THE GIFT OF DISAPPOINTMENT IS A BRIDGE TO THE QUEER COMMUNITY

The gift of disappointment is to bring us into reality of the world so we don’t get stuck in the realm of how things might have been and accept our rightful place within the queer community. Whenever we do something in life with an expectation of how we’d like it to turn out, we risk…

F.D. BORDEAUX: ‘IT’S ESSENTIAL TO LIVE OUT & PROUD AS A GAY RAPPER’

F.D. Bordeaux (real name Alexander Xavier Harris) isn’t ashamed to call himself a gay rapper. In fact, he believes living out and proud is an ‘essential’ act of defiance in his industry. The 20-year-old rapper was born in Texas, then moved to New Jersey when he was seven. He now attends college in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He…

IS PrEP OUR SAVIOUR?

The sexual revolution of the 1960s and ’70s came to an abrupt and brutal end for many gay and bi men the moment AIDS was traced to sexual contact. In the early days of the epidemic, sex between men was equated with AIDS, not just in the mainstream media, but also in prevention efforts by…

QUEER YOUTH ARE USING GRINDR FOR A LOT MORE THAN HOOKING UP

Gay and bisexual teens are using popular “hookup apps” like Scruff and Grindr to find more than just a sexual relations, according to new research from Northwestern University. The study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, found that the apps are being used by more than half of sexually active gay and bisexual identified males…

¿WHY DOES D!CK SIZE MATTER?

We all know that sex is more than just penis size, yet it is the only thing that matters to a lot of gay men. Why is that? Is it merely porn and general folklore that conditioned us to believe that when it comes to penises, the bigger the better? Does size influence if you…

STUDY SHOWS DISNEY IS FAILING LGBT KIDS – DESPITE ‘CASHING IN’ ON PRIDE MERCH

A report has shown that Disney’s blockbuster releases are failing LGBT kids – despite the company cashing in on LGBT merchandise. Disney last month announced a ‘Pride’ merchandise range for the first time, featuring a range of rainbow-themed merchandise aimed at LGBTQ fans. But just weeks after the launch, GLAAD’s annual Studio Responsibility Index reporthas launched –…

¿CAN CHEATING BE HEALTHY FOR A RELATIONSHIP?

When it comes to trust, cheating is like a bomb that goes off between your two-some. It destroys this core foundation that is needed for a successful relationship. The desire to have our beloved partner to ourselves is such a primal need that the breach of monogamy can inspire a level of hurt and rage…

YOUTH PASTOR POSTS HEARTBREAKING TRIBUTE AFTER GAY BOY’S SUICIDE

A youth pastor just posted a heartbreaking tribute to a 17-year-old boy who left him a suicide note. Youth Pastor Peter Delacroix discovered the suicide note in his emails sent from Max – one of the teens he peer counsels. But in the 10 minutes it took to rush to check on the boy, it was already…

RENAMING GAY PRIDE 🏳️‍🌈

Invariably each year, the question of the value of Gay Pride is raised and as Gay Pride Month draws near, it’s worth asking whether renaming Pride to Rights might better reflect what the whole month is actually about  What are your thoughts?

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: SEASON 10, EPISODE 9 – “BREASTWORLD”

What happened to our girls? After last week’s dynamic Cher Rusical, slap-happy mini-challenge and glitterific runway, last night’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race felt like everyone spiked their Absolut berry acai cocktails with a hefty helping of Ambien. (Or at least Flaccida.) It was an off-week for even the strongest competitors, yielding a middling episode up until a thrilling…