Category Archives: Fire Down Below

June 23

The Pulse Massacre: In My Own Words

When I was first asked to write something about this tragedy in my community, my first response was, “Why me? Who am I to write about this?” However, in the days preceding, I realized why I needed to write about it. I haven’t slept much in the past week. I still can’t begin to imagine […]

July 24

After the Black Eye Has Healed

So, let’s say you escaped what could’ve been an even bigger disaster of a relationship than Rihanna and Chris Brown. Now all you have to do is deal with piecing yourself back together. Sure, there’s always the break-up rituals we all have but when you’ve been physically and mentally reduced to nothing, there’s even more […]

July 10

Does This Black Eye Make Me Look Fat?

Fire Down Below answers questions like, Ever cracked your head open during sex? Ever gotten an STD & the person who gave it to you denied it? Dating an abusive man? Tired of all the games involved with dating? Not sure if you should do a threesome? Read how I dealt with these & many other issues most people don’t talk about. You’ll laugh, you’ll tear up, you’ll want to take a shower. Think Sex & The City meets Roseanne.

December 23

Don’t Rain on My Charade

Ah, the holidays. Houses donned with lights, deep discounts in stores, boycotting Salvation Army Santas, gay men dating women…Gay men dating women?! I ran into an old fling at a party recently. I had dated Justin briefly years ago and now we are acquaintances. So, I had no problem casually saying “hello.” This time was […]

December 13

FDB’s Holiday Gift Guide

Where the Bears Are Season 3 DVDs: Warm up with the boys of WTBA. This hit cult web series following the exploits of 3 bear roommates sharing a house in the hills of Silverlake. It is “The Golden Girls” meets “Murder She Wrote” with big, hairy, gay men, great comic timing and wall to wall […]

December 08

The Break-Up Playlist

It’s the holiday season; a time for giving, holiday cheer and the highest number of break-ups. In the face of break-up, you’re bound to be feeling a lot of things – sorrow, anger, even relief. I’ve always found that music helps me get through all the emotions. So, I’ve compiled a list of songs that […]

May 12

8 Things Annoying Gay Men Do

1.) Guys who take and post a daily selfie. (Extra douche points if they’re shirtless at the gym.) Honey, you’re not Rembrandt. Basic. 2.) Guys who ask you how you’re doing and once you begin telling them, they get distracted and/or completely cut you off in search of something shiny. “I’m sorry. Did you want […]

February 13

Two Date Maximum

Dating can be a bitch – especially around Valentine’s Day. It can also be like a comedy club with a two drink minimum. If you’re able to spot the red flags within one to two dates you’ll be able to save yourself a lot of grief and weed out the not-so potential suitors Inspired by […]

December 21

Happy Holi-gays!

With so much going on during the holidays, you might be missing out on some pretty neat happenings, gift ideas and shows. I’ve compiled a list of my not-to-be-missed choices: It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play – The Orlando Shakespeare Theater invites us to share the holiday cheer of the film It’s a […]

November 20

30 Reasons I’m Thankful to Be a Gay Man

1.) Sex & The City. 2.) An innate sense of style. 3.) The interior decorator gene. There’s no excuse for shitty décor; walking into a home that looks like a 70’s thrift store or college dorm or Urban Outfitters is not “vintage,” it’s disturbing. 4.) My home state of Illinois becoming the 16th state to […]