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Everything that is Wonderful and Terrible About Life After College

Everything that is Wonderful and Terrible About Life After College

Apr 5, 2016

Life after college is weird. It’s been exactly 9 months, 21 days, 11 hours, 11 minutes and 57 seconds since I’ve graduated college, according to a website I’m convinced was created by a 4thgrader. In that time, I’ve had an unpaid internship, worked a part-time job that paid me to say hello, gained 10 pounds, lost 2 pounds, applied to 937 jobs, taken Cialis...

Confessions of a Sheltered Gay: All My Friends are Straight

Confessions of a Sheltered Gay: All My Friends are Straight

Jan 7, 2013

Guys, I have a confession: all my friends are straight. OK, not all of them. But like, 97%, of them are. If straight people were Krispy Kremes, I would be that weird maple bar you get at the grocery store: the one that everyone still loves, the one that has the right intentions, but the one that is still no Krispy Kreme. Perhaps that’s too dramatic a metaphor...

Confessions of a Sheltered Gay: Grindr

Confessions of a Sheltered Gay: Grindr

Dec 18, 2012

Is romance dead in gay culture? If you’re looking for emotional stability, I can successfully say that you will not find it through Grindr. I recently downloaded the app on my phone after hearing about it for at least a year from several gay friends. “You HAVE to get it!” they would all say. I knew what I was signing up for. I’d read several articles about the...

Beating (Around) the Bush

Beating (Around) the Bush

Sep 13, 2012

How many college ministries are failing to hit the spot with college youth    When he asked me if he could lick my teeth, that’s when I knew the night was going downhill. I’d met Daniel the night before at a party. He was attractive in a “filthy gorgeous” kind of way, with dark caramel-colored skin, a fit body, and glasses. I hadn’t really noticed him...

The DO’s and DON’Ts of Falling for Your Best Friend

The DO’s and DON’Ts of Falling for Your Best Friend

Sep 13, 2012

How one gay man fell for his straight best friend (and lived to tell about it)   If you ever have the chance to fall in love with your best friend, I wouldn’t recommend it. Unlike many movies and television shows – where two friends finally discover they love each other after years of excruciating sexual tension (Pam & Jim, anyone?) – sometimes, you...