Anticipation of the Knife

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Masculinity is often tied to pain management. Here, Michael Walsh ponders whether one kind of pain can be used to manage another.

Trans* Surgeries Don’t Make the Man (or Woman)

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Justin Ropella still finds way too many people who can’t wait to ask questions about his partner’s private parts.

Stuff We Gay Guys Wish You Wouldn’t Say

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This video of stuff women (and not just women) say to gay men is still just a little too right on. So stop. Please.

Rewriting Our Sexual History

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Randall Frederick looks at why individuals, even entire communities, rewrite history to conform with their ideology.

The Duality of Being a Gay Christian

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Being a gay Christian in Mississippi has meant a lot of soul-searching for Glenn Garner.

I Hit Send, or Modern Meltdown [video]

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Steven Boyle’s interactive spoken word performance says as much about the audience as him.

The Power of Witness

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Sometimes an event has to be witnessed to see what it truly means.

The Canoe Ride

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Looking both inward and outward, Kenny Fries reminds us of how beauty “elevates our lives beyond mere description.”

Selfie: Manscape

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Aaron DeLee uses the trend of “the manscape” to powerful effect in a poem that is clearly about more than just manscaping.

Fall Equinox

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Using the challenging yet intensely musical ghazal form, Scott Wiggerman takes us inside the mind of a man questioning his relationship.

Why Do We Celebrate Pride?

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Donald D’Haene looks at gay pride celebrations from two very different points of view.

Mormon Mom’s Unconditional Love for Her Transgender Son

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Grayson Moore, a self-described “sheltered, Utah Mormon boy”, received the kind of love that all trans*children should get from their parents.

Would You Vote for an Admitted Heterosexual? [Video]

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A bunch of guys were asked if they would vote for a heterosexual president. I really hope this is a joke.

Next Town Over Kid

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Mark Ward paints a chilling picture of parental abuse based on gender performance and implied sexual orientation.

New York is Filled with Boys

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If Walt Whitman had lived in a different time, he might’ve written Perry Brass’s celebration of the boy in all of us.

My New Big Gay Agenda

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So much has changed in the past year that JJ Vincent decided his Big Gay Agenda needed an update.