Tag Archives: self-loathing

HomoQuotable – Michael Glatze

“Homosexuality came easy to me, because I was already weak.” – Noted gay activist and founder of Young Gay America magazine, Michael Glatze, who announced in a first-person column today on WingNutDaily that he is now an “ex-gay”. WND crows in a separate story, “‘Gay’-rights leader quits homosexuality.” Apparently Glatze came to know Jeebus thanks to eating some expired ass, …

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HomoQuotable – Michael Bussee

“Some who heard our message were compelled to try to change an integral part of themselves, bringing harm to themselves and their families. Although we acted in good faith, we have since witnessed the isolation, shame, fear and loss of faith that this message creates.” – Former Exodus co-founder Michael Bussee, in a joint apology issued with two other former …

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Open Thread Thursday

A couple of posts down you’ll find my rant regarding those in our own community who heap scorn and insults on gay men that don’t meet their twisted personal standards of masculinity. Longtime readers of this here website thingy know that I regard that sort of divisive self-loathing as perhaps the greatest internal challenge that gay men face, both as …

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How To Not Win Friends
And Influence Bears

You may recall the huge brouhaha a few months ago when complaints arose that the bear-themed hookup site Bear411 was routinely refusing membership to men whom the site owner felt did not meet his personal ideal of “bearness”, namely non-hirsute or smaller guys. Asian men in particular seemed to bear the brunt of the rejections, although some were allowed to …

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Watching The Defectives

Gentle readers, this essay first ran on JMG in 2005, a couple of days after New York City’s Pride Parade. I got so many wonderful emails wishing that I’d made this post before Pride, rather than after it, that last year I ran it again, but on the Friday before the major Pride events around the country began. I do …

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