Struggling with “Twink” Envy

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As a young gay man, Glenn Garner struggled with the unrealistic body ideals that pop culture, gay and straight, said were “right” for guys like him.

Hey #WomenAgainstFeminism and Feminists Against #WomenAgainstFeminism: A few things we can agree on

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Sarah Beaulieu is ready to have a conversation about why there is so much hate against feminism.

The Hypocrisy of Pro-Slur Crybabies

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Larry Womack wants you to consider a few things before you claim the right to use a slur.

The 12 Most Baffling Things Gay Men Do, Besides Vote Republican

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David Toussaint seeks to understand why his his fellow gay men would be swayed by trends such as “straight-acting”, over-plucking their eyebrows and going on hookup sites but stating they are “not looking”.

Words Are Things: What I Learned From Author Matt Kailey

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Dillan DiGiovanni shares how reading about late author Matt Kailey’s sexual orientation made his mind explode.

Doing It Wrong: Why Labeling Relationships Isn’t Necessarily Right

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Taylor Campbell believes that a marriage isn’t a label — it’s a couple’s way of being together.

Why Labels Should Be Like Sticky Notes

Just make sure you have enough, because people change. Even you.

Cindy Gericke asks us to drop our labels, or use them all, or change them around whenever we want.

So What if Barack Obama is Gay?*

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Oliver Lee Bateman discusses tabloid “outings” and the need for reassuring either/or categories.

Single Men Want Love Too

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Forget the stereotypes; men are looking for love.

Bye-bye Binary

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Dr. Aqualus Gordon believes straight men who find themselves attracted to other men should require no explanation and should definitely not be seen as pathological.

Bisexuality: For Lack Of A Better Word

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James Patrik’s journey through bisexuality and other labels.

“The capacity for change in even the most backward people starts with compassion. Take it from a former Psycho Bitch from Hell.”

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This is a comment by Vironika Tugaleva on the post “How to Deal with a Psycho Bitch from Hell”. The more we label each other, the more we reduce each other to stereotypes and the more we barriers up the walls between each other. We have to start at compassion to be able to reach through the awful moments.

Ten Things I’ve Learned From Mail-Outs

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Josh Bowman has licked his share of envelopes, applied his share of stamps, and affixed his share of labels. Here are some of the things he has learned from putting together mailings.

Men Who were Abused as Boys

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By reducing those who sexually abuse men and boys to “Sanduskys”, we put a generic face on a very real problem.

Bisexual, Pansexual, Born or Made?

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A survivor of childhood sexual abuse knows bisexuality is real, but wonders if he was born this way or made.

“‘Creep’ is a stronger way of saying ‘I don’t like that guy’ without saying why.”

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These are comments by Shoutybloke and mayfly on the post “Thoughts on ‘Creep’”.