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Rick Clemons
Rick Clemons is a curiosity seeker, father of two, and partner to a great guy, who’s making a mark as a Certified Professional Life Coach, riveting motivational speaker, "Make You Think" blogger, radio and TV personality, who went from married heterosexual, hiding his truth, to authentic, happy, fulfilled, gay man, living his truth. He’s also the author of the forthcoming books, Frankly My Dear I’m Gay, and Cluttered Closets: Come out of your and live your life!

Rick’s the man behind the brands The Coming Out Coach and The Gay Man’s Life Coach as well as Concentric Elements, a life design and personal development company. He’s on a mission to wake people out of the numbness of being life contortionists; bending, molding, and living to others expectations, so they can wake up and trust themselves to be themselves, designing and living their most authentic lives without apologies. His forthcoming books, Frankly My Dear I’m Gay, and Cluttered Closets: Come out of your and live your life, are due out fall of 2014.

He’s an avid cyclist, world traveler, loves to dabble in interior design, paints on canvas when the mood strikes him, and can be found most weekends, and the occasional weeknight, conjuring up culinary delights in kitchen with a glass of wine from his collection, close at hand.

Entries by Rick Clemons

Frankly My Dear... Gay Men Marry Straight Women! Here's Why!

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2016 | 5:06 PM

As archaic as it might sound, even with all the media hype, touting celebratory strides forward for LGBTQ rights, there's still a dirty little societal secret getting brushed under the rug... gay men, in droves, are still being forced, shamed, and belief-poisoned to do the right thing -- marry heterosexual...

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If My Spouse Were Gay!

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 9:08 PM


There isn't a day that goes by that someone doesn't finally take a stand and come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. The comings out we usually hear about are those of young people or celebrities. Often forgotten are those who figure...

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Online Dating Sucks in the Gay World...Or Does It?

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 9:19 PM


No I'm not recently single. Nor do I plan to be anytime soon. Heck, I just celebrated lucky #13 with my guy, which is like celebrating #26 in the heterosexual world. However, I deal in the dating world regularly because, for most of...

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Hey Little Rickey -- Where Did My Little Gay Boy Get Lost?

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 10:11 AM


September 20, 2014. He's back.

He's been wandering around the world, having a human experience, trying to find his way to catch up with the adult gay me. I've been too busy and forgot he even existed.

Not exactly sure where he...

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Coming Out: Going Beyond the Impossible

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 12:30 AM


I once thought coming out to live my life as a gay man was impossible given the fact that I was a married to a woman and had two kids. I was wrong.

Then I thought, running my own business lay well beyond somewhere...

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The Closet Door Swings Both Ways

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 5:49 PM


This is not a DIY moment about how to get your closet door unstuck. Or maybe it is. For now it's a few moments of truth.

  • What goes in must come out.
  • What goes up must come down.
  • When someone comes out...
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I'm a Great Big Kid With a Business. But I'm Not Supposed to Act Like One!

(0) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 5:32 PM


It's 2014 and according to the Small Business Administration there are over 23 million small businesses in the United States. From my perspective that's 23 million people who were once kids with big dreams that turned those dreams into realities. BRAVO!...

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Cure For The Common Business Blues...Portland, Smoothies, and Domination!

(2) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 1:30 PM


I'm coming clean and no I don't need a bath. Up until about two weeks ago, July 11th to be exact, I was suffering from soloprenuer distractionatia. Don't worry it's not contagious, it's only self-inflicted. And, don't bother looking up either of those...

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I'm Gay and Married to a Heterosexual!

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 11:10 AM


Shocking as it might seem, societal pressure, hoping it's a passing phase, and denial of self, often lead to "I'm married and a closet homosexual." Yet, it's 2014 and time to wake up and smell the gay coffee beans. Gay marriage is rapidly...

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Who's Afraid of a Little Rainbow in Corporate America?

(0) Comments | Posted July 4, 2014 | 12:32 AM


I'm not convinced it's quite a hot button yet, but the finger's getting pretty darn close to pushing the button marked, "It's time for Corporate America to come out!" Heck, for that matter it's time for the global economy to wake up to...

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Glass Ceiling. Glass Closet. Glass Cubicle. This Is living?

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 6:05 PM


Years come and go, and still the glass ceiling persists in our modern, technologically-advanced and social media-driven society. Enter stage right, a new player, Glass Closet, provocatively coined as the title of former CEO of BP John Browne's new book, and...

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Dear Dad, Happy Father's Day: A Gift From Your Gay Son

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 11:46 AM


Hi Dad,

I've really been struggling with what to give you for Father's Day. I know, I know, it's my own stuff. You know me, always trying to be perfect. Ironically, my search for the perfect gift sent me into tailspin, a nosedive...

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We're All a Little Gay

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 2:33 AM


Trust me, I'm not here to insult anyone or challenge your beliefs regarding homosexuality. Instead, I'm offering you an olive branch, attempting to bridge our mutual gaps of misunderstanding, and hoping with 800 words or less I can paint a picture of our...

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