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Published on October 18, 2011 08:13 • 120 views • Tags: education, gay, lesbians, parenting, politics
I wish to live in a society where dialogue is exchanged openly and freely about everything that encompasses Gays, Gay Culture and Gay life. I sincerely hope this information is accepted, more freely exchanged and better understood. I dream of a time when being Gay will no longer mean existing as a second-class citizen because of society’s repressive and harmful stereotyping. We are all responsible in the quest for an environment in which all people can flourish, and for achieving our own true potential.

After many years of experience with convincing, persuading and educating those in my life and those whom I care for – heterosexuals mostly – on Gay life and Gay culture, I decided to write this book. More than a project on Gay people and Gay life, this work is an awakening and eye-opening look at Gay existence. While simultaneously covering all the unique adversities Gays face at work, within family dynamics and in their social life, I hope to create stronger bonds between my readers and the Gay people in their lives. These colorful, creative and brilliant people are your co-workers, loved ones, friends and family members. They exist within your life, and the real-world lives they lead are too often unknown.

The culture we live in and the language we use will be explained in detail and in a way that will shine light on many things that may be unknown to you. Further, I will explore the oppression we have faced from policies that have forced us into a second class citizenship. Together we need to recognize how our actions and behaviors have contributed to this oppression. Negative impacts on the people within all our lives can be corrected and better family and working environments can be created. We can use our collective voices to be a bright shining beacon of hope to carve a New Path Forward to a level, equal and just society for all.

I speak from real life experiences and years of shared knowledge with friends, family and co-workers. I have reached out to friends of mine who are among the educated elite, and to those who have a completely different perspective than I because of their own unique experiences. Their insight, combined with research and dissection of my own experiences, has inspired me along the journey of writing this book. I have put my life’s knowledge into this book: 30 years of personal and professional experience as a scholar, holding a Doctorate in Gay Life. I write for and on behalf of all Gay men and women for acknowledgement of them, their lives, their culture and their community, primarily to educate their family members, co-workers, peers, neighbors and friends. My most gracious thanks to those who have contributed to this project. Your contributions are priceless and I am inspired by your brilliance.

I was cautious about naming this book based on its subject: Everything Gay. I was worried that sales might be lost because of the title. Why was this rooted within me and why did I have such an unsettling feeling deep in my gut? I was nervous about the marketing possibilities with a big red title: Gay. I was worried that my own family and co-workers might look poorly upon the tile. Further, those who need to read this text the most may never do so because the cover turned them off, or because they were too worried someone would see them reading it. But I knew that if I gave in to these feelings I would be giving in to exactly that which I wished to eradicate from our society: The inability to openly and freely discuss Gay life, culture, terms, relations, stereotypes and what prevents us from having true equality. So in big, red letters, the title is proud and it screams, demanding attention!

I sincerely thank you the reader for reading this project of my life. If just one young person growing up, or one mature adult avoid injustice or concealing themself because of this text, then I will feel like the most accomplished man in the universe. I hope you use this information to open a door for all of us to walk a New Path Forward. Life would be boring without a difference of opinion and intense conversations. Early in life we learn our unique identity and there isn’t anything different or abnormal about being Gay.Gay: A New Path Forward
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Published on January 11, 2012 13:24 • 144 views • Tags: college, democrats, education, equality, family, gay, glbt, lesbians, politics
My goal is to enlighten non-Gays by offering them ways to talk to and about Gays in their lives. Through this I aim to put an end to the stereotyping that plagues everyday language and society and that sets Gays apart from the rest of humanity. I work to create better family and working environments for Gays. If society could talk about Gays the way we now talk about race, non-Gays would soon discover that their Gay friends and family members were just like them. If we can achieve this I believe all individuals would be noted as different in the same manner that people are short, tall, white, black, but not otherwise different just because of their sexuality.

Excerpts from GAY: A New Path Forward:
"I have a dream one day people will not be judged by their sexual orientation but by the content of their character." -Derek Eichler M.D.

"Life would be boring without a difference of opinion and there isn't anything different or abnormal about being gay." -Nicolas Janovsky, author

"Our voice dies if we fail to find the ears to listen and the hearts to inspire." -Nicolas Janovsky, author


Gay: A New Path Forward
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Published on April 24, 2012 20:23 • 259 views • Tags: college, democrats, education, equality, family, gay, glbt, lesbians, politics
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Gay: A New Path Forward
by Nicolas Janovsky
WingSpan Press

What we talk about when we talk about 'Gay'.

For too long, the topic of being Gay has long lived under the rock of discrimination, ignorance and misunderstanding. In his new book, Gay: A New Path Forward, author Nicolas Janovsky reaches out to non-Gays with detailed descriptions of Gay life and attitudes. He explains terminology and various aspects of Gay culture through true personal stories of Gay men and women who have struggled with the shame and difficulty of being Gay in a critical and misunderstanding world.

With Gay: A New Path Forward, the author hopes to enlighten non-Gays by offering them ways to talk to and about Gays in their lives. Through this, Nicolas aims to put an end to the stereotyping that plagues everyday language and society and that sets Gays apart from the rest of humanity. The author contends that if society could talk about Gays the way they talk about race, non-Gays would soon discover that their Gay friends and family members were just like them. Nicolas hopes that all individuals would be noted as different in the same manner that people are short, tall, white, black, smart but not otherwise different just because of their sexuality.

From the wealth of information shared in Gay: A New Path Forward, the author hopes to forge a new path for Gays and non-Gays alike, inspiring them to learn from, talk and interact openly with one another. As part of his explanation of Gay culture, Nicolas offers intriguing looks into several of the Gay hotspot neighborhoods in America such as the Boystown district in Chicago and the Chelsea district in New York City, and encourages readers to dip into the wealth of culture and fun available in those locations.

Author Nicolas Janovsky is a native Floridian, and a proud resident of the Gay Tampa suburb of the historic Ybor City district, known locally as GaYbor. Nicolas is openly Gay and works to bring others, Gay and non-Gay alike, into the light of understanding. "Spending time looking for what is missing in your life is futile; if you fail to look within yourself," he says, "When we challenge everything we believe we are… we reveal that which we never knew about our own selves."

Gay: A New Path Forward is published by WingSpan Press, www.wingspanpress.com and is available from Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com in hardcover (ISBN 978-1-59594-406-1, $26.00), paperback (ISBN 978-1-59594-454-2, $18.00) and Kindle ($9.95)

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Gay: A New Path Forward
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Published on April 24, 2012 20:31 • 198 views • Tags: college, democrats, education, equality, family, gay, glbt, lesbians, politics
Born on May 31st, 1981 on Eglin Air Force Base and now resides in Tampa (Ybor) Florida. Nicolas currently works in politics in advisory and campaign staff roles, organizing to change the balance of Central Florida politics. In addition to education and experience in the political arena; Nicolas has an extensive management background and has worked to develop the campaign structure, messaging and campaign plans of several successfully elected officials. Janovsky has a sincere desire for the mechanics of campaigns and is motivated by issues and candidates, believing in the value of a statesman and not the robotics of ordinary politicians.

In 2011 Janovsky worked on several political campaigns for first time candidates, advised on additional races and worked to support local Domestic Partner Registries, successfully passing in several Florida Cities. Previously in 2004, Nicolas served as a National Advocate for a 501c3 organization that led a successful campaign to defeat a U.S. Congressional candidate, who significantly out fundraised them. Janovsky also lobbied in efforts to have several legislative bills successfully introduced in the Midwest. He has also volunteered personal time and energy for charity and activism work as well, raising approx. $30,000 for the Susan G. Komen race for the cure in Tampa, Florida 2008-2011 for Breast Cancer education and research. In-line with his ideology, Nicolas wrote and published “Gay A New Path Forward” to help create better working and family environments for others. Janovsky has been out spoken in his quest to change the minds and inspire the hearts of many.

“With Gay: A New Path Forward, I hope to enlighten non-Gays by offering them ways to talk to and about Gays in their lives. Through this, I aim to put an end to the stereotyping that plagues everyday language and society and that sets Gays apart from the rest of humanity. I contend that if society could talk about Gays the way they now talk more openly about race, non-Gays would soon discover that their Gay friends and family members were just like them. It is my hope that all individuals would be noted as different in the same manner that people are short, tall, but not otherwise different just because of their sexuality.”

Author of Gay: A New Path Forward. Published In the United States and the United Kingdom. Available at Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com and is ebooks and kindle formatted. http://www.amazon.com/Gay-Forward-Nic...
Gay: A New Path Forward
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Published on August 02, 2012 11:58 • 175 views • Tags: bullying, democrats, education, equality, florida, gay, glbt, gsa, lesbian, parenting, politics, science