Pages like @GaysOverCOVID on Instagram have come to the forefront of the conversation by exposing gay men for COVID unsafe behaviors like circuit parties, holiday gatherings, and hookups. While I do not endorse these behaviors I’ve got to say that I for one, am OVER @GaysOverCOVID. Let’s talk about the difference between SHAME and ACCOUNTABILITY, and how these public shaming pages are doing a lot more harm than good to our community.
Many of you out there are on a job-hunt right now, especially following the effects of COVID-19 on our global economy. With any kind of job search whether it’s a part-time job or a full-time career, there is going to be a LOT of rejection. But ultimately, it’s up to you to decide how you can dust yourself off, learn from it, and keep moving forward until you find the job that’s right for you. These are really the only three things you can do when you get that inevitable rejection letter, so, let’s jump in to how you can overcome job rejection.
Adam Eli is a writer and community organizer based in New York City. He identifies as queer, and is of Jewish heritage, advocating for the empowerment of intersectional minorities. His latest book, The New Queer Conscience, is a pocket-sized, 30-minute read, which outlines what he believes is our moral imperative as queer people to come together and advocate for each other anywhere in the world. He calls this the “Global Queer Conscience” and summarizes it in just one phrase: “Queer people anywhere are responsible for queer people everywhere."
Today's Contemporary Queer is Landon Richie; a transgender boy from Texas, only 17 years old, and already making waves in the Southern queer community in the United States. He has spoken out at rallies and protests against anti-LGBT legislation, been featured by RollingStone as a leader changing the landscape for queers in the Deep South, and is one of the GenderCool Project’s youth champions, advocating for the advancement of LGBT youths in sports, music, and the arts.
It’s a pretty typical stereotype: Hop on Instagram and you’ll be greeted with so many ultra-hot gay couple pages, posting updates about their latest trip to Mykonos, matching Teslas, and meal prepping with their Equinox trainers. But why are gay guys so rich? How did they get here? And why is EVERY GAY GUY and his father taking trips to Mykonos? Research published on Psychology Today may have the answer.
In this new, digital-first world, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are navigating uncharted territory by going fully remote and inadvertently causing overwork and burnout at your organization. Let's chat work from home guilt, business meeting optimization, and compassion for those in quarantine.