Day: January 11, 2022

Tituss Burgess Wants Gay Guys to Stop Shaming Their Feminine Peers!
Culture And Lifestyle
Femphobia

Tituss Burgess Wants Gay Guys to Stop Shaming Their Feminine Peers!

Tituss Burgess is breaking new ground as the lovable character of “Titus Andromedon,” an immediate favorite in the show Unbreakable Kimmy Shmidt. As an aspiring theatre performer, Andromedon is eccentric, talented and driven to succeed. Burgess, who is already a well-established Broadway performer, knows exactly how to channel his character’s soul. “I knew exactly who we […]

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5 Signs You’re Femphobic & Don’t Realize It
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Femphobia

5 Signs You’re Femphobic & Don’t Realize It

Homophobia doesn’t end when you come out of the closet. It’s a strain of poison that sticks with us for as long as we allow it. While it’s easy for gay guys to point to the world and cry “homophobe,” it’s time we turn a spotlight on ourselves. We’ve become our worst enemy. To make […]

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Parents: Stop Forcing Your Sons to be Masculine
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Femphobia

Parents: Stop Forcing Your Sons to be Masculine

When I was five, my mom decided it was time for me to go hunting. Perhaps the gun and cowboy boots would knock some machismo into her Barbie-carrying, Madonna-loving, Disney-obsessed son (it didn’t). I don’t remember a time in my childhood when I didn’t walk on eggshells. My town inhabited the manliest of guys: from football quarterbacks […]

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American Sports is More Homophobic Than All English-Speaking Countries on Earth
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Homophobia

American Sports is More Homophobic Than All English-Speaking Countries on Earth

A study called “Out on the Fields” surveyed 9,500 people (2,064 were lesbian, bisexual or gay) and found that 84% had witnessed or experienced homophobia in sports. The study was the first and largest of its kind, and the results were disappointing. When compared to the United Kingdom, and countries like Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the […]

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What Lies Beneath Internalized Homophobia?
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Homophobia

What Lies Beneath Internalized Homophobia?

Internalized homophobia exists at alarming proportions in this country with straight people and gay people alike. It’s self-hatred aimed at ourselves, painted with shame, and expressed by anger. Despite what you may think, internalized homophobia isn’t just rooted by social upbringing, but it’s also the lacking result of self-investigation. Research suggests a major reason why people become prejudice […]

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America’s Homophobic Tradition Must End. Now.
Culture And Lifestyle
Homophobia

America’s Homophobic Tradition Must End. Now.

Once upon a time, there was a country declaring freedom and justice for all. As it matured and grew, so did its way of life. While technology evolved, fundamental beliefs stayed the same. But the people became addicted to their own philosophy, birthing martyrdom without a cause. We as people live in a realm of our own understanding. […]

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Stop Laughing at Homophobic Jokes
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Homophobia

Stop Laughing at Homophobic Jokes

Growing up, the only way of hiding my “gayness” was to not only to pretend I wasn’t, but to prove it as well. My family isn’t the type to let you go down without a fight, so the only option was to convince them I was homophobic–the oldest trick in the book. As I grew up and came to accept myself, it was hard to loose […]

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How to Overcome Internalized Homophobia
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Homophobia

How to Overcome Internalized Homophobia

Internalized homophobia is a silent killer in America. Countless gay men from around the world are brainwashed to hate themselves. We’re shaped to believe that in order to have value, we must suppress who we really are. It’s hard to find the root of internal struggle, but within our community there seems to be a toxic resentment shared […]

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I’m Neither Masculine or Feminine – I am ME
Coming Out
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Femphobia
Friendships
Homophobia

I’m Neither Masculine or Feminine – I am ME

Our culture loves categories, but what happens when you don’t fit into any of them? Labels scare the bejesus out of me: “masculine,” “feminine,” “queer,” “flamer.” The rhetoric some people are so used to saying out loud makes my skin crawl. For others labels can be gratifying or encouraging, but for me it seems to limit my […]

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LGBTQ Police Officers are Coming Out & It’s a Beautiful Thing…
Coming Out
Culture And Lifestyle

LGBTQ Police Officers are Coming Out & It’s a Beautiful Thing…

While LGBT folks across the country have had fluctuated emotions in the last 3 years regarding progressive (and regressive) laws, one particular community seems to have been left in silence. But that’s all changing. According to research, 15 – 43% of gay and transgender workers have experienced some form of discrimination on the job, 8 – 10% claim […]

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