How I Tamed My Social Anxiety… Through Sex Therapy


Who knows how many great opportunities we’ve missed because we’ve surrendered to our social anxiety. One man shares his unorthodox solution.

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No, Sexual Abuse Doesn’t Turn People Gay

Sexual Abuse

A common misconception about why people are gay is that they have been molested, but the numbers don’t add up.

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The Good Men Leave Behind


On the first day of her first job, Sandi Marx met her boss, Stephen. He left an impression that remains more than 30 years later.

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Dear Straight Guys: Why Do You Have to Tell Me You’re Straight?


These conversations happen more often than you’d think. Why?

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Open Letter to Parents of Gay Kids: This Is Not About You


It’s back-to-school time. If you have, or even know, an LGBT kid, tune in.

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These Former Ex-gay Leaders Are Not Going Away


Former ex-gay ministers work to keep others from falling prey to the gay conversion machine.

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Straight Guys Answer “Gay” Questions


There’s a laundry list of questions that seem to be part of almost every LGBT experience. What if we changed them just a little?

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People Started Referring to Me as a Monster: A Gay Man’s Struggle With Alcohol


It took some hard lessons for Alexander to realize that he didn’t have to keep living his life by other people’s standards.

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Can My Life Have a Rewrite?


I sat down for a conversation with my internal Life Editor. It didn’t go quite as I expected.

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Six Pieces Of Life Advice For Our 20-Year-Old Selves A Decade Later


Have you ever said, “If only I knew then what I know now…?”. Here are six pieces of life advice we wish we could time machine to our 20-something selves.

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I’m Transgender and I Need Body Positivity, Too


On my worst days? I can’t leave my apartment. I ugly cry like there’s no tomorrow. And there’s a crushing weight on my chest, making it difficult to breathe, let alone function like the adult I’m supposed to be.

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In My Office, In the Closet


Out on the job? There may be more at stake than a paycheck when trying to answer this question.

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I Wish You Were My Real Father


During a dark time of the AIDS crisis in the gay community, Larry Bennett found light through the Big Brother, Little Brother Project.

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I Don’t Have to “be a Man” Anymore! Thank God, Thank Caitlyn!


I don’t have to “be a man” anymore. There, said it.
No gun shots yet?

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Call for Submissions: Let’s Talk Man-to-Man


Gay, bisexual, pansexual, questioning, single, in any sort of relationship, we’re looking for you.

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On Being a ‘Beautiful Boy’


There is a difference between being a beautiful boy and a handsome man. I discovered this when men would tell me as they dressed that they liked being with me, that sleeping with me felt like sleeping with a woman. Being told I was a beautiful boy was like suddenly becoming a famous child star, but knowing that your moment in the spotlight is fading fast.

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