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Slut-shaming an STD Poster

The office where I work just recently got new STD testing posters. At first I thought the posters were a clever way to get gay men to read the poster and get tested. They addressed all target markets including models of multiple races and they even used punny humor if you weren’t already sold by…

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TBT: The Football Game

“I’m lost. I have no idea where I am!” “What do you mean you’re lost??” I’ve been on the phone talking to my drunk boyfriend James for the past thirty minutes trying to figure out where he is. It’s the first football game of the season and he got too drunk at the tailgate so…

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…

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Is Playing Gay the New Black Face?

A few months ago I wrote an article praising “Dallas Buyers Club” as one of the best movies of the year. I felt the performances were real, the cinematography incredible, and the storyline captivating. However, other gay blogs and writers railed on the movie as an exploitation of a subculture to which these actors did…

Coming to Peace with France

After dancing on a train alone and an awkward connecting train with this guy: I finally made it to Toulouse. This entire trip the French have been the first to always get on my nerves. Whether they were hawking lugis in our room, smoking, or being generally unpleasant, I never took a liking to them…

Alternative Sexualities

While in Barcelona, I made my one and only Lesbian friend while on this trip. I’ve often wondered where all the lesbians are and feel bad that there aren’t more options for them. Knowing Barcelona was better integrated, I took my new friend out to enjoy the nightlife despite her protests that she doesn’t dance…

Fag Hags

While in Stuttgart, my cousin Amy took us to MyBar to hang out with some of her friends. It came up, as it always does, that I am gay. This caught the interest of one of her friends in particular. “Oh my gosh! I have always wanted gay best friend. To go shopping with and…