Benjamin Gallagher

Queer Orlando Lifestyle Blog

“Boy Bliss Cares” By Benjamin Gallagher Hello, I’m so lucky to live in a city that acknowledges transgender citizens. This mural was made possible by Bliss Healthcare. Bliss is a great resource for the LGBTQ community in Central Florida. They provide financial and medical options for transgender people. It’s also a great place to start …

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Kitsch Reads “Dreadnought” by April Daniels – Preview by Benjamin Gallagher Hello, Happy Pride Month! I chose to read “Dreadnought” by April Daniels because it’s about a transgender person. Pride is about celebrating the entire LGBTQ community. Look forward to a full book review coming out later this month! As for now enjoy this brief …

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“Idealism & Self-Esteem – A Review on Character Elements in ‘What If It’s Us’ by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silver” by Benjamin Gallagher Welcome to my first book review! This essay discusses character elements such as idealism and self-esteem and will contain spoilers. This review does not contain a star or point rating. Instead, I thought to …

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Hello Friends, This week, I’m rereading “What If It’s Us” by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera for my book review coming out next month! Until then, here is a thought about the novel: I identified with Arthur’s expectations of a “good” boyfriend. Those ideas highlighted the character’s disappointment when certain fantasies failed to come true. He wanted …

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In “Bird By Bird” by Anne Lamott, the author talks about the nature of Perfectionism. Before reading this book, I expected every piece of writing to become a masterpiece. Novels, short stories, flash fiction, and everything else seemed so far out of reach. Why? Because the product mattered more than the act of creation. “Perfectionism …

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I love self-help books, especially ones by female entrepreneurs. Aliza Licht speaks to my truth about not having a five-year plan. Any person can succeed in their career if they focus on the task at hand. Mom gives me similar advice (thank you) but not with the same delivery as Licht. Licht says, “Forget the long-term …

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