“Just as stars shine bright in the night sky, so too is the love I have found during the dark moments of my life,” Nathan expressed regarding the acceptance he found in unlikely places. After coming out to his wife, family, friends, employer and the military, the former First Lieutenant in the U.S. Civil Air Patrol tells a compelling story of self acceptance, forgiveness, love and fulfilled living.
Born December 19, 1978 Nathan Hoskins grew up in one of Kentucky’s most economically depressed areas. With few economic or cultural advantages, he survived intense childhood abuse, his own self hate and the burdens unique to young homosexuals living in a hyper masculine culture.
As manager of the Richmond Madison Airport south of Lexington, Kentucky, Nathan attributes his happiness and success to his ability to overcome his family’s brutality and abandonment by embracing wondrous acts of love and acceptance from unexpected people.
In the role of public speaker and impassioned advocate, Nathan enthusiastically describes how other young gay men and women can break through barriers that limit their happiness and level of accomplishment. His message of perseverance and achievement outlines for others the means to fortify their inner “core” and believe in their own happiness and peace.
He advices other gay business managers, community leaders and advocates on the pitfalls and sometimes hidden freedoms of working with the public. Beyond personal success, Nathan’s inspirational message emphasizes the importance of integrity and dignity in being an ambassador of the GLBT community.
When speaking to parents of gay children he describes how personal and religious values can serve as barriers to “working happiness”. According to Nathan, “The light is within us all to brighten even the darkest circumstances.” Living in a rural area of the Bible belt, “I have not seen one instance of personal failure while being the openly gay manager of a local airport.” Through his powerful first hand experiences, Nathan interprets basic relationship truths in speaking with couples about happy and successful relationships. He outlines key elements to be a loving and enjoyable partner, revealing unconventional practices when it comes to successful relationship behavior. Nathan will entertain and inspire his gay and straight audiences alike.
Through his wit, charm and ability to connect with his entire audience, Nathan speaks to the needs of everyone. Prepare for new insights into being gay, new perspectives on advocacy, equality and social justice. Prepare to be inspired to exceed all of your own expectations.
The Ampersand symbolizes the solidarity we are building through Friends & Family, and suggests the inclusiveness we are working toward. It reflects the idea that no one individual, legislator, organization, or city can carry all the water for equality. Our success lies in our solidarity.