Last year, The Good Men Project was all set to expand LGBT awareness, inclusion, and activism with a dedicated section to LGBT issues.
But LGBT sections in publications present a challenge.
It’s true there are issues unique to the LGBT community. And an LGBT section can provide a place for targeted conversations that are easy to find – by writers of all orientations and identities.
The problem is that by precluding a piece of writing with a label that in some circles still serves to polarize, an entire swath of people may be turned off. At the least, they won’t be inclined to read. Those are exactly the readers who belong on these pages.
So, we changed our minds.
We think it’s more important to continue to provide clear examples of intersectionality in our lives. In other words, the fluidity that exists on spectrums of gender and sexuality—the very idea of which we often confine to LGBT folks—necessarily mimics a flow of identities across this, and any, single-section heading.
While none of us is everything, neither are we just one thing.
So this Call for Submissions accompanies a Call to Action.
Readers who feel neither personal connection nor particular interest in LGBT issues or voices, challenge yourself. You might learn something. You might learn nothing. Both are instructive experiences.
Writers, we want to hear from you. LGBT writers, absolutely. But straight writers too.
Tell your stories. Gay love.
Make your arguments. Transphobia.
Speak your truths. Sex. It’s universal.
Blur the boundaries.
For every “I am, and so” …. give us “I am, and yet.”
That is a conversation no one else is having.
When you’re ready to submit, click the red box.
Please request editor Kevin Wood. Or, if you are already working with an editor at GMP, please be sure to name that person.
The Good Men Project is different from most media companies. We are a “participatory media company”—which means we don’t just have content you read and share and comment on but it means we have multiple ways you can actively be a part of the conversation. As you become a deeper part of the conversation—The Conversation No One Else is Having—you will learn all of the ways we support our Writers’ Community—community FB groups, weekly conference calls, classes in writing, editing platform building and How to Create Social Change.
Here are more ways to become a part of The Good Men Project community:
Request to join our private Facebook Group for Writers—it’s like our virtual newsroom where you connect with editors and other writers about issues and ideas.
Click here to become a Premium Member of The Good Men Project Community. Have access to these benefits:
- Get access to an exclusive “Members Only” Group on Facebook
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- Get free access to classes, workshops, and exclusive events
- Be invited to an exclusive weekly “Call with the Publisher” with other Premium Members
- Free commenting badge, listing on our Friends page, and more.
Are you stuck on what to write? Sign up for our Writing Prompts emails, you’ll get ideas directly from our editors every Monday and Thursday. If you already have a final draft, then click below to send your post through our submission system.
Join our exclusive weekly “Call with the Publisher” — where community members are encouraged to discuss the issues of the week, get story ideas, meet other members and get known for their ideas? To get the call-in information, either join as a member or wait until you get a post published with us. Here are some examples of what we talk about on the calls.
Want to learn practical skills about how to be a better Writer, Editor or Platform Builder? Want to be a Rising Star in Media? Want to learn how to Create Social Change? We have classes in all of those areas.
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However, you engage with The Good Men Project—you can help lead this conversation about the changing roles of men in the 21st century. Join us!
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