Robert Ganshorn

Robert Ganshorn

At a Glance:

Robert Ganshorn has been a Project Contributor since April 2008, has written 32 entries and currently lives in Jomtien, Thailand.


Born 1953, in Michigan City Indiana, Robert was the founding treasurer of the Gay Liberation Front at Purdue University in 1973 when still nineteen. In graduate school at Indiana University he created one of the first documentaries examining homosexual discrimination from within the community itself. With the assistance of Dr. Paul Gebhard, Head of the Kinsey Institute, this documentary was aired on Public Broadcasting station WTIU in 1974.

Robert went on to become co-founder of Ganshorn & Associates Inc. of Chicago, Illinois with his life partner. He and his partner met in 1976 and concentrated on neighborhood improvement issues in Chicago from 1978 through 2002. These activities centered around improvements in the community affecting children and reducing drug and gang activity in the Logan Square Community. Two Gay men, in a Hispanic community, sponsored Little League, Special Olympics, served on the park board advisory council, CAPS (Citizens Assisting Police) and through their business life in the giftwares industry sponsored "Gifts For Life" to benefit Aids victims.

Selling Ganshorn & Associates in 2002 they lived in Palm Beach County for five years before realizing their dream to live in "The Kingdom of Smiles."

Robert Ganshorn: Recently Filed

Being Falsely Accused of being a Pederast

Filed by Robert Ganshorn | May 30, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

As many of you may know I am an alumnus contributor to the Bilerico Project. Little did I imagine that this activity would be used in the manner it was here in Thailand. Firstly, I serve on the condo committee...Read More

Why I Could Not Wait for Obama

Filed by Robert Ganshorn | January 28, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

I love and hate many things about America. Not the least of which in the "hate list" is how the "end game" is played out. As the partner for 32 years of a Social Security/Medicare recipient, living in Florida, I...Read More

My Open Letter to Florida and California Republicans

Filed by Robert Ganshorn | October 16, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

My good friend and neighbor in Florida Robert Moreno sent me this fantastic video. Bob emigrated from South America and became a banker after college. He traveled extensively to all parts of the Spanish speaking world to facilitate business opportunities...Read More

Just When You Think You are Immune to Heartbreak

Filed by Robert Ganshorn | October 14, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Late last week I received an email from someone who read my posting from May 17th. The title of that posting was: "Let's Face It, We are All Getting Older." Bilerico Project performed another miracle for me in letting me...Read More

Coming Out and the Revolving Door

Filed by Robert Ganshorn | October 11, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

In most of my childhood, I felt extreme loneliness, even when with those who loved me. It is possible when you are desperate to believe two opposed ideas when the outcome gives pleasure beyond all that you had ever known....Read More