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Donovan is an artist from Brooklyn, NY. After studying sociology at SBU and gaining tons of real life experiences, he has found himself yearning to share those experiences through many mediums, including music and writing.

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Entries by Donovan Thompson

Homosexuality vs. Christianity

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2016 | 4:06 PM

I remember being in college around my then friend's kitchen table, debating homosexuality. At this time, I was a section leader in the Gospel Choir, treasurer of Advent Youth Ministries, and I sang in several ensembles around campus and in churches. No one forced me to be in these groups,...

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Nice Guys Finish Last and Rightfully So

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2016 | 12:55 PM

We have all been there, waiting around with the phone in our hands for a response or note from the dude that makes our lustful hearts go pitter-patter, all while ignoring the phone calls from the other guy who is consistent. You know which guy I'm talking about -- the...

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Redefining What It Means to Be a Gay Black Man

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2016 | 2:19 PM

I have had enough. Simply speaking from the heart, I desire more for our community. It feels like we are stuck in a rut. We've built a jail for ourselves, first engineered by the lies of false prophets, reinforced by the hate we were taught to inflict on our own...

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Gays and the Holidays

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2015 | 3:59 PM

There is nothing quite like the holiday time. I used to have this amazingly warm, loving feeling in my body that could only be matched by the lights on a beautifully decorated Christmas tree or by the scent of my grandmother's holiday cooking. It's been a while since I've felt...

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5 Reasons You Should Trade in Your Apps for a Real Matchmaker

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 9:55 AM

I have been on the dating scene for the past two years and I have absolutely nothing to show for it other than a crowded contact list. Well, that's not totally true; I have also learned that gay men simply don't know what the hell we're doing. It's like we've...

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'Love and Hip Hop''s Gay Storyline Sparks Round Table Discussion

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2015 | 11:08 AM

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VH1 HOSTS ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION MODERATED BY T.J. HOLMES ON THE REALITY OF BEING OPENLY GAY IN THE HIP HOP COMMUNITY WITH "LHH: OUT IN HIP HOP" PREMIERING MONDAY, OCTOBER 19 AT 11PM*

I must admit, I have never been a fan...

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Dear Black People: A Word from a Gay Black Man

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2015 | 4:46 PM

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Many of us are riddled with pain, an internal ache that only we can understand. It's continuously fed and nurtured by a society that refuses to acknowledge the open wounds that lie beneath our blackness. I've learned that confirmation will never come because...

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Gay Dating- Single In Your 30s

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2015 | 1:36 PM

I was in a relationship for the majority of my twenties. When it was finally over, I spent about a good two years getting to know myself as a 20-something year old, newly single man. I did some good self-reflective work in those years, but I didn't prepare myself for...

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The Latest Accessory: The Gay

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 1:33 AM

Have you ever felt that gay guys are portrayed in the media as cheeky fairy godmothers rather than same-gender-loving men? Me too!

So, the other night, I watched The Real Housewives of Atlanta. I already know what you're thinking. I assure you I was raised right, but I too...

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Is the World Ready for Out, Black Male Artists?

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 2:20 PM

"Do you think Trey Songz is gay?"

I cannot tell you how many people have asked me that. Meanwhile back at the ranch, my gaydar is as about as accurate as Teresa Giudice's taxes. However, my response is: Wouldn't it be exciting that if he were gay, he would feel...

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Gay Pride: Are Black Gay Men Proud?

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 5:05 PM

In my office, I have a rainbow flag on my desk. My once most hidden secret is now boastfully exposed and illuminates my life. The darkness I once lived in has been infiltrated by a refined red, an overjoyed orange, a youthful yellow, a grown-up green, a brave blue, and...

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Tops and Bottoms: 'Are You the Man or the Woman?'

(16) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 3:03 PM

"So who's the woman in the relationship?"

Seriously?! Is this real life? Even when it has not been hurled at me specifically, I have heard this question way too often.

When this piece of ignorance comes from a curious straight person, it is offensive yet mildly amusing. However, when...

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"I Don't Normally Date Dark-Skin Men": Colorism in the Black Gay Community

(69) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 9:33 AM

"I don't normally date dark-skin men, but you are hot." Okay so, am I supposed to say thank you? Should I be pleased that I am the exception to your rule, driven undoubtedly by self-loathing? Should I feel relieved that perhaps to you, my not too big nose, my not...

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Growing Up Gay and Jamaican: As if Being Gay Wasn't Enough

(24) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 1:22 PM

I spent the majority of my childhood living in absolute fear. I tucked my thoughts of wanting a boyfriend deep down in my gym bag. I mean, I grew up hearing that being gay is a one-way ticket to hell, and that batty bwoys deserve to be killed because they're...

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