BEING INSTAGAY HOT TAKES A LOT OF EFFORT…

Being Instagay hot takes a lot of effort. And time. And preparation. And research. And commitment. Most of us will never be Instagay hot. That isn’t a pity statement, or even a depressing one. It’s just reality. And it’s a reality that many of us should wholeheartedly embrace. Nothing against the Instagay hotness I see…

MAKING GAY FRIENDS AFTER 30 (PART III)

My quest to make new gay friends – after turning the big 3-0 – has in some ways, come full circle. (Feel free to catch up with Part1 and Part 2 here). I’ve gone from not having gay friends, but wanting to have some. To actively seeking and making gay friends, but it wasn’t as good as I thought it would be….

MAKING GAY FRIENDS AFTER 30 (PART II)

Does forming new, meaningful friendships with other gay guys get harder as you get older? And does being in a relationship add another layer of complexity? When I last left off, my partner and I had just made contact with another gay couple living in the same area to us. Considering we’re about an hours…

COULD GUN SAFETY BECOME THE NEW MARRIAGE EQUALITY?

In the wake of the tragedy in Orlando, the LGBT community can play a leading role in turning this tragic moment into a powerful movement that takes on the issue of gun safety once and for all. As millions of people around the world are dealing with their immediate feelings of shock, disbelief and horror at the mass…

¿IS SOCIAL MEDIA MAKING US UN-SOCIABLE?

Social media’s goals are lofty. It’s designed to bring us together. To connect people all over the world. But does it actually, really do any of that? In the almost decade since it’s invaded, and now pervaded our lives, has social media actually made us less sociable? These days, we’re connected like never before. We…

A RESPONSE TO THE ‘NO FATS, NO FEMS’ SHIRT

The response to the ‘No Fats, No Fems’ shirt has been one of outrage. While that’s a valid response, there is an opportunity to respond in other ways as well. The shirt is being sold at online retailer Marek + Richard. According to their website, the brand was founded in May 2011 by Neil Marek and Robbie…

MAKING GAY FRIENDS AFTER 30…(PART I)

Is it possible to make new gay friends after 30? That’s what my partner and I are in the process of trying to find out. I’m cautiously optimistic however and think that we will make new gay friends. But the main question we both have is, why does it seem so hard? To make it…