What accounts for the existence of gay people? (Part Two)

Sometimes I feel like I'm doing things all wrong. I'm 22 and I just moved to New York City; such a "hipster and artsy" move to make, no? I'm young, shouldn't I make the most of it and "enjoy" it? I suppose this translates to: being generally noncommittal job-wise, trying crazy things, and dating/sleeping around. I mean, I'm down for the first two, but the third? This is where it breaks down, since I've been dating the same person for four years and moved in with him upon moving to the city. We have an IKEA bed together. There's no turning back after that, right?

Who needs a gay education?

Me. Republicans. Probably most people who don't realize that founding fathers have loved other men, Abraham Lincoln wrote love letters to men, and that Eleanor Roosevelt was pretty queer herself. Our history textbooks don't cover these topics. Some still believe that being gay is some kind of "modern" phenomenon, but they couldn't be any more wrong.… Continue reading Who needs a gay education?

“But I’m not that kind of gay”

So, unlike many LGBT individuals, I didn't grow up in my younger years feeling I was "different," or at least not to an incredible degree. When I was younger I had a strong core of male friends, most of whom were pretty involved with sports--because what else were boys supposed to do? I played sports, too: soccer… Continue reading “But I’m not that kind of gay”