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Gay Marriage: What Now?

As I was sitting outside with my friend Aaron (who is also gay), my phone buzzed in my pocket. Slightly tiffed that I had to interrupt my tanning session to respond to a text, I pulled it out of the pocket of my shorts to see who had messaged me. My brother. Strange, he doesn’t text…

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Gay Guilt and “The Normal Heart”

Ever since coming out, gay men from the older generation have been trying to teach me about the travesty of the AIDS epidemic. “You don’t know how good you have it.” “You don’t know what it was like.” “You don’t appreciate how much we fought for you.” This kind of guilt may work for other…

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Michael Sam and Why We Shouldn’t Call Conservatives Homophobes

It showed up in my newsfeed after a few of my friends liked an eye-catching article on Facebook. It was from Youngcons.com (Young Conservatives) and the title read “Matt Walsh’s “homophobic rant against Michael Sam” is absolutely brilliant.” I was confused because how could my friends like and comment on this link saying “Finally someone…

This is the face of pure evil.

Gay Men are Dangerous

“Watch your drinks. Don’t let anyone make you anything.” “Get ready to have orgies everyday.” “You’re going to come back covered in STDs.” This is what they told me before I left for my trip to the BVI, which I’m sure you’re tired of hearing about. My friends and family were worried that someone as…

Thankfully I made a flight otherwise I would have missed this fantastic view.

The Gay Armada: Part One of Many

I overslept for my flight at 8 AM. I hadn’t packed until the night before and I thought it would be a good idea to pack all night, pull an all-nighter, and then sleep on the plane. Obviously, by any normal person’s standards, that’s a terrible idea. How long could it possibly take to pack…

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OkCupid and Tinder: The Straight Dating Apps for Gays

Mobile online dating was the rising trend in 2013. Of course it’s been going on for years in the gay community but the straight community finally caught on and made some apps of their own with OkCupid and Tinder. However, I’ve noticed another trend of 2013. “Ew no, I’m not on Grindr.” This is the…

It's probably a bad thing that I look at this photo and think that I should have flexed harder.

Boys and Body Image

An article came out last week revealing dramatically high rates of steroid use by gay and bisexual teen boys. With an average age of sixteen, the sample included 17,250 teenage boys, 635 of whom were gay or bisexual. An astounding 21 percent of gay and bisexual teens had tried steroids as compared to the 4…

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Mothers: The Modern Day Gay Icon

As society becomes more accepting, GBs often don’t have to go past their front doors looking for gay icons. While once they had to turn to the likes of Cher and Madonna for guidance, now all they have to do is call mom. Mothers have been an increasingly influential group of women that gay men…

Friends with Benefits

I recently engaged in a “Friends with Benefits” relationship and for purposes of this article I will call him Yari. All of my friends were skeptical about the situation and warned me from continuing further. “You’ll develop feelings for him or he’ll develop feelings for you.” “It’ll get messy.” “You’ll get hurt.” Something like this…