We gay men struggle with many of these same issues, Katy Preen. Gym culture, idealization of body type, worship of hyper or even toxic masculinity. It’s only when we step back and allow ourselves to stop thinking about “types” and start enjoying people for who they are that we can get off that damaging treadmill.

Fascinating to me how parallel some of this is.

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