Free download of HeartSONGS Poetry eBook featuring my new poem, "Love Is"

Family Equality held a poetry contest recently to celebrate LGBTQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Questioning, and Allied) families. The theme was "Love Is." Couples who hope to one day have or adopt kids were welcome to contribute as well, so my partner and I submitted a poem. It was not a finalist in the contest, but it is included in the brand new HeartSONGS poetry ebook that was just released publicly today! (Free download right here)

HeartSongs is a full-color 16 page collection of over 50 poems and photos. It is printable if you wish, or you can read it using any PDF reader or most current web browsers with Adobe Reader plugins. It is hoped by Family Equality that people will read it, pass the message on, and accomplish change through that small action--showing the world that our families, like all other families, are built on love.

Our contribution to the collection is on page 9 of the ebook, which you can download from Family Equality's website right here. If you have any problems downloading it, please drop me a line at and I'll help you out.

If you enjoy the poem and the ebook, please leave a comment here on the blog. It would be much appreciated. Thank you as always for your support!

Happy Birthday Dad: In Loving Memory of Roger Hornyak (1943-2003)

Early Departure: a poem I wrote tonight