Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Steve Schalchlin

I was just reading the Ex Gay Watch Blog and stumbled across this article within the personal blog/website of Steve Schalchlin, a gay Christian who struggles with a fundamentalist past & upbringing just like I do. The article encompasses some of his experiences with stereotypical Texas religious zealots, and may I add that he handled them very gracefully... with more composure than I would have been able to muster given the same situation. On top of all this, Steve is HIV positive and does not know how much longer he has. This makes me feel selfish for thinking that I have it rough sometimes.

The video featured above this post was written and produced by Steve. It is minimalistic, poignant, and a lot of food for thought. The music is beautiful too. I'd heavily encourage you to watch it and think about what it says.

Steve, if you ever stumble across this, please know that you are one of my few heroes.


SteveSchalchlin said...

Thank you so much for linking to my song. And thank you also for saying such kind words about me. I like your blog and will link to you from mine. It seems like your heart is really in the right place and that you are doing your best to live your life with integrity. We need more of that in this world.

nonsequitur said...

Thanks Steve, likewise I am glad to see (from your blog) that there are others in this world who live their life true to themselves and with integrity. It gives me faith that there are more out there. Keep the faith and stay creative ;).