This Powerful Tedx Talk Says Why Homosexuality Should Be Embraced

In a recent touching Tedx Talk, Dr. James O’Keefe gives a passionate, deep, and personal insight on homosexuality.

O’Keefe, the Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, enlightens the crowd with his discussion on how science can explain the presistence of homosexuality.  He says it continues to show as a minority trait, because both gay men and women are essential for the survival of the human race.


He continues with, “Viewed in the light of evolution, homosexuality seems to be a self-defeating and none reproductive strategy, right?  The LGBT community has 80% less children than heterosexual couples.  Homosexuality is a DNA trait that very well may go extinct in a few generations. They are also a community that’s preceived as being extremely promiscuous.” However, in Dr. O’Keefe’s own words: “Homosexuality isn’t just about sex, it’s about survival – the family’s survival.”


He carries on and shares the story of his own son’s coming out, which was the exact moment that made him to try to understand the science that makes a person attracted to the same sex.  He tells the many audience members that being gay or lesbian isn’t a fluke in mother nature, but a important part of it. “If this was a genetic error, natural selection should have long ago culled this from the gene pool. Homosexuality actually increases a family’s ability to survive as a whole.  Homosexuality gives advantages to the group by specialized talents and unusual qualities of personality, so actually a society that condemns homosexuality, in fact harms itself.”  

But the quote that stood out the most was: “There’s this illusion that homosexuality wants nothing but sex and heterosexuality wants love.  But this isn’t true.  We all want to be loved.”  Of course, that love can come from so many different places, i.e family and acceptance.  There are many LGBT youths that get bullied on a daily basis because of who they love and what they identify as. O’Keefe expresses that “A nationwide study confirmed that LGBT U.S teenagers are twice as more likely to be bullied and 5 times more likely to attempt suicide, which means 29% of gay teens have tried killing themselves.”

So, why aren’t LGBT people more accepted in their own homes?  Why is it that more LGBT youth live in constant fear?  Many say that the LGBT community isn’t a creation of science or mother nature,  but we are.  What’s against mother nature is prosicuting LGBT people and making them feel wrong and unwelcome.

Please check out the video of Dr. O’Keefe’s Tedx Talk below and let us know your thoughts:



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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

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!