When reconciling being gay with faith all I can say is this: I read the Qur’an and the Bible when I was trying to come to terms with my sexual orientation 24 years ago
“No matter how much I resisted, my hands were tied and it infected my entire world”
Mental health is a topic people still find difficult to discuss, even with their closest circle of friends. If you ask us gays, we are all fabulous. “Depressed, me? Struggling? Never!” Which is ironic, considering the staggering amount of data proving otherwise.
Coming out, the eternal ball ache of being a homosexual. We all have a story – the good ones where Aunt Rena has installed Grindr on your phone and your Dad is showing you how to carefully place a condom on a life-like Corbin Fisher dong all before your firework and music spectacular have settled are excellent, showing friends and family at their best.
Body image is something I’ve always struggled with. Whether or not that’s the acceptance of others or just accepting myself. But spending 18 years of my life overweight might be something to do with that.
What do you think when you hear the words “Shocking stats show gay men more likely to be depressed and suicidal”?
Here's what to look out for.
How important is it to look after your mental health? Very, actually. All too often gay men spend far more time working on our abs than our mental health.
In our recent survey we found that 24% of gay men had tried to kill themselves while 56% said they thought about it.
I have struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts on and off for my entire adult life.
Are you as socially and sexually confident as you’d like? Not many gay men would answer “yes’’ to that question, but confidence is something we all need.