I'm blessed to be surrounded by some very talented and artistic people who know many more artistic and talented individuals.

Warm and loving folks like Cat Grant, a multi-media artist and writer in Toronto, who selflessly began recruiting for this project early on.

Sonny Rosa, my childhood friend and a retired first responder from New York. Sonny had an incredible career with FDNY and has blossomed into a very talented photographer. She did not hesitate to become involved and to bring talents to the fold.

Kate Johnston, an award-winning Director and film writer, also a friend who helped me gather talent for this passion project. I am collaborating on a feature film screenplay with Kate and I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge her brilliance here too.

Antoine Elhashem, another wonderful human being that I am proud to call a BFF. He is the Toronto LGBT community’s media mogul extraordinaire. Antoine was quick to not only support the project but to include us on a special edition of his On the Couch television show, which is still being broadcast by ROGERS tv as of this writing.

Angel Torres, mi amigo and consummate professional who designed both the front and back covers for this book. He truly put his heart and soul into this project. I am forever grateful for his artistry and giving spirit. Angel is the President, Art Director, and Photographer of Archangel Design in Toronto.

My wife, Natalie Jansz-Lamar, who contributed such a beautiful writing from her profoundly giving soul. She continues to support my every creative endeavor despite the changes I go through to bring them to fruition. It takes a special kind of person to love me during my projects and she does so with grace not to mention unconditionally.

To all the wonderful people whose work and kindness is featured in this book. Your talent is overshadowed by your love and light. Thank you