Stigma in the Gay Community

It’s unfortunate to think that within our own queer communities, there is still so much stigma that we face amongst ourselves, let alone homophobia from outside queer spaces.  I came across this blog post from this group called OurSpace.  OurSpace describes themselves as a group of young gay, bi, and queer men in Toronto who seek to support, develop and build our community.   In the blog post they talk about the unfortunate stigmas that guys experience within the queer community and they speak about 4: fem-phobia, racism, slut-shaming, and tops versus bottoms.  Online spaces really highlight the fact that all of these things really do exist, because people are hiding safely behind a smart phone while engaging in such stigmatizing behavior.  Check out the article right here.