Dating a Newly-Out Gay Man: 7 Pros and 7 Cons

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Heaven on earth or hell waiting to happen? Newly out gay men are always full of surprises.

Growing Up Gay in the Modern American South

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The modern South, and being a gay man there, is everything and nothing you’d expect it to be.

My Grandma was My Biggest Ally

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His mother turned on him when he came out. His 78-year-old grandmother intervened.

The Good Men Project: Coming Out 2014

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Coming Out stories are important. Each new one could help someone else realize that they are not alone.

The 7 Words that Changed a High School Bully

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“I thought you were better than that.” These words were life-changing for Joseph Bardin.

Does Laughter Equal Tolerance?

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A satirical article in a skateboarding magazine brings up the question…should jokes about gay men be used to grab media attention?

Punchline

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Christopher Stephen Soden explores the uncertainty of queer youth–and perhaps youth in general–in this vivid poem.

Banana

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In a poem that some will find creepy and others will find darkly funny, Ann Clark reminds us that the people we love often hide secrets.

A Straight Man Asks His Friends, If You Could Choose, Would You Be Straight or Gay?

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Chris Thompson was moved to outrage by the hate parents showed when their son came out. And he was moved to tears when he asked his friends, “If you could choose … “

The First Shower

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L. Lamar Wilson raises a powerful memory of sameness and difference– a father-son moment that is both tender and sorrowful.

Blind and Gay and Not Alone

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When one man was told, “It looks like you’re gay,” it was the beginning of something good.

Same Sex Sex and Why We Need to Remove Labels

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We are all human. How about we just acknowledge ourselves as sexual beings? Whatever make-up that involves becomes individual choice.

Your Parents Say Okay

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In this poem from his brand new book, award-winning poet Stephen Mills offers a stirring commentary on same-sex marriage, token acceptance, and the politics of “normal.”

My First Time at a Gay Bar, and What I Realized [video]

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Activist and writer Andrew Morrison-Gurza shares his first experience going into a gay bar.

When Straight Men Fall In Love: A Brief History

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How long have just “regular guys” been falling in love with other men? Oh, since about the beginning of time.

Because He Reads the Bible

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Dakota Garilli expertly explores the age-old tensions between religion and sexuality, parents and children.