Absolutely, Barry! I mean, it’s perfectly fine, I suppose, to have a preference about what a potential boyfriend looks like. But I think these ‘masc for masc' tags and 'no femmes' exclusions usually go much further than that.

They’re a sign of deeply internalized homophobia and toxic pathology within our communities.

We need to work for a world in which we don’t judge one another by how out we are or how well we abide by traditional gender presentation.

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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