As a community, it’s important to recognize these struggles, and do what we can to help alleviate the problems within it.
Guess Who’s Starting a Book?
Can you believe it? I sure can, because it’s been the only thing I’ve thought about for the past freakin’ year.
New Article on Medium! “Can’t We Just Be Friends?”
Just put up a new article on Medium! I had noticed a trend of men in the queer community (especially gay men) putting too much of a focus on romantic/sexual attraction when it comes to forming any sort of connection with other queer men. This mostly came from experiences I've had on dating apps, but …
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New Post on Medium: “Queerness Feels Safer”
I've decided to use Medium to post all of my opinion-based pieces, creative nonfiction essays, and other various non-blog writings! I feel that it will be more helpful for putting my writing in a space where people are looking to read things, and Medium seems to be a great platform for that. I'll still use …
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Love, Simon is the Movie Gay Teens Need
Love, Simon seems like your typical teenage rom-com about a high-schooler who’s not quite ready to come out yet, but it offers so much more. While the story focuses on Simon’s experience with learning about his sexuality through emailing another closeted high schooler, there are layers upon layers of social commentary about being a gay person in the modern day.
The Problem with Excluding Trans Women from RuPaul’s Drag Race
They’re just as important (that’s why they’re in the acronym), and their drag is just as valid, so they deserve an equal shot at the crown, whether or not the person running the show personally believes they should.
Too Gay? Or Not Gay Enough?
As my experience in straight-centric environments becomes more expansive, I start to see why members of the LGBTQ+ community often lean toward spending time with each other rather than with those outside of it. However, the experience of interacting with other members of the community is no strut down the runway, either.
Is it Bad to Identify with Stereotypes?
Some people in the community genuinely identify with traits that are considered stereotypes, and to say they don't have a place in the media (or even in society, for that matter) just because they express themselves that way, is offensive.
J.K. Rowling Has No Time for Gays
Ah yes, it looks another installment of “Keep the Gays Out of our Favorite Things” is unfolding right before us, brought to you by J.K. Rowling, and several fans of Harry Potter who find joy in insinuating that our childhood selves wouldn’t be welcome in the wizarding world.
Is Same-Sex Attraction Funny?
Now that I seem to notice it constantly, I think it’s worn on me to a point where it seems like much of society doesn’t actually take the idea of a man being with another man seriously.