Mater, Maritatus

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Dakota Garilli writes of boys, their mothers, and “how we learn /of love.”

No Elegies for Porn Stars

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Dean Kostos’s newest book, This is Not a Skyscraper, contains many gems. This reflection on a porn watcher’s sense of entitlement to the attention of a neighborhood porn star–“earned by years of yearning”–is one such standout.

Dreamboys

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L. Lamar Wilson illustrates the challenging intersection of childhood, homophobia, and race.

One Post To Rule Them All: The Answer To All You Are Searching For

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One post that attempts to help you find what you’re looking for.

When You’re Thirteen

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Jarrett Neal considers that familiar rite of passage from childhood to adolescence–the boys’ locker room.

Love Has No Labels

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Watch what happens when the skeletons step out from behind the screen.

Dear Erskine College, God Does Not Hate Gay People

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Erskine College is the latest to use God’s Word to promote hatred. Wai Sallas wonders, when will love conquer hate

I Left It On the Mountain

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews the incredible memoir of a former meth addict, an HIV positive man, and a survivor of life’s trials.

Home

Island

Bill Trüb presents a poem replete with striking–and eerie–imagery.

I Just Came Out and I’m Not Gay

Coming Out

Every single one of us has the opportunity to “come out” whether we are LGBT or not; here’s why…

After 33 Years of Marriage, My Wife Came Out

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Can this reader’s marriage be saved? Amy Daves tries to help him sort it all out.

Is “Emotionally Gay” A Thing?

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Is there really such a thing as “hetero-normative,” or does that exist solely in the minds of those conditioned to believe so? Where do you exist on the spectrum of human sexuality?

The Pressure to Partner

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There is a decidedly frustrating “pressure to partner” that exists in nearly every generation. Christian M. Lyons declares that it ‘ain’t necessarily so.’

Will I Be a Disappointment in Bed? My 5 Biggest Fears About Coming Out

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Don’t let fear prevent you from living an authentic life.

Call for Submissions: Gay, Bisexual, Asexual Men

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We want the voices of gay, bisexual, and asexual men to be part of the conversation.*

Exercise: write a letter to the person who infected you

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Noah Stetzer explores HIV and uncertainty in this sobering poem.