Sunday, 19 November 2017

WHAT INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY MEANS TO A FEMME GAY GUY


November 19th is International Men’s Day. A day that has been hijacked by some men in the past to justify their stupidity, their misogyny, their sexism. International Men’s Day is not about celebrating beer and soccer and affirming certain straight white males in their idea that they are superior or better than women. It isn’t about those yelling, insecure men who can’t handle equal rights and pays. It’s about celebrating different kinds of masculinity and drawing attention to the patterns behind toxic masculinity. And that’s where queer kids come in. We as a community, more than anyone, know that things aren’t always black and white. Masculinity isn’t either. Masculinity is a spectrum, it doesn’t come with rules or fixed boxes. It’s not a case of yes or no. 

Monday, 30 October 2017

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2017, THE COLOUR BOT EDITION



HALLOWEEN'S HERE, WITCHES! For the last two years I've celebrated the spooky season with my friend Ellen Devos, who does bodypaints and transforms people in whatever they want. In 2015 she did a rainbow skull, last year I was a hooked mermaid and this year, it's the glambot edition! 

Monday, 9 October 2017

YOUR SEXUALITY IS NOT A WILDCARD FOR STUPIDITY



You guessed it, it's venting time again. On this blog, I have written about how being gay doesn't mean that you should like shopping, or pink, or fit any other stereotype. I have also talked about how it is okay if you're gay and you do fit stereotypes, about how there's nothing wrong with that. I have discussed the negative discrimination, the prejudice, the bad and the ugly. But lately, there's been another side of things that I've noticed, but not really talked about, and I really wanted to talk about it. People using their sexuality as some kind of wildcard for stupidity.