We live in a world where if one little thing rubs you the wrong way about someone you're dating, you can get on your device and shop for someone else. People are so busy running from person to person that no one's holding still long enough to see whether they actually like who's in front of them.
It's hurtful when gay men act the way they do online. I'm proud of myself each time I am upfront, honest and disclose my status. It's not an easy thing to do, but I have come to terms with who I am, and I am not ashamed.
I recently deleted my Grindr and Adam4Adam profiles. Ever since sobering up, I've had little to no sex drive, but my lack of sex drive is really a blessing in disguise. I'm no longer wasting hours (and I mean hours) of my life seeking the next big fling.
I decided to explore gay dating sites, but I felt like I needed a bottle of Purell after visiting them. I am no prude, but I was at a point in my life when I yearned for something substantial, so I channeled my frustration into building my own relationship-focused dating site for the LGBT market.
As long as our members cannot enjoy the same benefits and recognition as their fellow citizens we will be campaigning. That our billboards have been banned around the country was very surprising, and showed me what the LGBT community has been up against for so long.
Whether you want to fall in love and get married -- which I did -- or simply acquire some nice booty action, this guide is for you. It's tailored to lesbians, but we can think of it as a guide for "the lesbian inside all of us."
I talk with Ji Wallace, the 2000 Olympic silver medalist in trampoline from Australia. After coming out publicly as gay in 2005, Ji came out again last year as HIV-positive. In this episode Ji talks about running the L.A. marathon, online dating sites and speaking up for people with HIV/AIDS.