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Have you ever been in an awkward situation where someone makes a very stupid comment about who you are or about what you do? Or a situation that somebody makes a super rude question? Well, that happens all the time to gay guys.

There are so many questions and comments that straight people usually make that make me feel extremely uncomfortable. I decided to choose the 5 that drives me crazy the most. If you are that type of person who chooses to say these dumb shit, don’t forget to avoid them next time you talk to a gay person.

6- You’re not a man


A poem against homophobia

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I still don’t get it.

Why are you people so homophobic?
When I walk down the hall holding hands with my boyfriend

Why do you bother?
I don’t even owe you a single dollar.

I still don’t get it.

I don’t get when you all talk about the things I should and should not do
Acting as if my life belongs to you
You look at me like you look at those animals at the zoo.

I still don’t get it.

My life is worth celebrating as well as yours,
But I feel locked inside because you refuse to open the…


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One of the most common questions I get asked by my friends is what are some of the biggest challenges I have to face as a gay man. Everybody is sure that there are plenty. But if you’re not gay yourself, or if you don’t have many gay friends who openly talk about their struggles, the chances are very low that you know all the shit that we have to go through. Here are my top 3 challenges:

3- Living in a heteronormative world

This is not new to anybody. We all know that we live in a heteronormative society. Everything and everyone force this idea…


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After embracing an identity that didn’t belong to me for 22 years, I finally found the courage to come out of the closet. This is a story of bravery, strength, and love. Come along with me so that I share how, why, and when I decided to start living my truth.

High School

When I was in high school, I fell in love with the world of language learning. I learned English as a second language, and Spanish as a third. During the third year of high school, I was attending the best Logistics Technical School, but I didn’t want to work…


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Yes, you heard that right. I’m a gay man, and I’ve always known I’m gay since I was a little kid. But I lived in the closet for 22 years. Here is how it all went:

Being gay as a kid:

Of course, as a kid, I wouldn’t understand what was going on. One of my first memories as a gay kid was when I asked my mom what it was like to kiss my dad. He had a beard and I wondered what it felt like to kiss a guy who had a beard. My friends at school would talk about all the girl…


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Traveling is one of the most extraordinary ways to live life. It allows you to find yourself when you travel solo, deepen your bond when you travel with someone, and live unforgettable moments that wouldn’t happen if you stayed home. But of course, it’s easier said than done. Sometimes you need a little advice.

One day I was talking to one of my best friends about traveling the world, and after I shared a story of when I went to Europe for the first time, he asked me a very interesting question. He said: “Gabe if you could give me…


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Traveling around the world was a portal to a deeper understanding of who I am. It was a transformation that could have never happened if I had stayed home.

It allowed me to accept and love who I am. It shaped me into the person I am today and it showed me the world of possibilities of who I could become.

The joy of taking a salsa lesson in Puerto Rico, hiking with bears around me, snorkeling with sea turtles in Mexico, and swimming with sharks in the Bahamas. Understanding life by simply watching the wildlife.

Seeing and facing death…


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The hardest thing to do when learning any foreign language is to be able to find native speakers to practice with. If you don’t live in the country where the language you’re learning is spoken, you’re most likely to have a very hard time connecting with other speakers of that language.

When I started learning English as a second language, I struggled to find native speakers to talk to. Living in Brazil made it hard because only a small portion of the population speaks English fluently, and the number of native English speakers living in Brazil is not only small…


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Have you ever wondered how you could practice your second language skills when traveling abroad? Or how you could have a fun experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the culture and be able to improve your foreign language skills at the same time? And better than that: Without having to apply to any study abroad exchange program or having to study those boring grammar/language books when going on vacation? Yes, it is very much possible! It’s possible to use your time on vacation to improve your fluency skills. So if you are interested in turning your travel experiences…


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Have you been studying a foreign language for a long time but you’re still afraid to start a conversation with a native speaker? If you lack the confidence to speak any foreign language, this is the right article for you. I’m going to be sharing with you some amazing ideas of how to gain and boost your confidence to speak whatever foreign language you have been trying to learn.

I’m constantly reminding everyone who is trying to learn a new language that knowledge isn’t everything you need to have to reach fluency. A lot of language learners know a lot…

Gabriel Morse

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