BECAUSE WE LOVE…

We are the dupes of myth when we upbraid ourselves because we love, for we are made for loving: all the sweets of living are for those that love. Be joyful, unafraid!

UN MOVES LGBTI REFUGEES TO SAFE HOUSES IN NAIROBI AFTER KENYAN CAMP ATTACKS

The UN has transferred Kenyan LGBTI refugees to a safe house in Nairobi after they experienced violence from fellow refugees. About 30 LGBTI refugees received injuries in a vicious attack after trying to rally for improved conditions at Kakuma Refugee Camp. Locals and fellow refugees assaulted the LGBTI refugees outside the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) office. The sexual minorities…

GAY MEN & BODY IMAGES…

Whether it’s building muscle – or losing fat – to pursue what we consider to be our ideal body, many gay men experience body image issues. Our relationship to our own bodies is a topic that fascinates me. As gay men, issues of body image, self-esteem and self-worth are undeniably closely linked to our sexuality….

WHY NO SEX ON THE FIRST DATE ISN’T A BAD THING FOR GAY MEN

Yes, you read the headline correctly. Here we are, on a gay website, reading about why you shouldn’t necessarily sleep with someone on the first date. You haven’t accidentally stumbled onto the wrong website. I’m a gay man, presenting other gay men with the option to not have sex on the first date. This is a…

MALE SEX WORK & THE GAY COMMUNITY’S JUDGEMENT…

Few professions are as misunderstood, disparaged and infamous as that of the world’s oldest profession – sex work. Male sex work in particular, has its own unique challenges. In reality, the profiles of male sex workers are nearly as varied those of their clients, encompassing a wide range of personalities, needs and lifestyle. Male sex…

TRANSGENDER BOXER MAKES HISTORY, WINS PROFESSIONAL DEBUT

History was made on Saturday night when Patricio Manuel won his professional debut boxing match against Mexican super featherweight Hugo Aguilar. Why was it historical? Manuel is the first transgender boxer to compete in the United States professionally. While this was Manuel’s first post-transition professional fight, he’s far from new to the world of boxing….

FLIPPING GAY LABELS WHERE “DADDY” IS CONCERNED

Terms in the gay community can have a way of flipping on themselves depending on a ton of factors.  Gone are the days where the labels equate exactly to one of two things: age and look.  Now, terms are used much more freely and have more room to breathe. Apps are a big way to…

GOLDEN GLOBES RECOGNISE QUEER TV SHOWS ALONGSIDE LADY GAGA

Lady Gaga has received two Golden Globe nominations—for best actress and best original song in A Star Is Born—in a year of LGBT+ successes. The bisexual actress and singer was recognised on Thursday (November 6) for the film’s hit song “Shallow,” which she co-wrote. Lady Gaga was joined on the Golden Globes list by historical lesbian comedy The Favourite, which scored…

MEETING OF THE SOULS (FRAGMENTS OF THE COMMUNITY)

We all have many aspects to ourselves – integrating these parts into wholeness is an important step in healing. Sometimes it feels as if we have many different people living inside of us, expressing themselves in voices that seem distinct from one another. There is the inner child with its wants and needs, the angry…