Social Media And Obsession With Body Image Led Gay Teen To Seek Unhealthy Validation. “I Felt That This Was What I Had To Do As A Gay Man.”

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My name is Kevin Carnell. I’m originally from Miami, Florida. I remember being 19 years old when I initially came out. I was going to school at the University of Central Florida. It was my sophomore year and I finally mustered up the courage to be honest with myself and …

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After Near-Fatal Bout With Weight Loss, Gay Son Chooses Happiness Over Father’s Approval.

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My name is Richard Fox and I’m from Queens, New York. I, in my adolescence, had gained some weight as a kid, say from my second grade to high school I basically progressively became not a heavy, not an obese child, but relatively heavy. My father set great store by …

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How Punk Music and Feminism Changed a Young Life.

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My name is Rudy Garcia, and I’m from East L.A. I’m the last of eight children, and our family migrated here in the late ‘70s. My parents – at that point, by the time I reached junior high school – they could afford to send me to private school or …

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