Blake’s LGBT Community Member Highlight Featuring Pete Bridgstock

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Pete Bridgstock is a very talented artist. This next piece was the picture that captivated me and drew me to Pete. The man in the drawing seemed to be so sad stirring emotion deep within me. I had to see more.

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Name:   Pete Bridgstock

Where do you live? Long Island New York

How do you identify?  Gay

What has been your biggest struggle? Surviving cancer

What do you consider your greatest achievement? Surviving Cancer

What would you say to someone considering coming out of the closet? You will feel better afterwards but only do it when it is right for you

What are your hobbies? Guitar and gardening my husband

What color of the rainbow are you? Blue but the bright kind not the sad kind

What is your favorite TV show or movie? Rick and Morty

Who is your favorite superhero?  Miles Davis

What do you do for work? As little as possible

What is your relationship status? With my husband for 35 years

What have you learned about yourself since you came out? I’m happier

What is your favorite thing about you? I’m still here.

What advice would you give to your LGBT family?  Be yourself, stay strong, we have come a long way in my lifetime and we still have a bit to go

What is your biggest strength? Humor

What is your biggest weakness? Health

Do you have pets? One cat named Stinky, a rescue

What is your favorite book? Impossible to answer I haven’t finished reading yet

Do you have any phobias? Drowning

Who was your first crush? Geoff B in high school

If you had 24 hrs to live, what would you do?  Have a great meal, watch a sunset with my husband smoke a cigarette have a Tom Collins and relax, worrying doesn’t change anything. As bob Dylan sang “ death is not the end” life does go on.

This is Pete’s Instagram @pete_bridgstock_art.  Which is for adults only!

pete portrait

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