gay culture

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Thou Shall Honor ‘The Kiki’

Not too long ago I found myself defending my gayness and aspects of my culture with someone I should not have been—a pseudo-ally that doesn’t belong in the spaces we often occupy. That particular moment…

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Are We Ashamed Of Our Own?

Right before I say something scathing, I usually preface with one of two phrases: “No shade, but…” or “I don’t judge, but…” These are clever attempts to be polite because, usually, what I’m about to…

All The King Bey’s Men

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America…” (Come on, join in you guys!) “…and to the Republic, for which it stands…” (Yeah! You got it!) “One Nation…” “Under Bey…” “Indivisi…”…

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Gay: It’s A White Thing

When I saw the video of the two black men getting married that sent the media into frenzy over the last couple of weeks, I was uneasy. I was uneasy and I couldn’t necessarily understand…

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‘Plus-Sized’ In The Gay World…

As I waited in an extremely long line at a club in Atlanta a few years ago, I scanned the line ahead of me for people I knew who might get my friends and me…