Parents Outing A Straight Kid; Gay History Through T-shirts; More On Gay Concentration Camps In Chechnya

Parents Pushing A Straight Kid To Be Gay

Here’s a disturbing story about a guy who isn’t gay, but his parents think he’s gay and they keep pushing him to come out. I think it’s disturbing because any time a parent pushes this hard in any direction it can’t be good for the kid in the long run. And, this kid makes a point of stating that he’s not homophobic. He’s just not gay.

“For the last six years of my life, I’ve been met with monthly, off-the-cuff talks about how it’s okay to be gay,” says Redditor wakaawak.

The university student now feels stifled and dreads going back home because he “can almost feel the curiosity whenever [his mom’s] friends are having a cup of tea over at our house.” 

I don’t blame him for not wanting to go home.

Here’s the rest. 

Gay History Through T-Shirts

I think articles like this one show how diverse the gay community really is.  They’re referring to it as history through T-shirts.

Wearing Gay History began as a graduate student project at George Mason University in the Fall of 2014. Doctoral student Eric Gonzaba digitized the entire t-shirt collection of the Chris Gonzalez Library and Archives in Indiana. In just a few short years the collection expanded to include textiles from over 25 different countries.

There’s more here.  

More On Gay Concentration Camps In Chechnya

There’s nothing new to report about gays in Chechnya, but this article goes into detail about the entire topic, and it’s recent.

This is something I didn’t know until now…

The targeting of gay men in Chechnya started in chat rooms.  Security agents would pose as gay men, including old friends of the targets, and lure them to secondary locations where they were interrogated and tortured to try to get them to disclose the names of other gay men.

Some of them men were returned to their families or their families were brought to them at the camps, with the expectation they would perform an “honor killing.”  One man’s family was told, “sort it out or we’ll do it ourselves” after their son had spent two weeks under torture in the camps.

Here’s link to the entire piece. 

Kendle’s Fire

A PG Rated Gay Romance 



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