Stop Treating Gay Men Like Hypersexual Perverts

It’s blatant homophobia, even when another queer person does it.

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Photo by Dimitar Belchev on Unsplash
Two photos, one depicting two gay men in leather holding hands, the other depicting a man and a woman in bathing suits holding hands. The accompanying Tweet reads: “Can you spot the difference? Apparently one of these pictures is appropriate for all ages and the other is not.”
Tweet reads: Maybe if the left pic was two guys holding hands, but in similar swimsuits to the people on the right, then your point would probably have a lot more impact. It’s not unsafe because it’s two gay men, it’s because what they’re wearing pushes intense sexual messages that ARE nsfw.
Tweet reads: “ I mean, I understand why it makes folks uncomfortable — One is explicitly for swimming and one is a kink. And that makes folks uncomfortable for various reasons.”
Tweet reads: “The men look happy, but I don’t like seeing that much skin on people. I get really uncomfortable and feel embarrassed like as if I wandered into a private, intimate setting and am disrupting it.”
Tweet reads: “I mean, I understand why it makes folks uncomfortable — One is explicitly for swimming and one is a kink. And that makes folks uncomfortable for various reasons”
Tweet reads: In b4 “BUT THEYRE IN FETISH GEAR” what ten year old would know that. Your average kid would look at those men and think “they’re overdressed for the beach aren’t they”
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Tweet reads: “ It’s even worse being two very large burly men who could very easily overpower me even with my self defense training. If I met them in regular clothes I would be a little wary. If I ran into them like this… Well it’s certainly upsetting but I don’t think I can go to Pride.” I’ve anonymized this user because they made their account private following this exchange.

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