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Why Trans Women Are Not Men

Before trans women transition, it’s fair to say that they exhibited male characteristics. They likely didn’t identify as male then, but they had the generic male working parts. So, the question is, at what point do they stop being men on a biological level? Despite the fact that it’s not really anybody’s business to know, trans rights are going to continually be judged if we … Continue reading Why Trans Women Are Not Men

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I Am More Than Just A Gay

The downside to identity politics. Did you hear about the latest trend? Apparently it’s considered high fashion to establish your own collective identity. Indeed, I’m not talking about all the little things that make us unique, but all the supposedly pertinent identities that separate us into groups. Most prominently around gender, sex and sexuality. To use an example, I would be considered a cisgender gay … Continue reading I Am More Than Just A Gay

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I’m A Privileged Gay And It Doesn’t Make Me Feel Better

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

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“Hate The Sin, Love The Sinner” Is Not Always Right

At 16 years old, I was told I’ll go to hell for being gay. It was my first time, and definitely not the last. And I remember thinking that if she is going to heaven, then I don’t ever want to go there for eternity. That just sounded like another version of hell to me. Because I knew that her hate for my supposed sin … Continue reading “Hate The Sin, Love The Sinner” Is Not Always Right

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It’s Silly To Refuse Preferred Pronouns

“But they don’t look like that,” they say. And isn’t that sentence ironic. They… Unfortunately, there are people out there who refuse to accept preferred pronouns. They conjure up biological arguments so they can conserve their right to ignore change. Because they feel it is right to adhere to genitals when referring to boys and girls. But aren’t we more than just genitals? Of course, … Continue reading It’s Silly To Refuse Preferred Pronouns

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3 Things That DON’T Make You Gay

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

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A Quick Gay Man’s Guide To Safe Sex

I usually get a sexual health check-up every six months. (And no, that’s not because I’m a slut. In fact, my sex count is quite tame compared to the average gay man.) The main reason I have regular check-ups is because of my sexuality. I sleep with a community that has a history of high STI prevalence. Of course, that’s all changing now thanks to lowered … Continue reading A Quick Gay Man’s Guide To Safe Sex