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The Myth of "Gay Male Privilege"

Noah Baron | Posted 03.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Noah Baron

"Privilege" is not something that exists "out there" in the ether, or a quality that adheres to someone by virtue of having any sort of privilege; rather, privilege is relational.

To the Men I Have Loved

Marion Winik | Posted 02.12.2014 | Women
Marion Winik

Vamping down the runway in their clodhopper high heels, those reckless, ironic drag queens appeared as beacons to me, fur-coat aunties from somewhere in my spiritual family tree. What a little pioneer of gender dysphoria I was.

A Plus-Size Woman Out With A Gay Man: Don't Assume You Know Her

Amelia | Posted 01.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Amelia

It is assumed that the reason that plus-size women are often BFFs with gay men is that they can't get affection from other men, or even get dates, and that gay men pity them and are using them, giving nothing back. Well, I am one of these women, and those assumptions just don't fit.

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Lance Brister | Posted 07.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Lance Brister

For me women were a safe way to explore the world, offering relationships uncomplicated by sex. They were my "in" to relationships, teaching me how to build trust and make real connections with the objects of my affection. There should be a better name for this kind of friendship.