Very much so, Krishen. As a matter of fact, I posted the link to this article on two very large LGBT communities on Facebook. While the response there was largely favorable, I did receive strong pushback from people using “slut shaming” language.

Some of them also tried to claim that I was perpetuating negative stereotypes about gay men.

Fortunately, I was able to flip that script and educate a little about how there are many ways of being culturally gay, none necessarily more valid or valuable than the other.

All in all, the experience was more productive, I think, than Donahoe’s own on Facebook. He’s had to restrict access to his page because of the outpouring of hate he’s received.

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

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