Blair’s Reaction To Being Attacked For Being Gay

"I am not a very physical person. I think if I punched a fly, I'd break my fist. I don't really do fighting." Earlier this year […]

From Child Laborer to Well-known Speaker on Volunteerism and Education

Hasan Al-Akraa had a good life in Aleppo, Syria. His family owned a big house but the war changed all that. In 2011, they fled to […]

It’s Not About Cake. It’s About Equal Dignity

We were married in 2013. Let me tell you the story about our wedding cake. The picture on the left shows our cake as it arrived […]

Welcome To Pride Month 2018!

This year we’re flying the rainbow flag over our home 24/7 during the month of June. I’d been thinking about it for a while, especially after […]

From Diversity To Sameness, A PRIDE Meditation

It is Pride season again, and on Saturday I was at the Pride event in Long Beach CA to help out the San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ […]

In The News – 2nd Annual ProjectQ Fundraiser Ball

Every other Monday, ProjectQ’s founder Madin Lopez takes a trip out to the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s homeless youth center. While there, they cut hair for […]

Joy Reid’s Apology to the LGBT Community

Joy Reid – Screen capture from MSNBC “I look back today at some of the ways I’ve talked casually about people and gender identity and sexual orientation […]

Day of Silence 2018

“Today is GLSEN’s #dayofsilence Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life. Define yourself! I stand […]

Photo Booth Videos

One Million – Kids For Equality Event April 21, 2018

2018 BIG TICKET Grand Prize Package! 

The BIG TICKET Grand Prize Package Includes: • Airfare for 2 from the West Coast hosted by Meet Hawaii, the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau • […]

What Did I Do To Be So Different?

I’ve found that one of the by-products of working with others to share their stories is that memories begin to surface. A year or so ago […]

2018 Event Community Partners

The TransLatin@ Coalition advocates for the specific needs of the Trans Latin@ community, planning strategies that improve their quality of life. Their drop-in center in Los […]

Who wants to go to the Big Island?

Our Big Island Adventure package includes: – Airfare for two (up to $1,400) between California and Hawaii hosted by Meet Hawai’i – Three nights hosted by […]

Public Service Announcement

The Personal Stories Project stands with our trans brothers and sisters who are currently serving and those who wish to serve in the United States Armed […]

Why I Loved “Love, Simon” (and why you should see it)

Photo credit: The New York Times By Charles Chan Massey, March 15, 2018 We’d been invited to several screenings of “Love, Simon,” the new movie adapted […]

Call for Sponsors

Second Annual PSP/OMK Spring Mixer & Garden Party The date: Saturday, April 21st, 2018 The time: 2 until 7 pm The location: The home of Joseph Chan […]

PSP/OMK Spring 2018 Mixer & Garden Party

PSP/OMK Spring 2018 Mixer & Garden Party Saturday, April 1st 2018 2 pm to 7 pm At the home of Charles and Joseph Chan Massey Los […]

Stay Out of This. It’s None of Your Business

Photo credit: The Georgia Straight Author’s note: I originally posted this a year ago today and, unfortunately, it’s still timely. Possibly even more so than it […]


Thanks for visiting our website! This is our first official blog post, an updated version of one originally posted on Charles Chan Massey’s personal blog in […]

June 1, 2017

LGBTQ Pride Month, explained

A month of celebration, protest, and political activism. This year, probably more than ever, it’s important that we remember where we came from. This excellent article […]