Sex Shaming During COVID-19 — A Discussion with Shaun Proux

Sex Shaming During COVID-19 - A Discussion with Shaun Proux

Think Queerly Podcast — Episode 133 In this special edition of the Think Queerly Podcast, I speak with my friend and colleague, Shaun Proulx about the issue of shaming and judgment of those who are choosing (and needing) to have sex during the COVID-19 pandemic and social quarantine. Haven’t We Been Here Before? In this episode...

The Prejudice of PrEP: You’re Fucked if You Don’t Bareback – LOP093

The Prejudice of PrEP

Bareback Privilege and the Demise of Risk-Aversion There’s a new kind of gay male sexual privilege, one that’s entering dangerous areas of health, disease control, and prejudice: gay men who are on PrEP and only have bareback sex. There Is Risk in Everything We Do “As renowned PrEP educator and marriage and family therapist, Damon Jacobs...

Is Instagram to Blame for Gay Thirst Traps or Those Who Follow? LOP064

Instagram to Blame for Gay Thirst Traps or Those Who Follow

Reading my Twitter feed last week, I read this knee-jerk reaction to people with beautiful bodies posting pictures of themselves on Instagram, AKA “Thirst Traps”: Hyperbolic language doesn’t solve problems. Putting all of Instagram and gay thirst traps into a single container generally makes things worse. This is the path of blaming...

The Good Old Days of Meeting Men for Sex at Gay Bars – LOP054

Good Old Days of Meeting Men for Sex at Gay Bars

I was 19 years old and had been going out to gay bars for about six months. It was a warm summer night in 1985 as I leaned against a post by the dance floor, sipping my beer, enjoying the music, and watching the men – the beautiful, sweating, dancing, sexy men. He sauntered up to me with a grin that said ‘I want to taste you’. With a few...

How Gay Men Imbue Culture With Beauty and Creativity – LOP042

Darren and Christiaan - Gay Men Imbue Culture With Beauty

As a gay man, when I tune into beauty I connect with the source that creates life. From that source comes my inspiration, that quality which allows me to create and bring value into the world. Following in the steps of the exploration I began in, Is Forgiveness of Homophobia a Gay Male Gift? LOP030, today I discuss (in very sensual terms) the...

Darren is a leadership coach in Toronto, Canada who helps his clients to connect and embrace their uniqueness and freely create the life they want. He writes and podcasts regularly about Queer Leadership.