Gay Redhead Strips Down To Share His Personal Story For #ThisIsMe

"I’m convinced that everyone - and, more specifically, every body - has a story."
08/10/2017 03:08 pm ET Updated Aug 13, 2017

For gay men, the relationship we have with our body is complicated. And I’m convinced that everyone - and, more specifically, every body - has a story.

From a young man in New York with leg braces to a hairy bear in Palm Springs, #ThisIsMe is a series that shares the body image stories of gay men from across the spectrum of our community. These aren’t necessarily men who have all the answers or who have figured everything out. Like you, me and most of us - they’re on a journey.

Enter Seth Fornea.

As someone who dances for gay bars and events, he’s worked hard to shape his body in certain ways. But growing up, he was more awkward than adonis. With braces, acne and bright red hair, he stood out - and was an easy target for teasing. For someone with bulging muscles and a delicious everything, it’s a surprisingly relatable perspective coming from a particularly un-relatable body.

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