Powerful Movie “Moonlight” Sheds Light on Sexuality and Self-Acceptance

We’ve all been through it – that phase in life where you’re trying to find yourself and explore who you are.  Well, if you’re still in that phase or you know someone that is, this is the perfect movie for you.

“Moonlight” is based on a never-released work by MacArthur-Prized winning playwrite Tarell Alvin McCraney, and directed by multi-talented Barry Jenkins.  The film is a timesless tale of human connections and self-discovery.  Moonlight follows the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood living in Liberty City, Miami as he struggles to find himself.

“Moonlight” shows main charater Chiron (also known as Little/Black)  growing up bullied and called a number of gay slurs in elementary school. That’s until he meets he best friend Kevin, who accepts him entirely who he is and teaches Chiron to stand up for himself.  Kevin is also the first and only person he could share any form of relationship with in which he opens up to. Not only do they build a strong friendship but a intense sexual affair as well.

Living with a drug addicted mother, he finds security and a place to call home with a local drug dealer named Juan (played by Mahershala Ali, “House of Cards”) and his girlfriend Teresa (singer Janelle Monáe). Not knowing Juan is actually his mothers dealer, he looks up to him as a father figure. From a young age Chiron questioned his sexuality and asks many questions to Juan and Teresa, such as “What is a faggot?” and “Was he gay”, etc.  Juan answers Chiron’s question in the most accepting way he can, considering the black community’s codes about masculinity and perceived toughness. He gives a non-judgemental attitude and some important advice: “At some point, you gotta decide for yourself who you gonna be. You can’t let nobody make that decision for you.”


For anyone that’s struggling with any form of acceptance or self love, watch this inspiring movie.  You’ll leave with a new perspective about life and love.


Check out the trailer below!



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Local Jewelry Store Has a Lot to be Thankful for

Local Jewelry Store Has a Lot to be Thankful for

Local Jewelry Store Has a Lot to be Thankful for

Nelson Estate Jewelers is nestled right in the heart of Dobson Ranch in Mesa, Arizona. They specialize in unique custom designs, true vintage and antique pieces, and they have a wonderful jeweler on site for expert jewelry repair services. They also buy from the public, meaning you can bring your old unworn jewelry pieces or inherited coin sets and sell them for quick cash or use them in trade toward new treasures!

The Journey

Owners David Nelson and his wife Aubrey sold all their assets (including 2 rental properties and a personal stash of gold and silver bullion) to give Nelson Estate Jewelers a running start back in 2017. David Nelson has been in the jewelry industry since he was just 15 years old and has worked for many of the big-name jewelers such as Ganem, Zales, Jared the Galleria of Jewelry, and E.D. Marshall Jewelers. David and Aubrey identified the need for an expert jeweler in their local community and recognized that the old way of doing things is antiquated. They set out to create a comfortable and friendly atmosphere with realistic and transparent pricing that respects every client looking to either treat themselves to fine jewelry or express their love to someone special with a one-of-a-kind engagement ring.

Many people in the community stood behind David & Aubrey, some even got their hands dirty and assisted with the actual buildout of the shop to support what Nelson Estate Jewelers was striving to become. Local artists Daron Rogers and Angel Rogers Photography proudly display their art pieces in the showroom. Nelson Estate Jewelers loves to display local art pieces as a small way to give back to the community. They also only charge $5 for watch batteries and donate the proceeds to United Food Bank!

Jewelry Experts

Currently, Nelson Estate Jewelers sells an average of 15 engagement rings per month, whether it be a stunning find in the case, a true period piece from the 1920’s, or a creative custom design built from scratch. David & Aubrey are so thankful to be a part of the special moments in their clients’ lives; engagements, weddings, anniversaries, and even birthdays and graduations. Since jewelry is all about self-expression and no two people are exactly alike, Nelson Estate Jewelers offers incredibly unique pieces as well as the ability to custom design any jewelry piece specific to the person wearing it.

Love for the Community

Nelson Estate Jewelers values its clients above all else; each client is seen, heard, and treated with respect. Rather than hard sales pitches, David & Aubrey focus on listening to needs. They work within specific budgets without sacrificing quality because they believe you shouldn’t have to break the bank to show someone how you feel. Building trust and friendships in their local community is far more important to them than playing insulting price games that you often find at big chain retail stores. The bottom line is that none of what Nelson Estate Jewelers has become would have been possible without the friends, family, and clients who stood behind them then and who continue to support them today.

For more information on Nelson Estate Jewelers visit www.nelsonestatejewelers.com

11 Lesbians In History You Don’t Know But Should

11 Lesbians In History You Don’t Know But Should

11 Lesbians In History You Don’t Know But Should

A few years ago, Huffington Post put together an amazing list of 11 Lesbians In History You Don’t Know But Should. In honor of International Women Day, we highlight those amazing women and give them thanks for their courage and contributions to our community.

When we think of our lesbian pioneers, women like Ellen DeGeneres and Billie Jean King presumably come to mind. But we at The Huffington Post wanted to teach you a little somethin’ somethin’ about your history in honor of October’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history month. Below, feast your eyes on a group of undaunted ladies who helped paved the way for women and their women-loving ways, and check out the video above for HuffPost Live’s full conversation on lesbian history from the ancient times to now.

Read the full story here!