Dear Black Parents, You Need To Stop Doing These 13 Things

We all know there are fundamental differences between raising black children and raising white children. But black parents really do some of the most bizarre and damaging things. Here is an incomplete list of things black parents really need to stop doing to their children. 1. Requiring us to contribute financially while we are still in our teen years [...]

Defending my gayness….or na?

I entered the Toyota Camry a confident gay man; I exited it a confidant man still, but one whose gayness had been put to the test. “There are lots of things to do in Chicago,” my Uber driver said. “A lot of places. A lot of cultures. A lot of girls.” I forced a smile [...]

Healing yourself is rough but necessary

    Heartbreak is powerful. I didn’t know how powerful it was until I actually gave the entirety of my heart to someone several months ago and in the process getting severely depressed over it. Everyone has told me to get over him, move on. If heartbreak ever allowed it to be THAT simple. Someone, [...]

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Just want to hang is not code for hook up

I've even stopped liking peoples pictures and adding people I don't know on Facebook and Instagram and Snapchat because things get even creepier then.  A "like" is not an invitation to smash, send me unsolicited nudes, blow up my inbox, or harass me on a constant basis.

You want my BBC? That’s so racist!

As a black gay man, I am constantly reduced to, racist stereotypes when online dating It’s hard to believe that not so long ago there was a stigma attached to using dating apps. Now, they are completely normalised among young people and can be a great tool to use in meeting potential romantic partners. But [...]

Im good being single, for now.

Honestly, it’s because I was emotionally unstable otherwise.  I was so desperate for a boyfriend that I was vulnerable and interpreted anything as flirting.  There was one particular guy that I really really liked, who I thought had feelings for me as well. We texted throughout the day every single day for a little bit, [...]

Trans, Deaf Artist Cast in DC Comics’ Titans

There may not be a lot of diversity in today’s current crop of superhero movies, whether in front or behind the camera, but thankfully it is a different story when it comes to television. In yet another meaningful stride when it comes to representation, the DC Universe show Titans has cast a deaf trans artist for its upcoming second season.