Why Do We Need To Label Sexuality?

Why do we, as humans, feel the need to label everything that we interact with? Labels define a thing which creates a box for it to live in, the box gives us boundaries of what something is or is not. The boundaries offer us a safe place to navigate and to stay away from 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 We Get Back To Normal After Covid-19

We have seen a lot of changes over the last couple of months. We have watched the coronavirus, effectively, shut down most of the world and bring the country's economies to a screeching halt. Getting back to normal seems like something that may be in a galaxy far, far away. Slowly, we are watching our [...]

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 [...]

Silencing of Queer Voices

Some of you probably saw that we have lost PRIZM magazine. In a state that doesn’t have a lot of resources for Queer journalists, this was a huge blow. We have already witnessed our Queer spaces disappearing and now we lose a valuable asset to our community. Where does that leave us and how can [...]

Quarantine Blues

There isn’t a single one of us that isn’t affected by the Coronavirus. Most states are under some form of lockdown. In Ohio, Governor DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton have issued an isolation order, as well. Staying home isn’t easy when you have to do it, even though most of us think that we would [...]