There are many reasons why we still have gay pride parades. This includes the fact that some people still wish to deny us certain freedoms, like marriage, and that some people still don’t like us at all. Sometimes that includes our own selves. Yes, gay pride parades are still necessary, even today. Continue reading Why Gay Pride Parades Are Still Necessary Today
My coming out story was pretty uneventful in the end. There were bumps, of course, but they were all smoothed out eventually. I’ve mostly been accepted, and the only people who denounced me were those I didn’t really care about. So, I can easily be called a privileged gay. But it doesn’t make me feel better. It should, in some way, because it means I … Continue reading I’m A Privileged Gay And It Doesn’t Make Me Feel Better
Considering the fact that homosexuality was a criminal offence for most of the 20th century, gay men being shallow makes sense. We had to constantly be on our game, picking up who’s really interested or who might just be a cop. Or who might be keen for a gay bashing. It’s not like we were able to freely date anyone. But since we’re now a … Continue reading Why Are Gay Men Still Shallow?
We live in a world where everything seems black and white. You’re either right or left, male or female, gay or straight. But I’m here to tell you that everything in this world is not as concrete. There’s a fluidity on this earth that far too many of us miss. Most of all around sexuality, where we fear being sexually liberated. We cannot fathom being … Continue reading The Fluidity Of Sexuality
While we live in a progressive world where sexuality is just another thing, some people still think you can catch gay. That acting feminine or liking certain sexual positions are telltale signs you bat for the same team. But, as we will soon learn, being gay is just a personal identity. Only you can make that mark. That being said, here are three things that … Continue reading 3 Things That DON’T Make You Gay
The media love to blow a trivial news story out of proportion. Following the renaming of branded products like Coon Cheese and Red Skins, some radical gay activist launched a petition that wasn’t really making waves at all. In fact, it still isn’t. But now thanks to a media blitz, the fate of the Golden Gaytime is shaky. And I think it’s all utterly stupid. … Continue reading Don’t Knock My Golden Gaytimes!
When it comes to the media representation of gay people, we seem to prefer the non-limp wristed type. Whether it’s the normal everyday gay who’s not a screaming queen or the “straight-acting” gay. But we seem to forget that some gay people are actually gay. Like really girly and feminine. Are we just going to ignore this every time a James Corden jumps on-screen to … Continue reading Some Gay People Are Really Gay
Apart from the rigmarole of coming out to every person you meet and answering ignorant questions, sometimes it is easier being gay. For one, we don’t have to deal with the patriarchy that still permeates modern society. Men know what men want, and women know what women want. There’s no separation of the sexes. Which, on some level, makes finding sex so much easier. I … Continue reading Sometimes It Is Easier Being Gay
The hardest part of being different is having to explain yourself every single time. I dream of a day when that won’t be the case. But it’s foolish to hope that everyone will understand you because we’re always going to have arseholes in this wide and wavering world. So I guess I’ll have to suffice with hoping that one of you could understand me. And … Continue reading 3 Things Every Gay Man Wants You To Know
Chances are you’ve done something sexual with someone of the same sex, even if it was a bit of show and tell or some touchy-feely. Which goes to show that the labels of gay and straight are not as concrete as we think. In fact, according to this YouGov study in the United Kingdom, half of their young people aged 18-24 place themselves elsewhere on … Continue reading Bisexuality Is The Silent Majority
I still remember when Ricky Martin came out of the closet 10 years ago. The media went wild about it, naturally, but most of us already knew. It was more a collective sigh of relief than a celebration. But then other celebrities have “come out” which were somewhat surprising. Wentworth Miller from Prison Break startled me when he randomly announced he liked men. My initial … Continue reading When Will The Act Of “Coming Out” Be Ordinary?
I still remember the first time when someone told me, “you can choose to be straight.” I was 17 at the time, and I was having lunch with Mum at McDonald’s until we were interrupted by one of my Mum’s church friends. They shared small talk about being Christian and I focused on my McChicken. And when Mum let slip that I was gay, he … Continue reading The Truth About Gay Conversion Therapy Success Stories