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“No Fems!” – Gay men and prejudice

By Matt Beetar, South Africa: This week I read an interesting piece by Brandon Ambrosino called “The Tyranny of Buffness”. It explores the seriously high pressure within the 'gay community' to acquire a godlike body, and the shame felt when one does not match up to the expected standard. It's a very real account of anxiety and insecurity – something I can […]

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My non-gay High School experience (continued)

By Matt Beetar, South Africa: Too gay to function! Of course this was a ridiculous approach to life, and left me excluded from many of the discussions and experiences which define teenage years. Everyone else seemed to be aware of my sexuality before I was, as so often seems to be the case. Or rather, everyone else seemed to be […]

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