June 2, 2017

“Love is love, now let’s go cure cancer. Love is love, so let’s go fight climate change.”

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1. Where are you from and where do you live now?

From Honolulu, Hi. Currently living in West Hartford Ct

2. Tell me a little bit about what you spend most of your days doing.

Start most days with a sunrise and a run :0) coffee and a little bit of news. Love to put in a good days work doing economic development consulting and come home to my dog, Moose

3. Give us a little insight into your backstory/upbringing…

I grew up in a subtly conservative household, which I didn’t realize until long after I was able to put words to my feelings for women. It took me almost four years to come out to my friends and family in Hawaii. I had gone away for college, graduated, and was already very living my own life before I had the confidence to come out to my friends and family back home. It almost felt like I was finally prepared to say goodbye to those relationships if that’s what it came to.

4. What is your religious background?”


5. On a scale of 1 – 5 how supportive was your family when you came out?


6. What is one accomplishment in your life that you’re proud of that most people might not know of?

I played professional soccer for 5 years after graduating from college.

7. Why do you feel that the simple message of the Promote Love Movement is important?

Because when you simplify the simple things, you can spend time on the more complicated things that need attention. Love is love, now let’s go cure cancer. Love is love so let’s go fight climate change.

8. What is one piece of advice you would give to someone if you knew that today was going to be your last day to live?


9. Why do you think it is important to be your authentic self?

Because love is better when it’s authentic

10. How do you feel like growing up in church played a part [positively or negatively] in shaping who you are?

It didn’t have a huge affect to be honest. Judhiasm wasn’t big in Hawaii so I grew up under a conservative eye outside of a house of worship.

11. Do you still attend church/religious gatherings?


12. Top 3 books/documentaries/podcasts that have helped in life?

Eat love pray (cliche, I know). East of Eden. Modern Love, the podcast.

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