Louis Tomlinson, One Direction, and Homophobic Gay References In British Tabloid
There’s a much bigger picture with this article that so many people will not understand at a glance, which is sad. It’s about shame, disgrace, and all the things that LGBTQ people have had to deal with all their lives. Gay sex or just being gay should not automatically create an image of shame or disgrace. I also want to be clear that I’m not throwing any shade at Tomlinson. He’s a victim in this, too.
With that said, a UK tabloid published a long article about One Direction and Louis Tomlinson was not happy with it. The article mentioned ‘gay sex’ rumors in a way that suggests there is something wrong with being gay and gay sex…that there should be shame involved.
The article was published in The Mirror with the headline: “Drugs, meltdowns and ‘gay sex’ rumours – how ‘rivalry and hatred’ tore One Direction apart.”
I’m not going to speculate about anything here and I have no idea what happened with One Direction. I’m only pointing out that being gay should have nothing at all to do with shame, drugs, or meltdowns.
The All Male Naked Yoga Classes
On a much lighter note, here’s another story about the all male naked yoga classes that seem to be gaining in popularity. The classes are run by an adorable instructor named Dan Carter.
“It is a group of primarily gay and bisexual men,” Carter explains, though he hopes to one day offer co-ed naked yoga classes.
You can read more here, and there’s an excellent photo of Carter practicing the art of yoga. His students range in age from the 20s to 80s. I think it’s wonderful.