Tag Archives: stereotypes

Why Being Gay Isn’t an Addiction

Opponents of equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people will often use the comparison of “the gay lifestyle” as an addiction; something like being an alcoholic or a drug addict. Those who are LGBT know that is not true. … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

The Company We Keep: Judgemental vs. Positive Attitues

An article in the Washington Blade on getting fit in 2015 has gotten a bit of a backlash in its commentary because of the seemingly ‘no fats’ take on who should be in your social circle: Surround yourself with healthy … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Telling Our Story: Gay Cowboys in Australia

Meet Dan and Miki. Two gay cowboys living out their dream life of ranching in Australia. What’s important about the telling of this story is finding the self you are most comfortable with. Dan’s self-confidence isn’t a gift he was … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, International LGBT News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Gay Fathers Explain the Selfless Reason for Adoption

The Huffington Post profiles Ricardo and Jessie Ortiz-Barreto, two gay men who have raised four adopted boys. The men speak of their desire to adopt in a powerful way that combats every stereotype that anti-equality forces claim when they try … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

‘Do I Sound Gay?’ Documentary to Explore the Gay Voice; Literally

David Thorpe is producing a documentary to explore the tone of the gay male voice and if, in some people, it is a give away to sexual orientation. Confession: I’ve always been self-conscious about “sounding gay.” It’s one of the … Continue reading

Posted in film | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Effeminate Gay Men Get Fierce, Powerful and Successful On TV

Sex-columnist, gay activist and speaker, Dan Savage deconstructs how effeminate gay men have moved fop foible to fully realized on Television screens. From the Slog: The swishy gay men on Under the Gunn or Drag Race aren’t sitting around waiting … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Overcoming our Own Stereotyping and Prejudices

As Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) persons, we’re always internally on guard for how we may be received by any given stranger at any given time. We think to ourselves ‘will they treat us with respect?’ and, at times, … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Accepting The Femine Mystique of the Gay Man

In opinion piece for The Huffington Post, Tyler Curry comments on how the image of what a gay man can be is growing. But as more and more athletes and actors come out, and as people get to know their … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Quote of the Day: Stereotypes

“The problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” — Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie From and excellent article on gays men and stereotypes on Gay.net

Posted in Quotes | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A Step Forward for Bisexual Visibility

From The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinal: Democratic state Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa said Tuesday she’s decided to come out as a bisexual member of the LGBT community. Zamarripa, the only Hispanic in the Legislature, faces one Democratic primary challenger in her bid … Continue reading

Posted in politics | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment