The world has changed for gay men. Studies show that men who do are twice as likely to become HIV positive. This is not some sanctimonious moraliser looking into the goldfish bowl; it's a gay man in his 40s looking at the big open world and wondering when we are going to grab the chance to be grown-up in a society that now regards us, legislatively at least, as equals. But they are almost entirely based on looks. Some of us are ready to embrace it: civil partnerships, our ability to adopt children, our real visibility in our own communities where we contribute in so many ways, from leading the fight against Aids, to campaigns that improve public safety for everyone - this is how we now live as citizens. And when it comes to sex, whether it's paying for it, or being beaten, or weed on, or doing it in groups, or doing it in saunas, we make no judgments about the effects on our health, emotional or mental, or the effects on our ability to make moral judgments in the world. The bird died, and I nearly did, from laughing.
Demi. Age: 30.
We still even have beauty contests.
Jaylene. Age: 21.
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Order by newest oldest recommendations. Judgments are made in the gay man's world, of course. But they are almost entirely based on looks. But to embrace it we have to grow out of our teenage years of sex and drugs and mocking the old, and embrace a future of fidelity and responsibility.