a straight face during the performance. I am sure you noticed that by my facial expressions in the video :P. 

I also want to thank everyone for all of their wonderful suggestions as to the content you want to see on my "This 'N That" page. I will start adding the suggested content as soon as I possibly can. Have a beautiful day everyone and I look forward to seeing all of you tomorrow during my TrevorSpace group meeting! ~ Joshua


May 11, 2014





Ban


Conversion 


Therapy


05/11/14 I am very active and involved with the "It Gets Better Project". I received an email on Thursday and a phone call on Friday regarding the so-called "conversion therapy". This is a very dangerous, harmful, and detrimental process that foolishly attempts to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. The "It Gets Better Project" in association with the NCLR (National Center for Lesbian Rights) have joined forces to educate lawmakers, advocates, and the general public that conversion therapy is harmful and must be banned to protect the well being of LGBT youth. If you or a loved one has been subjected to conversion therapy, the link below is a place to share your story. It has been proven that first-hand experiences in California and New Jersey have led to successful campaigns which makes the ultimate difference in ending this outrageous and harmful conversion therapy. Please share your story and together let's put an end to conversion therapy. ~ Joshua 



Happy



Mother's



Day!

 Happy Mother's Day!
Today is Mother's Day! I want to wish my mom a very special, wonderful, and Happy Mother's Day! I also want to wish a Happy Mother's Day to all moms out there and I hope it is a special and wonderful day for all of you! ~ Joshua

                                         May 03, 2014

05/03/14 Happy weekend everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful week and I want to wish all of you a very happy and safe weekend! My parents and brother flew in last night and they are spending the weekend here for a visit. It is wonderful to see them and have them here! They also brought my cat Shadow with them and I am so very happy to be reunited with her! I really missed her since I moved here and I was so worried about her being on that long flight but she is alright and safe! 

I uploaded the new video that was requested to the "Members Only" section and I really hope you enjoy viewing it! I'm sorry in advance for my laughing at what may seem like inappropriate moments but James was being silly and was making me laugh as I was recording it :P.

I am not sure of my exact schedule for today as of yet with my parents and brother being here but my TrevorSpace group will meet tonight at the designated time. If I am unable to host it Adam will be in charge. Please plan on attending and I hope to see everyone there! Have a beautiful day and weekend everyone! ~ Joshua



Happy



Easter



Everyone!




04/20/14 Happy Easter everyone! Just wishing you and yours a very happy Easter! For those of you that celebrate this holiday make it the best Easter ever and enjoy the day! 
~ Joshua

                             April 6, 2014

04/06/14 A lot of you have been asking how to actively stay involved and receive support now that the school year is over or almost over in many communities. The Gay-Straight Alliance in many communities remains active even when the school year is over. In addition, many communities have a LGBT club. Both of these are great places to remain involved with and to receive support from other LGBT youth and our allies. I have provided links below to help you locate the closest Gay-Straight Alliance and LGBT club in your area. If you need sources of additional support or further information please contact me and I am always glad to help in any way possible. ~ Joshua

(Please click on the buttons to be taken directly to their website.)

                                March 20, 2014

             San Diego!

James and I made it safely to San Diego! It was a long but beautiful drive from Arizona to here and we are both so very glad we decided to drive! It gave us the opportunity to see many beautiful sights along the way which we will both always treasure! Today will be an extremely busy day for us. We have to meet with property management in a couple of hours to receive the keys to our apartment and the movers are scheduled to arrive this afternoon with our furniture and everything. The weekend will be quite busy too organizing our apartment and buying the things we will need. I will also be busy preparing for the Spring Quarter at college. But I will update and keep you informed as much as I possibly can during this very busy but wonderful time in my life. I want to thank everyone for all of your best wishes during our long journey across America and they all touched my heart! Have a beautiful day everyone and I will update again as soon as possible! ~ Joshua

                                March 18, 2014

03/18/14 Arizona is beautiful! James, his relatives, and I had such a wonderful time seeing the Grand Canyon yesterday! If you have not seen it yet and ever have the opportunity I highly suggest it. I took a lot of pictures and some of them are below. I also took some videos and I have uploaded some of them to the "Members Only" section. Please do not laugh at me in the third video, but I am afraid of heights :P. James was being silly and my fear of heights shows by the expression on my face in that video :P. 

We will be leaving on our third and final part of our journey which is from here to San Diego first thing tomorrow morning. I will try and update again as soon as I possibly can. I sincerely appreciate all of the best wishes I have received from everyone and I am replying to all of them as fast as I can. Please be patient until I am able to reply to everyone. I want to thank everyone that has expressed concern for my medical conditions as well. I want to assure everyone that I am alright and taking care of myself and James is making sure that all my medical requirements are being met. Have a beautiful day everyone! ~ Joshua

The Grand Canyon! 03/17/14

  • Leaving Denver!
    Leaving Denver!
  • Downhill...weeeee!
    Downhill...weeeee!
  • Arizona!
    Arizona!
  • It's a canyon and it's grand! Hence, the Grand Canyon!
    It's a canyon and it's grand! Hence, the Grand Canyon!
  • So beautiful and majestic!
    So beautiful and majestic!
  • Absolutely amazing view!
    Absolutely amazing view!
  • Truly breathtaking!
    Truly breathtaking!
  • It really is so beautiful and amazing!
    It really is so beautiful and amazing!
Leaving Denver!
Leaving Denver!

                                March 14, 2014
03/14/14 We made it safely to Colorado! It was a long first part of our journey but it was wonderful seeing the sites along the way. We are staying with one of my relatives for two days and then we will begin the second part of our journey which is Denver, CO to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. It was 850 miles to drive here but we are having a wonderful time and we are extremely happy we took this opportunity to drive. We took quite a few pictures and videos and I will upload them as soon as possible. I uploaded a few which are available below. Have a beautiful weekend everyone and I will update again as soon as possible! ~ Joshua

Arrival at Denver, CO!        Rocky Mountain National Park

            03/14/14                                  03/15/14

  • Pretty sky!
    Pretty sky!
  • A long road ahead!
    A long road ahead!
  • The long and winding road!
    The long and winding road!
  • Should I exit or go straight? Wait! I will never go straight! ;)
    Should I exit or go straight? Wait! I will never go straight! ;)
  • Mountains!
    Mountains!
  • More mountains!
    More mountains!
  • Even more mountains!
    Even more mountains!
  • Denver! Rocky mountain high! Colorado!
    Denver! Rocky mountain high! Colorado!
  • Let's go see those mountains!
    Let's go see those mountains!
  • Which one should we climb?!
    Which one should we climb?!
  • Very beautiful!
    Very beautiful!
  • Almost to the top!
    Almost to the top!
  • Can you spot the mountain goat?
    Can you spot the mountain goat?
  • Such a beautiful spot!
    Such a beautiful spot!
  • So very relaxing, peaceful, and beautiful!
    So very relaxing, peaceful, and beautiful!
Let's go see those mountains!
Let's go see those mountains!

Follow our route below:

St. Louis, MO to Denver, CO         Denver, Co to Grand Canyon, AZ

St. Louis, MO to Denver, CO
Denver, CO to Grand Canyon, AZ

Grand Canyon, AZ to San Diego, CA

Grand Canyon, AZ to San Diego, CA

St. Louis, MO to San Diego, CA: A 2063 mile journey!

                                      March 02, 2014

03/02/14 Welcome to my Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences night! Better known as Oscar night! For those of you attending please log into the "Members Only" section and be prepared for a wonderful night at the Oscars! We will all watch it together on webcams and there will be a lot of fun, surprises, and activities! I have received all of your nominees forms for your picks in the categories. The individual that correctly picked the most correct of the nominees in all categories will receive their choice of the listed prizes. Good luck to everyone and I look forward to a wonderful time together on Oscar night! ~ Joshua

                              February 18, 2014

02/18/14 A close personal friend of mine relayed to me today that he is having some difficulty being gay and still being in the closet. It can be such a difficult time and someone still in the closet can sometimes be overcome with overwhelming feelings. The pressures on gay teens can be very troublesome at times. Keeping secrets, telling lies, and denying things sometimes to those closest to you. Please just remember that everyone is special and worth being loved and cared for just as they are. There is no rush in coming out of the closet. This is something that each individual needs to carefully decide as to when to do this. But for those of you still in the closet, just know that you are loved and cared about and should be accepted just as you are. For the person that you are. Never let anyone convince you otherwise. ~ Joshua

                                                        February 07, 2014


02/07/14 Matt passed away yesterday and I feel so lost and devastated. We were at the hospital visiting him earlier in the day and he seemed his usual positive and upbeat self. His mom called me at 2:30am and told me what happened. I will always love you Matt and you will never be forgotten. ♥ ~ Joshua

Until We Meet Again, Rest In Peace

                                             Every End is a New Beginning


01/ 28/14 Every end is always a new beginning. I want to sincerely thank everyone that was there for me during my two weeks in the hospital. All of you that visited me and sent me messages of love and support touches my heart. I have received a lot of messages regarding what happened and I am in the process of responding to all of them. I want to assure everyone now though that my surgery was successful and I am on the path to a full recovery. For those of you that were and are there for me, I thank you with all my heart. I thought there would be one person always there for me but as it turns out, this in not the situation. He always promised me he would always be there for me and he is the last person on the face of this Earth I thought would lie to me and break a promise to me. People are sometimes very difficult to understand but he made his choice and decision and now I must make mine. 


                                            Every End is a New Beginning


I am required by my doctors to take it relatively easy for the next week or two. I will then have some medical tests that I must undergo to make sure I am completely healed and recovered from my surgery. I will then be embarking on a new beginning. This new beginning will be my move to another state for college and to pursue my degree in obtaining my DVM. I really thought the aforementioned person would be a part of this journey with me. But people are sometimes very difficult to understand. He made his choice and decision and now I am making mine.


                                          Every End is a New Beginning


My boyfriend James, my parents, my friends, and a lot of you that are members recommended that I inform the aforementioned person that anything we shared is now over. I sent him an email for closure two days ago and tonight I sent him an email saying goodbye. I am really glad I did because now I have closure and peace of mind. The aforementioned person lied to me on numerous occasions and argued and always wanted to fight on numerous occasions. He made comments that were extremely cruel, hateful, and mean-spirited. Things that could only be said by someone that really does not love me, care about me, or has any concern for me. I should have listened to everyone sooner and I should have seen the warning signs. He made his choice and decision and now I have made mine.


                                        Every End is a New Beginning


My boyfriend James and I can now concentrate fully on our relationship and the true unconditional love we share with each other without interference from the aforementioned person. I should have listened to my boyfriend from the very beginning and never let the aforementioned person come into my life to the extent that he did. Fortunately James is the most loving and caring guy and he understands things sometimes happen. I am forever thankful that James stayed with me and by my side the entire time. James and I will be moving soon to another state and living together and spending our lives together. James is the love of my life, my boyfriend, my soulmate, and my future husband. He is everything to me and I will never let anyone interfere with our love again. The aforementioned person taught me this valuable lesson. He made his choice and decision and I have now made mine and I am happy and at peace knowing I am with the true love of my life, my most beautiful James!



Happy Hew Year Everyone!

01/03/14 Happy New Year! I want to take a moment to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! I sincerely hope everyone had a very wonderful, beautiful, and safe Holiday Season and that you have a very safe and wonderful New Year! Please take a moment to reflect on all of the things that you personally experienced this past year and look forward to all of your experiences this year. Face each and every moment, no matter what it is, with a positive outlook and with gratitude and thanks. Always be proud of who you are because you are just being yourself which is always a wonderful thing to be! ~ Joshua




Honor



Christmas



All Year!

December 26, 2013

12/26/13 "I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future! The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. Oh Jacob Marley! Heaven, and the Christmas Time be praised for this. I say it on my knees, old Jacob, on my knees!" ~ Scrooge in 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens.


Merry



Christmas



Everyone!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

December 25, 2013

12/25/13 From our home to yours I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love"

 

  

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    Empowering Youth

          in Schools!

 

                                                     December 11, 2013

 

12/11/13 There are numerous ways in which love and support of of LGBT youth can be expressed. One of these ways is through a Gay-Straight Alliance. Other LGBT youth may want and need the extra support of someone and a way to reach out to others when needed. One of the best ways to find support and to talk with someone that understands what you may be thinking and feeling is through a Gay-Straight Alliance. I was very involved with the Gay-Straight Alliance at my school and always found it to be a wonderful place for support and to make new friends that understood what I was thinking and feeling.

 

A Gay-Straight Alliance at your school is a wonderful place to receive any support you may need and to find someone to talk to. It is a place to empower other LGBT and our allies in the fight against homophobia. If your school has a Gay-Straight Alliance I highly recommend that you join it no matter what your sexuality is. If your school does not have one, please seriously consider starting one. The link provided will give you all the information you need to start a Gay-Straight Alliance at your school. ~ Joshua

 

                                     https://www.gsanetwork.org/

 

                Empower yourself and always be proud of who you are!




          Happy


     Thanksgiving!

                                                                            November 25, 2013


11/25/13 As Thanksgiving is fast approaching I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! This is a time to express gratitude and to be thankful for our many blessings. This holiday in the United States commemorates and celebrates a harvest festival by the pilgrims in 1621 and is a time for family, relatives, and loved ones to get together and mark this occasion and to be thankful for their many blessings.


Even if you do not celebrate this holiday it is a wonderful time and opportunity to reflect upon all of the things each one of us has to be thankful for. We all have something we are thankful for and whatever it is that you may be personally thankful for take this opportunity to give thanks and express gratitude. I sincerely wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving and have a wonderful holiday! ~ Joshua

               PLEASE


                   BE


               PROUD


                   OF


         WHO YOU ARE!

                                                            August 11, 2013

08/11/13 I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend so far! My weekend is going well although it has been very involving. There are so many things I am involved with at the moment and one of them is my preparations for my upcoming move. This process has been very time-consuming and there are just so many things to do as I prepare to move to a different state for college. This entails things that are major to the small details. One of these small details was accomplished yesterday. My dad wanted me to have a new set of luggage so he took me to one of the local malls yesterday to purchase a new set even though I really didn't need one. The luggage I already had was perfectly fine, almost brand new and only a year old, but my dad insisted. That's just the way he is. But in the process I was able to purchase some other things and he treated me to a nice dinner out :). 

While we were at the mall yesterday we decided to have a quick snack in the food court. This is an area in the mall that a lot of other teenagers "hang-out" and socialize. I noticed there were two guys sitting at a table located not very far from us. They were both openly gay as they were hugging each other and kissing each other. I would estimate they were both in their very early twenties. Two other guys walked past them and said a very derogatory word in a very loud manner. I will not use that word on my site but it is very offensive to most gay people. I was completely shocked when I heard this and by the expressions on the faces of the two guys it was obvious they were too. It was also obvious by their expressions they both were hurt by this comment.

I am the type of person that usually stands up for what I believe in and I just couldn't sit there and watch something like this happen. I approached the guys that made this derogatory comment and said to them "why does it matter to you what their sexuality is"? One of them responded "are you a ****** too"? I said "yes and I am very proud of it". I further explained to them that a person's sexuality, no matter what sexuality, is something we are born with and is something to be proud of. I explained to them that it shouldn't matter to them or anyone else what a person's sexuality is because love is love no matter what. 

After my explanations, these two guys actually apologized to me as well as the other two guys that were at the table and walked away. While I may not necessarily condone having a direct confrontation with someone as I did, I do believe that we need to stop and prevent any type of bullying or verbal abuse of any type. If you witness any type of bullying or verbal abuse, please do what you can to stop it and prevent it. As a society we need to have respect for each other no matter what our sexuality or any other differences might be. And please always be proud of who you are! ~ Joshua

                                CELEBRATE!  EMBRACE!  LOVE!  PRIDE!


                                                         August 07, 2013

08/07/13 I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far! My week has been extremely busy but very enjoyable so far. My parents, brother, James, and I spent the night visiting with some of my relatives that live in a different city. We are having a wonderful time and it is a great opportunity for me to see a lot of my relatives that I probably will not have the opportunity to see again for quite awhile after my move. It is difficult preparing for my move and saying good bye to everyone. But at the same time I know I will be able to see them when I come back for breaks and Holidays.

I have posted the requested content in the "Members Only" page and I look forward to your feedback regarding it. My TrevorSpace group scheduled for today will take place at the designated time and I look forward to as many of you as possible attending. I want to thank Steve for helping me with the last group and a special thank you to Shane for your participation last time. The information you provided was extremely helpful to everyone! Have a beautiful day everyone and I will update again soon! ~ Joshua

 

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Quick Update Area

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Happy by Pharrell Williams

August 14, 2014

       August 01, 2014

The "Dog Days of August" are upon us. In these sultry days please try and stay as cool and comfortable as possible. Hey! I can be "sultry" so I think it should be the "Cat Days of August". I'm just being a dork everyone :P. But have a great August and stay as cool and comfortable as possible!

           May 11, 2014

05/11/14 History was made yesterday as the NFL's first openly gay player was drafted by the St. Louis Rams. Michael Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in a phone call Saturday, May 10, 2014. This is not only a historic moment for the NFL but for all LGBT everywhere. 

I am extremely proud that my hometown team of the St. Louis Rams made this decision and I am proud that St. Louis shows this kind of support for LGBT. I wish you the very best Michael Sam and thank you to the St. Louis Rams and St. Louis! ~ Joshua