LGBT 🏳️‍🌈 Respect Us by Educating Yourself.

The gays are on the rise: we are setting-then-dominating trends, we are slowly sliding our way into the mainstream media and we basically run Twitter. Gay culture is becoming better known; more popular, if you will. And while this sudden surge in popularity is great, it’s also birthed a new type of ignorance, one that isn’t rooted in homophobia, but…

Gay, Unpopular – why don’t they like me?

As gay men many of us are obsessed with popularity. We seek it out on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat; at clubs, parties and bars. We edit photos and add filters. We count how many likes we get and tailor what we say to fit our audience. We do this daily and we do it for senseless validation. We are obsessed with…

Common Ground – Being happy for your ex.

It’s easy to forget someone’s magic when they’re no longer in your life. Their faults, mistakes and indiscretions become a narrative louder than “Remember how happy he once made you.” Those times they made you feel amazing are now foggy and time-worn; the passionate sex is a dimly lit, bland memory.  Yes, it’s easier to villainise and critique, to condemn…

Un-Valentine’s Day

Later this week, millions of people across the country will come together to celebrate the crippling, ball-booting farce known as Valentine’s Day. They’ll express their love by sending flowers, booking overpriced restaurants and splattering stomach churning posts all over your social media feeds. Those bastards. Valentine’s Day, the only national occasion dedicated to mental illness. Valentine’s Day, where there’s a…

Bitch, Please – Are You Brutally Honest, or Straight-Up Nasty?

Disappointingly for all concerned this is not a crash course on how to be a bitch. For one, if you need to follow a step-by-step guide then you’re unfortunately not emotionally equipped to gracefully manoeuvre the ‘bitch’ lifestyle (and thus are probably a good person.) Secondly, if you are that kind of dingbat that opened this to further enhance your…

The Gay Mafia – Please, get over yourself.

It’s really easy to hate yourself no matter where you are, or who you are with. But it’s especially easy to hate yourself if you’re gay. You hate yourself cause you don’t live up to the unrealistic expectation of beauty you see on Instagram. You hate yourself because a community that’s meant to care deeply about you is polluting your…