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Struggling With Twink Envy

Glenn Garner | Posted 10.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Glenn Garner

My first real-life, up-close glimpse of this insane standard for the gay male physique was at a bar in New Orleans. Although I did not want to use my minimum wage to stuff the dancers' G-strings, I envied their natural ability to grasp the attention of the room. I realized that beauty and a good body came with a lot of power.

Don't Drop The Soap: Gay Body Image And Dove's Latest Viral Video

Carl Sandler | Posted 06.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

What struck me most when I watched the Dove video was how much I related to the women featured in it, and how it gives us gay men an opportunity to talk about our own body issues. Gay men need to find ways to acknowledge the poor self-image that many of us have experienced.