Gay Community

"I'm Gay, But I'm Not..." Buzzfeed Video Gets Heat From Gay Twitter

Social media users are getting angry about a Buzzfeed video from last month.

In the video, which can be found down below, Buzzfeed employees and friends talk about being gay but also not being attached to the stereotypes of being gay.

In a time where celebrities are coming out but not wanting to claim the label of being gay/bi/what have you, the men in this video celebrate the different kinds of gay men.

This also resonates with the men wishing to be labeled as just homosexual or androphile because they believe the word gay comes with a lifestyle that they don’t connect with.

But, it looks like some on twitter are not having it.

Twitter users have shared their displeasure with the video and think that the men in it are discriminating against other homosexual men. “So basically this post says, I'm gay but I'm not feminine so I'm cool,” as one twitter user noted.




That said, some on twitter have noted that the intention behind the video wasn't to discriminate but to point out that not all gay men are the same.



As with most things, there is truth on both sides of this issue. There are homosexual men out there who don’t connect with things like drag culture or don’t like to watch shows like Will & Grace or films like Moonlight. We should respect that.

But at the same time, men who feel that way don’t have to distance themselves from the gay community. We use the word community instead of just gay men because despite our many differences we are in this world together. When conservatives discriminate against us they discriminate against all of us.

Furthermore, it’s gay men who get the brunt of the hate and fight so that all homosexual men can have the right to love and lust after whomever they want.

While the video may have lost some of its message in its words, I believe in its intention to celebrate gay and homosexual men of all kinds.

Perhaps, “I am a gay man and I like this, that, and the third,” would have been a better idea.


A Brazilian Judge Ruled In Favor of Gay Conversion Therapy

Photo by Peter Hershey on Unsplash

A Brazilian federal judge approved gay conversion therapy.

Recently, Waldemar de Carvalho overruled a 1999 decision that forbade psychologists from offering gay conversion therapy. At the time, the practice had been widely discredited and proven to be harmful.

De Carvalho ruled this way to support Rozangela Justino who was an evangelical Christian psychologist. Justino had lost her license back in 2016 after offering conversion therapy and then took the situation to court.

In a 2009 interview, Justino said that homosexuality was a disease and said, “I feel directed by God to help people who are homosexual.”

However, Rogério Giannini, the president of the Federal Council of Psychology which helped to ban conversion therapy in the first place, told the Guardian that, “There is no way to cure what is not a disease. It is not a serious, academic debate, it is a debate connected to religious or conservative positions.”

As you would imagine, this decision has sparked outraged among many people in the country. Some include politicians, celebrities, and of course everyday people as well.

“This decision is a big regression to the progressive conquests that the LBGT community had in recent decades,” David Miranda, one of Brazil’s openly gay politicians, said to the Guardian. “Like various countries in the world, Brazil is suffering a conservative wave.”

Brazlian singer Ivete Sangolo also spoke out against the new ruling. Part of her Instagram post, shared below, says, “The sick ones are those who believe in this grand absurdity.”

And, several people have been using the #curagay to express their anger at this new ruling.

Watch "What the Flip?": Grindr's New Web Series About Swapping Profiles

Did you know that Grindr made a web series?

The series, titled What the Flip, is supposed to take a look at what the dating experience is like for different kinds of Grindr users.

The first episode was already released last week and another one is about to come out next week. This pattern will continue every other Thursday until all five episodes have come out.

But what is the series about?

Well, the goal is to approach the topics of racism, ageism, and body shaming in the Grindr user base and the online gay community as a whole.

The first episode, which you can watch below, shows a White man and an Asian man switching profiles and seeing how the other side lives. In addition, host Billy Francesca comments on the situation along with random pedestrians found on the streets of Hollywood.

As INTO editors, the digital lifestyle magazine working with Grindr to create the series, stated, “What the Flip? exposes the way we talk to each other, the good and the bad. But it also reminds us that we’re still human, and that we can do a better job of how we represent ourselves in the mad rush to connect.”

While the episode is simple and short, it is trying to express a higher message and point out a very true and crippling problem with the gay community, so the video is worth a watch.

Again, you can check it out down below.