Why Sex Ed Needs To Include LGBTQ Issues

Would it shock you to find out that only four states have laws that require sex ed classes to be inclusive of LGBTQ issues and 12 states require that sexual orientation be a topic in sexual education classes? Not when the statistics show that 39 states and the District of Columbia require sex education and/or [...]

I Remember When…

Its June 2020, Pride month. The world is in a state of massive upheaval and we are seeing prejudice rear its ugly head in a means that rivals to the days of the early Civil Rights Movement. I don’t mean for this post to take away from the state of affairs we are currently watching [...]

LGBTQ Pride On Lockdown

Earlier this week, I talked about Pride and it being canceled this year due to Coronavirus. Yes, it does suck but pride is inside of us and can be shown in how we carry ourselves. What is harder to replace is missing the ability to meet new people, reconnect with old friends, and share in the [...]

Why Are Gay Men Obsessed with Gay for Pay Porn?

We all know porn is a thing. There is no reason to shame anyone for watching it, the numbers speak for themselves. Hell, for most LGBTQ people, this is actually how we learn about sex, granted it is not the most accurate representation of intimate encounters but we have to work with what we have. [...]

How Do I Deal With My Body Hair?

Since today is Friday and Corona still has us all on lock down, I thought I would take a lighter approach today. This is a topic that always causes me some distress, whether it is how I deal with it personally or how I see others deal. So, let us take a look at a [...]

Getting Social

I have been blogging for years, but GayintheCLE is only about a year and a half old. It started out as a way for me to get the thoughts out of my head and to be able to deal with them. Later, I grew my blog into a forum for sexual education. At the time [...]

The Uncanny Gays

So being stuck at home has been an interesting time period. Sure, it’s allowed me to save up a little money that I would otherwise have spent on something. And it is also true that is has given me a lot of time to watch or catch up on things I haven’t seen in a [...]

Why are you asking?

I’m a bit of a YouTube addict.  Recently, I saw a coming-out video from a popular vlogger that rubbed me the wrong way.  The vlogger criticized his viewers who had asked about his orientation.  According to him, asking “are you gay” constituted a personal attack.  He said that his orientation was nobody’s business, but then [...]

Coping With Pandemic Stress

These last few weeks have been a lot to process. Our minds and nerves seem to be raw with all of the emotions we are facing on a daily basis and leaves us wondering, how do we cope. Knowing that others are feeling similar should be a comfort, but it can be hard to share [...]

Mental Health and Coronavirus

Here in Ohio, we are in week three of our stay at home order. I have mentioned that my job falls under the category of essential business for the state of Ohio, so I do get out five times a week for work. Other than work, staying with my boyfriend, and the one grocery trip [...]