Thursday, April 14, 2011

And the Oscar goes to...

Hey guys
Been busy writing for HIM lately, and even had some time to star in a HIV testing video (nbd)! It's to show guys just how easy it is to get tested for HIV. Plus my costar is fucking sexy :P

Pretty excited about this, hope you get a chance to watch it (or like, retweet it)!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Here's a Taste


Remember when credible reports of a person's sexuality came from a person? Neither do I. As long as orientation is the subject of gossip blogs and sensationalized tabloids, it'll be treated as some scandalous personality flaw.

That's just a taste of the full article i wrote for my work, check it out at:

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Gay Uncle or a guncle

I'll be an uncle as of sometime early next month... I'm pretty stoked on it, but have some trepidation as well...

this is B's niece and I several years ago... i hadn't slept at all the night before as I was working with concrete (hence the heinous grunge)

I wrote an interesting piece for my other website if anyone wants to read up on it by clicking it here!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Gaily World News Briefs #3

Here's another summary of a few stories of interest to gays with some cringe worthy jokes thrown in for good measure.

Click here for the Briefs.

Additionally I've got a few things coming down the pipes, one being a good little piece on Science Justifies Stereotypes. It should be done by the end of the day. (Hopefully :P)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

More awesome reads!

Good news and bad news.

The good news is that I've written a bunch of clever tongue in cheek double entendres to spice up this week's Gaily World News Briefs... The bad news is that I've also written a few not clever tongue in cheek double entendres...

Please enjoy and find out all you need to know about the Health Initiative for Men!
Plus guess the identity of the mystery hunk!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Gaily World News Briefs #1

Hey guys

Just finished my very first edition of Gaily World News Briefs for my gay-job with the Health Initiative for Men! I'm writing it to keep people abreast on a smattering of gay news so check it out and stay informed!


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Bullying and Discrimination 'Overplayed'

According to a recent article from the New York Times we're hearing a little too much about the depressing lives of gays. Dr. Lisa Diamond weighs in on the media outcry over the recent suicides of LGBT youth.

Studies do suggest that severe emotional distress is somewhat more common among gay teenagers than straight ones. But Dr. Diamond and other experts say the effects of bullying and discrimination are often overplayed in the news media.

The article goes on to talk about how media and outreach campaigns such as the “It Gets Better” may actually do more harm than good by painting a bleak picture. The topic of gay teen suicides and substance abuse is in fact is something of a catalyst for angst.

“The negative message that gay teens get — just survive your adolescence and life will get better — is a disservice,” Dr. Savin-Williams said. “The message should be that your life can be good right now.

However, it does seem to gloss over the fact that anti-gay bullying affects more than just gay people. It acknowledges that atypical behaviour is often targeted by bullies rather than just confirmed orientation. While this behaviour may not target gay individuals, it is still often at its core homo- or transphobic.

While society may be making progress in some places with anti-bullying legislation and non-discrimination acts, the real important message to take away from the article is that suicide of gay youth is not simply a matter of stressors. Despite gay youth being targeted, absence of resilience factors such as support of friends and family, or positive affirmation of their sexual identity, are the real driving force.

In leiu of support of parents and peers, gay youth must turn to whichever sources they can, such as the “It Gets Better” project or the “We Give a Damn” campaign.