Being gay in your teens is hard. Being gay in your 20s is complex. So, myself ten years ago thought that when I reached 30, my life would get kinda sorted much, much better. You would have time to hang out with a bunch of close friends; you go out and drink socially, listening to old bros’ predictable lame jokes. Life, in essence, would get simpler.
Defining queerness is never easy. So I say that this is what queerness means to me and I understand that there are many folk I might consider queer who wouldn’t adopt the label for themselves, and this is important and valid for a plethora of reasons.
Boys don’t cry. This is what we’re told when we are young men. Boys don’t cry, nor do they show emotion. Our gender roles are assigned to us long before we are even born. Boys do not wear pink, boys play sports.
Reading is a great way to get a peek into someone else’s life, and there are so many stories from people all along the gender spectrum to learn about. We’ve made a list of books to check out if you’re looking to know more about gender studies and trans issues. Some of our picks include tell-all biographies, guides for those new to […]