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A Gay Man Explains Why He’d Rather Talk to Customers than His Family

To explain why he prefers the easy interaction of retail, Sebastian remembers the more shocking things his family said to him as a child. How Retail Is like Anonymous Sex In order...

How a Gay Couple Went from Loathing to Loving “Game of Thrones”

Wade and his husband assumed Game of Thrones wasn’t for them until they discovered it was enchanting – and surprisingly gay. And Why Do They Want This Alleged Throne?...

One Catholic Remembers the Verbal Abuse He Took — From a Priest

We are bombarded almost daily by instances of sexual abuse perpetrated by religious leaders, and rightly so. However, another kind of abuse, which can be equally pernicious, gets...

Want to Know the Real You? Look on the Dance Floor

I learned things about myself I could never have known otherwise on the dance floor. I’ve been an avid clubgoer since the glory days of disco, before I understood that being gay...

One Gay Man Says: Sometimes it’s Okay Not to Forgive and Forget Your Ex

Should there be a statute of limitations when it comes to forgiving and forgetting with an ex-boyfriend, partner or husband? One day, I accidentally discovered that my ex had...

Should Gay Men Stop Playing “Who Can Hook Up Fastest?”

There’s a contest in progress on the apps that no one wants to talk about when they’re not Grinding, Scruffing or Growling. And the gay universe would be a better...

This Week in Hate: Karen Pence, Gillette Reactions and Gay “Parents”

This week in hate: a pundit defends Karen Pence’s right to hate, the internet loses its mind over a Gillette ad, and there’s a petition against a parenting magazine...

A Lesbian High Schooler Asks Her Classmates: Look at Me Without Judgement

I sit in class and hear people around me use the term, “gay” — as in “That party was so gay” or “Dude, you’re gay.” They say it as a...

Why Does America Need a Black Pride Celebration?

Rainbow flags, beautiful toned bodies and eye-catching costumes. These are some of the sights at Black Gay Pride. Black Gay Pride — also known simply as Black Pride — is a...

Closeted Gay Politicians Keep Hitting On Me

Lucky people get hit on by a hunky Hollywood celebrities. Unlucky ones catch the eye of Kevin Spacey. It’s just my luck that closeted politicians are the guys who find me...

How to Be a Gay Daddy 101 – Part 3: What Does a Daddy Do With a Boy?

Our series on Daddy/boy relationships continues with this latest installment. In case you missed Parts One and Two: Part 1: Know Yourself, What You Seek, and Who’s Looking...

A Porn Star’s Friend Speaks out on Sex Work Shame, PTSD and Suicide

Internationally recognized pornstar and dancer Papisongo was rushed to the hospital early Monday afternoon after he was found in his Harlem highrise unconscious. Neighbors...