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.

Punchline

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

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 … “

Teaching Not Just Sex, But Good Sex

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Sex education doesn’t teach us how to have good sex and relationships, rather how to roll the condom onto a banana and how to avoid contracting a sexually transmitted infection.

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.

How I Found Myself in Love With Two Gay Men

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Ten years into a happy marriage, Pamela Morris’ husband told her he was gay. Years later her son came out. She worked through her own emotions in order to love and support them both.

Because He Reads the Bible

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

Understanding the Misunderstood

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Stephen Michell explains why festivals like World Pride are important to himself and others in the gay community.

A Dad’s Open Letter to Evangelicals Recruiting Kids at Playgrounds

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Rob Watson writes an open letter to a religious group who seeks to convert children. He knows what he is talking about—they recruited him when he was nine.

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 Dad Says You’re A Fag”

Raymond Miller endured a lot of hate for being gay, but the reason behind the hate was sometimes surprising.

Black Parents, Gay Sons, and Redefining Masculinity

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It’s time to stop hyper-masculinizing black men: Edward Wyckoff Williams discusses.

An Open Letter To Same Gender Loving Black Men

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Dr. David J. Malebranche shares the heartbreaking loss of his friend, Warner, and how the story of his life has a chance to impact us all.

Dear Gov. Perry, Leave the Neuroscience to the Neuroscientists

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When Governor Perry compared homosexuality to alcoholism, Conrad Liveris – who is a sober gay man – had to wonder how this would affect our citizens’ freedom and liberty.

4 Reasons Why People Joke About Gay Rape

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Maddie McClouskey discusses the main reason why gay rape jokes are the norm in modern dialect.

007 vs. Title VII: ‘Goldfinger’, The Civil Rights Act, and White Male Privilege

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Greg Olear comments on the blatant sexism and racism within the third James Bond movie, and what we can learn from white male privilege.