Only A Gay Man Can Know What It’s Like To Be A Gay Man: Alexander Jackson On Gay Culture
I’ve been following @AlexJackson on Twitter for a while now. This is one reason why I love Twitter. I like his tweets because they’re always about gay culture, and I sometimes find that hard to describe to straight people. In fact, there are straight people who will tell you there is no gay culture…even though they know nothing about gay people. Or, there are straight people who will try to appropriate gay culture with their own spin that is never authentic. So whenever I find someone like Jackson, I stick with them.
We describe him as the internet’s wisest sage. Alex lives in New York and regularly shares his unique brand of commentary about all sorts of things LGBTQ related with his 93,000 Twitter followers.
You can read examples of his Tweets, here. You’ll love the tweet about Alan Turing. But they’re all totally accurate, and this is proof that only a gay man can truly know what it’s like to be a gay man.
The First Openly Gay Pro Golfer: Tadd Fujikawa
These stories never get tired.
Tadd Fujikawa, a 27-year old Hawaiian who turned pro at the incredible age of 15 and became the youngest person in history to qualify for the U.S. Open, announced in a heartfelt, emotional Instagram post that he was coming out.
You can read more, here. There are photos, and his statement. He’s adorable.
New York City and Third Gender Options
New York City just started offering third gender options on birth certificates.
On Wednesday (12 September), the New York City Council and Board of Health voted to include a category X on these forms of ID. The change will begin starting 1 January 2019.
Even better, people don’t need notes from doctors to change gender markers.