Wednesday, 18 May 2016

FS: Are We Not Men?

Are gay men, as some would have it, ‘the biggest suicide cult in history’ or are we just having a good time? It’s well known that we have sex with more people than our heterosexual brothers. We’re also more likely to take drugs and drink to excess – and are much more likely to prance around in nightclubs with our tits to the wind. Is this indicative of great pain or of joy?

Often we are told that the reason that gay men take drugs, abuse alcohol or have lots of random hook-ups is because we don’t really like ourselves; that the casual homophobia we have been subjected to in our childhood has been internalised, and so we seek to escape by losing ourselves in sex and drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. I think that’s part of the story but I’m not convinced it’s the whole one...

A cracking piece by Matthew Hodson in FS Magazine; Is It Because We're Gay Or Is It Because We're Men?

Now read on...

1 comment:

  1. I don't know the answers but what has Lee Latchford-Evans got to do with it?