For those who don't know, gay panic is a legal defense a defendant use in court that essentially blames the victim's sexual orientation or gender identity for the crime.
Can I be honest? This year was shit. Not to be confused with "THE" shit because... no. Just no. Nothing ceased to amaze me this year. Not the bigot we have in our white house or the moment the KKK's took over a college campus (in broad daylight). And definitely not the closet Kevin Spacey... Continue Reading →
Being gay in America can be a death sentence for a lot of us. And although this may sound like an exaggerative effort to highlight the disparities the gay community faces, it’s the unfortunate truth. Being gay in America is a death sentence- just ask Giovanni Melton. At the age of 14, Giovanni was shot... Continue Reading →
I can't really put my finger on it, but if I had to pick, I think the movie or television show that made me gay was To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything. I mean, it's either that or In Living Color. Except, I remember watching In Living Color with my whole family... but I'm the... Continue Reading →
Whenever I come across stories about an LGBT+ community member murdered, raped, or beaten, why is it always followed by a backlash of victim shaming? Why does the blame always fall back onto the trans woman or onto the gay man? Why? How can the public empathize with a murderer but demonize the victim? I have... Continue Reading →
At the 2017 Emmys, Lena Waithe made history by becoming the first black (gay) woman to win for best comedy series WRITER. She ended her acceptance speech by saying, "And last but certainly not least, my L.G.B.T.I.A family. I see each and every one of you. The things that make us different...those are our superpowers.... Continue Reading →
I've always had mixed feelings about the idea of "coming out," especially when I was younger. For me, the concept alone was rather weird and unnecessary. Never in my life have I heard or seen somebody come out as straight. I'm sure some of you rolled your eyes or even scoffed at my equivalency, but you... Continue Reading →
Gay conversion therapy, or "reparative therapy," is a controversial and discredited "treatment" aimed at attempting to change or convert a person's sexual orientation (always from gay or bi to straight) or gender identity,.
Bottom shaming has unapologetically become the ammunition and defense mechanism for gays against gays. Gay men love labels. It's true. However, at some point, we have to collectively take a stand to leave the labels on clothes and remove them from groups of people, especially when they promote hate.