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Gay men are signing up for Hinge in droves because of Pete Buttigieg
For six years, Chelsea resident Michael Crawford worked for Freedom To Marry, the campaign to make gay marriage legal nationwide. It passed in 2015, but Crawford himself remained single.
“I had been looking, but not looking,” Crawford, now the culture director at Moveon.org, told The Post of his love life. “I kind of lost hope.”
But Crawford changed his mind after openly gay Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, 37, and his school-teacher husband Chasten, 30, burst onto the national scene this year.
“After reading about Mayor Pete and Chasten, I realized that it’s finally time for me. They are the most visible gay couple out there, and they’re adorable. I heard they met on [dating app] Hinge so I downloaded it,” said Crawford, who is in his late 40s and became a Hinge member in late June.
He’s not the only gay man who has recently signed up after being charmed by the Buttigiegs’ fairy tale.
Have We Met Before? reflects on how looking for gay sex has changed
Danger. Danger and excitement have been two factors I’ve most noticed the mention of, in terms of how looking for and having gay sex has changed across the last 50 years.
Several straight friends on viewing the film came away sympathetic and concerned for this dangerous lived experience. The fear of being caught, of being arrested or losing your job back in the day.
How uncertain a connection with a new person can be right up until the moment of reveal. Are they going to beat me up or make out with me?
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10 Reasons Why People Cheat on Their Partners
Cheating is many people’s greatest fear, and it’s also sadly common. Over the past decades, my clinical office has been full of couples and individuals working to make sense of and heal from this very confusing and wounding experience. This article isn’t about monogamy, but instead, a look at why people cheat.
Statistics show cheating occurs in as many as 60% of relationships. But cheating doesn’t even come with a universal definition, and most couples have never discussed the specifics of what they consider “cheating.” But, then again, I wouldn’t trust most people’s definitions to be healthy anyway. Some therapists even call porn use a low level of infidelity, so we clearly have some work to do to dismantling the unreasonable expectations we put on our partners.
Here’s why people cheat...
What do gay white men say about black men when we’re not around?
There’s an episode of the late, sometimes-great HBO series Looking that I’ve never been able to shake off, even four years after it aired.
In the unfortunately telling opening scene, Patrick, Agustin and Dom joke about uncut penises and the probability that Richie, the Mexican guy with whom Patrick is about to have his first date, will have one. (He doesn’t? – ?so much for racial and ethnic stereotypes.)
As I watched the exchange at the beginning of ‘Looking for Uncut’ (season one, episode two), it dawned on me that I’ll never know for sure what any gay white man really thinks about black men because I’ll never be privy to one of their conversations with other gay white men when a black man isn’t in the room.
Isn’t that when they’re likely to show their truest colors (pun intended)?
Gay Star News
This Marvel superhero has just had his first gay kiss in the comics
Comics has had another landmark moment as adult Iceman – Bobby Drake – has had his first gay kiss.
But wait, you’re saying, hasn’t Iceman been out and gay with a boyfriend for a while now?
To be clear, there are two Icemans currently running around the comics X-Men universe. There is the adult Iceman, the same one that comic fans have grown up with since the 1960s.
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