For Digital Pride 2018 we
For Digital Pride 2018 we sat down with former rugby player Sam Stanley and his fiancé Laurence Hicks to discuss the hate they've faced in their eight year relationship.
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No disrespect but basically nothing was said of any substance. Look at the younger guy fit body look at the older gentleman OBESE now that right there would have been an obstacle I would imagine putting the age secondarily .
Okay I'm not judging ?
There is nothing as frustrating and more disappointing when the discriminated, many times, persecuted, chooses to discriminate, even, persecute. Gays men and women should and need to know better.
Beautiful couple. Be happy with whom you choose.
Here's a story of one of
Here's a story of one of my most recent relationships, as it was something that's been weighing on my mind. Feel free to comment if you can relate somehow!
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Where are those Bs of LGBT?? They are living hidden under the straight roof.
Hey there I'm from California 34 yrs old single gay,, are you???
Sorry u went through this but this is an learning experience for you .
Wearing your heart on your sleeve is a good thing. You’re sexy and dudes will want you. We as men who like men have a responsibility to ourselves to be blunt about our desires to cut this off at the pass.
I don’t get the whole anti-label thing. Your name is a label ?...imagine living without one. I think we should spend our time on more productive things than trying so hard to not accept ourselves because we’re afraid of the “label” that comes with it.
Honestly? Gay men are bad
Honestly? Gay men are bad at dating. I explain why in this rant / storytime.
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. . . BradleyIthinkyou'rereallycutandI'dliketoaskyouout. whew. really shy so just blurted it out all at once. ?
j/k I live in texas and am about 100 times older than you but I agree with what you said, we don't talk or not face to face. perhaps it is easier to message and get no response than deal with the fear of rejection face to face "you seem like a really nice guy but . . ."
No you are not a stuck up snob, its a valid issue. I have been going through the "Online Dating" phase and come to the conclusion that all the apps are broadly the same, ie its not the apps fault its just the way people behave on then. So what have i been doing. Well just before the Covid19 lockdown i made the effort to develop my social skills, initially the easiest was way to do more social events with my running club and then consider looking at Meetme or something like an Outoor Adventure company for LGBT guys but all thats on pause at the moment.
Looking at all the supportive comments left, sweetie, you must feel not only vindicated but valued for speaking your truth, which is obviously the truth for so many others in our community.
I have to confess that I am lousy at dating, so much so that I don't even know why I try any more. As long as I am confessing, I should admit that while I find you totally attractive and utterly charming and appealing in so many ways, IRL I would probably be far too afraid ever to express any romantic or sexual interest (not that I am trying, in stating that, to hit on you now with some bizarre reverse psychology), indeed, so much so that I would hesitate to initiate any conversation or to speak kor fear of you reacting negatively to me immediately and rejecting me even as a friend. For those of us who are not good looking that instantiated experience of dismissal does not become less painful as we grow older. The paradox of it is -- something I realised when I was your age indeed -- we become victims of our own oppression of others. In plainer language, just as we are rejected by guys for not meeting their beauty standard, we oftimes reject people of quality out of hand. Like most gay men, I am attracted to/by youth. So far, no younger man I fancied has been attracted to me. Yet I find it difficult to consider the flirtations of older gents in my gay men's group as I would if the same words were being said by someone my age or even younger whom I already found attractive.
As more than an intellectual exercise, I have tried to think of them as potential partners, but to quote the wise author Jane Yolen, "The heart is not a knee that can bend." Besides the fact that two of them smoke -- which would be a deal-breaker for me even if it were, say, Ryan Reynolds or Ryan Gosling proposing (a girl can dream ;-) ) -- I just can't get over the extra decades which ostensibly put them in line sooner for needing supportive geriatric medical care. Please don't get me wrong on that matter, Bradley: I would not reject anyone because of pre-existing illness or HIV status. I certainly need aid myself some days but I would be loathe to inflict such a need on a partner on a continual basis although mutual caring for each other while aging together, gracefully or not. Anyway, I am rambling on so I definitely should stop here.
Bradley, please keep that beautiful brain in gear and keep producing these extraordinary informative and thought-provoking videos. You are witty, sensitive snd wise beyond your years: I always look forward to finding another video from you in my YouTube 'mail' box.
In closing, I had one thought from left field that I wanted to share with you now. You have probably read and therefore are familiar with social critic and academic Mark Simpson. I mention him because he is a pre-eminent voice, a leader, in our community globally. You remind me very much of him when he was your current age (well, a sweeter, kinder version) and I wanted to say that despite your creative and artistic aspirations, I hope you keep in mind the incredible, benevolent impact you could have on the world stage with your interesting thoughts and winning style. This is not meant as flattery but a word to the wise from an old "auntie" to a most impressive young man with unlimited potential. And on that most positive note, my dear young man, I bid you adieu 'til next time.