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Gay Men Body Image

Why I No Longer Need to Be a 'Beautiful Boy'

Shawn Binder | Posted 08.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Shawn Binder

There is nothing left for me anymore in the touch of a stranger and there is nothing left in the words that I used to desperately crave to hear. Now when people tell me I'm pretty it feels like a stab to the man I want to be.

Confession: I've Done Steroids

Dougall Fraser | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dougall Fraser

Both my parents struggle with their weight. I was almost 100 pounds overweight as an adolescent. I have family members who are so obese that they can barely walk. Because of this, weight is a frequent topic on my mind. At one point in my life, my body-image issues were so rampant that I was willing to risk my own physical safety.

Are Gay Men Really More Superficial Than Women And Straight Men?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A panel of writers and community members joined HuffPost Live this week to weigh in on whether or not gay men are really more superficial and image-co...

My Battle With Male Anorexia

Paul Florez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Paul Florez

I was anorexic by the time my boyfriend Jeff and I moved to Manhattan in 2006. I was 22 years old, 6 feet tall, and 118.3 pounds. I had halfheartedly followed the South Beach Diet as a quick way to drop the extra pounds, but once I reached my desired weight, I just started starving myself.

Real Men Love Their Bodies From the Inside Out: The Gay Man's Intro to Loving His Looks

Jonathan D. Lovitz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jonathan D. Lovitz

I thought having a killer body was everything, and I had no idea when enough was enough. I was nailing magazine covers and product endorsements, but even with a gorgeous boyfriend who told me I was beautiful every day, I never felt like I was good enough when I looked in the mirror.

Blob and Weave

Mike Diamond | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mike Diamond

Being in Hollywood is like weighing yourself on Jupiter. No matter what I see in the mirror, in my head I am the flabbiest gay man to ever exist. Also, my timing sucks: I was a rail-thin teenager when muscle boys were it, and now that "lean is queen," I have love handles that are totally unlovable.

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

Carl Sandler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Why Gay Men Hate Their Bodies, Too

YourTango | Larry Cappel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Bad body image is not a plight reserved for heterosexual women. "I am so sick of my body. I lift weights every day; I eat protein shakes and do eve...

Gay Men And Body Image: It's Time For A Revolution

Jacob Tobia | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jacob Tobia

Gay men of the world, I think it's time that we stop trying to make the world love us through our bodies and start loving ourselves for the beautiful people we are. I think it's time that we stop hurting each other and our community by enforcing impossible standards of beauty.

Gay Bears, 'Chubby Chasers' To Be Featured On MTV Reality Show

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Gay men are still stereotyped in mainstream media as gym bunnies -- and judging by the results of a recent British poll, nearly half would be willing ...

Nearly 50 Percent Of Gay Men Would Die Early For The Perfect Body: British Survey

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Exactly how far would you go for cast-iron pecs or the perfect six-pack? Indeed, gay men have been stereotypically cast as gym bunnies by popular ...