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I didn’t come out. Gay just happened.

By : May 19, 2020 01 Comment
Why I never really came out in the traditional sense. Trigger warning: this article discusses substance abuse, mental health and suicidal ideation. If you asked me to describe my life from ages 15 to 23, I’d tell you that those were the worst eight years of my life that I wish I could forget. If you asked other people they’d say that I went to summer college at Syracuse University, damn near a full ride to college where I finished a five-year degree in four and a half and that I went to and completed graduate school at Columbia University.  Pretty big disconnect right? Hindsight is always 20/20 but at the time I couldn’t see that I was masking my pain with accomplishments so everyone around me would focus on
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Cuddling In The Rain (Gay Love Story)

By : May 19, 2020 Comments Off
I went over to see my boyfriend Jai, he drives a truck and we're in this long distance relationship thing and after a month of texting and FaceTime sex we finally get a chance to see each other! We had so much planned, Jai wanted to take me out to this nice restaurant and we go for a walk on the river and then come home and touch an kiss each other's bodies, that burning desire which I been holding in for months! When he opened the door he gave me the biggest hug....like he wouldn't let go! I didn't want to either, his big arms around my waist, with one of his hands grabbing my ass... "Baby, damn I missed you!" He said  "I missed you too, (kissing) I
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You Can’t Sit with Us

By : May 19, 2020 Comments Off
Not checking a box left me on my own gay island In seventh grade, I learned a new word: Bisexual. “What’s that mean?” I asked. “It’s when you like both boys and girls,” one of my friends said. There wasn’t just one, but two girls in my grade who were bisexual. I never felt like the other girls I hung out with and maybe that was why. Amber was more tomboyish and Shoshana was more girly, but I never felt like either one of them exactly, so I wasn’t sure if I was actually bisexual but I kept it in my back pocket just in case. Okay, so bisexual means I can like boys and girls. But do I like any girls or do I just think they’re really pretty?
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Dating During Lockdown

By : May 19, 2020 Comments Off
The good, the bad and the ugly  Does dating during lockdown exist? It does, it just exists in a more condensed version of regular dating. There’s very little meeting up, and very little swiping because of the lack of ability to meet up. In my personal experience I was able to meet one girl online, on Bumble, and it’s been great. We talk about the lockdown, and coronavirus because what else is there to talk about nowadays? We were curious about asking people what their experiences are like during the lockdown. So, we asked a few people about their dating habits during lockdown. Sophie, 20, Guelph, CanadaBisexual Woman  Okcupid  Have you gone on a date during lockdown?  “I haven’t been on a date since the lockdown started.”  How has your dating
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I Knew I Had A Non-Binary Gender Identity In Kindergarten

By : May 19, 2020 Comments Off
Bullying became my norm, and the bathrooms and locker rooms, where teachers were nowhere to be found, became dangerous. This article was featured in the HuffPost Beyond Binaries series on March 15, 2017 after the Trump Administration rescinded protections for transgender students under Title IX. Given that protections for transgender students have just been rescinded at the federal level, our youth that are afraid of the consequences of coming out need a voice. Here is my story. It was 1997. I was five. That’s when I first had to make the decision on which bathroom to use. I was in gym class, with a basketball between my feet, when suddenly nature was calling. In fact, she was banging at the door. Normally I would have used the single stall bathroom
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Coming out in India: How to Tackle the Dilemma?

By : May 19, 2020 Comments Off
Being an Asian, it’s inherent that I belong to a community that is very strict and conservative about the way matters of family are curated and concerned. When it comes to sexuality,at school, we aren't taught much how to deal with an umbrella topic that has such a wide scope and nuances. Having a friend in high school who was gay, taught me an important lesson in life: how does a person deal with something so delicate and how can one's life revolve around it entirely. This friend was Jai, who was an average shy Indian boy, always used to get awkward amongst our group; which consisted of many guys. When we were in our early adolescence, we just deemed him as an introvert, who doesn't like to mess with
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