As a gay man, HIV/AIDS is an issue that has not directly affected my life or me personally. I’m HIV- and so is my partner. I don’t know many other gay guys. The handful (literally) of gay male friends that I do have, are all HIV-. So as an issue, HIV/AIDS has not left any marks or memories on my life.
There are many ways people and businesses can show support for the LGBT community. One organisation, Equality Funds, is showing their commitment to diversity and LGBT equality by putting their money where their mouth is – literally.
Our relationship to needing to know is an interesting one. There are some people (a minority) who are OK with not knowing. Then there are others (an even smaller minority) who don’t need to know. But for the majority of us, not knowing equates to fear, and it’s something we prefer to avoid.
Homophobia has many forms. It can be violence, physical intimidation, discrimination and unequal treatment. It can also come in the form of words. Words that as members of the LGBTI community, we’re unfortunately all too familiar with. Even as society moves towards a growing, genuine acceptance of the LGBTI community, language remains a battleground.
I love the concept of one-for-one giving. Basically, it means that if an organisation is selling let’s say shoes, for every pair of shoes that it sells, another pair is donated to a community in need. A lot of companies are going down this path, including HERO – a company that sells….of all things, condoms!
The Little Gay Blog recently turned 1 year old. It’s an achievement that I’m very proud of, as it does take quite a lot of time and effort to keep writing consistently and producing (hopefully) high quality articles.
For the first time in my life, I actually feel good about the way I look. And guess what? I don’t have washboard abs. My biceps aren’t bulging to escape from my shirt sleeves. And I’ll probably never be a gay magazine cover model.
There’s one topic that seems to be overlooked in the current discussion about marriage equality. Improvement.
The plans have been made. Plane tickets are booked. So is the hotel. The friends are rearing to go. So now the countdown to my very first gaycation begins!
Whether you’re looking for a lifetime of love, or just a night of lust, hook up apps might actually be holding you back.