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Sex on Tuesday

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Over time, by choosing to love myself, I have come to see that I’m not responsible for the way that people perceive me.
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Daddy Issues

Sex on Tuesday

It took me 22 years to embrace my actual identity and understand that what I thought was an attraction to men was actually an outright addiction to the male gaze.
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Color me red

Sex on Tuesday

Even if we wore the same color, the nail polish would always look different on me. I would always be the “unacceptable” gay, and he would be the “acceptable” gay.
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Gay man, straight dick

Sex on Tuesday

I came to the conclusion that men don’t prioritize the sexual pleasure of their partners, but rather, their focus is largely centered on their own sexual gratification.
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Freeing Britney and me

LGBTea

The second a gay man wears a dress, the universe explodes. So instead, queer men often focus our energy on these pop divas — the only acceptable way to express our femininity.
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Saving the day

LGBTea

There was such a lack of queer representation in these superhero franchises that I could only relate to a character’s grief and agony. I was grasping at straws to find the faintest connection between my life and that of a hero.
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The fallout of coming out

LGBTea

Nothing can genuinely depict coming out and the effect it’ll have on you — the mixed emotions of peace of mind and distress, the combination of happily ever after and Shakespearean tragedy.
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Swallowing my pride

LGBTea

Pride is a political statement. But it’s also more than that. It’s about surviving against the odds. It’s about celebrating and showing support for the LGBTQ+ community.
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