and why it is dangerous to assume otherwise
I don’t buy into the ‘you have to disclose or you’re lying’ argument, nor the ‘right to not be attracted to trans women’ trope. Cis people get so bat-shit crazy when it comes to us. So few trouble themselves to consider how incredibly hard it is for us to fill even our most basic human needs in the face of the intense and pervasive prejudice and oppression heaped upon us. And when we’re caught trying to take care of ourselves, the cis response so often is more oppression.
that coy sweet vanilla body spray
mixed with expectation
and I could taste skin
before I could even see it.
As expanding ideas of gender slowly seep into mainstream public consciousness, there are more and more prominent figures who are finding it safe to come out as nonbinary or gender nonconforming.
As long as you’re okay with your body, how you look, and what you do with it, that’s all that matters.
The greatest love story is the story we, as gay men struggle with the most. It’s the one where we fall back in love with ourselves.
She couldn’t help but stare in awe at the most beautiful girl she’d ever met, inside and out. She couldn’t help but fall faster, faster, faster.
“We’re fine with your straightness, but just be straight over there in the corner, please.”
At long last, I feel like I’m finally getting some clarity on things that have been confusing me my whole life, but it has been quite a journey getting here.
It took me decades to figure out there was a word for what I was, and even then it was only because I was so deeply involved with the queer community on the internet.