Create a relationship between your boyfriend and your parents that means attending the wedding together is seen as the default, that it would be *preposterous* if he didn’t come.
There is an irresistible high from the power of being yourself everywhere, at all times, but many people keep work and private lives separate, so you’re not “living a lie” if you choose not to share it.
It’s natural you still feel some affection for him – a wistfulness that things are no longer as they were. But are you being honest about why you’re anxious to maintain the friendship?
We all have a first time and nobody’s mission is ever going to be to ruin yours.
We are under no obligation, as gay men, to guide every newcomer through the maze.
It’s entirely possible you might see Mr Camera Show in Sainsbury’s when you’re picking out your dinner with your boyfriend.
LGBT celebrities are reluctant poster children for any slightly unconventional cause. But isn’t it time someone talked about open relationships?
We all have our little peccadilloes and persuasions that we’re not quite ready to make public.
The dating arena does not have to be your introduction to the LGBT community – there’s more to gay culture than finding a boyfriend.
Don’t “risk it all” for a straight guy who’s said he likes your hair and may well merely be toadying to a manager.
Just as each coming out story in real life is different for everyone, so are those on screen. There are hundreds of ways to throw open the closet doors and let the light inside.
It may not be a period in your life you’ve ever felt the remotest nostalgia for, and you may find him frustrating and hard to like, but you’ll be rooting for Isak soon enough.
Christmas can be especially difficult for those of us in the closet, particularly anyone who’s left their hometown for the bright lights of somewhere more accepting, and even more so when you’ve found love there.
Your boyfriend can’t control you; he can’t tell you what to say or “That should be the end of it”. It isn’t the end of it, not ever, not really.
Popularity is held up as the ideal, and once you get it, it can become addictive. It also comes with pressures – one tweet does well, and you can feel compelled to match it or go one better.