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Living with HIV #3

Getting HIV stories has proven out to be more difficult than I expected. I will keep publishing them as they arrive in my inbox. From what I can see, there are people out there with a will to talk but we don’t make them feel safe. The next stories came to us anonymously through a […]

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Living with HIV #2

In the city I live, it is estimated that there are about 8000 HIV+ people. Every time I searched for poz people through Grindr I found none in the closest 20-30 km. Although I would never ask anyone to share their HIV status on a dating profile, I started wondering how are we treating people […]

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Living with HIV #1

I was 12 years of age, back in Greece. I remember watching TV and a journalist had on the phone two HIV people talking about their experiences. One gay man and one straight woman. I still remember how the host tried to blame the gay man for promiscuity. At the same time, he was very […]

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Substance Abuse #2: Getting Tina out of my life

Confession share by Tony. Share your substance abuse story. “I didn’t try recreational drugs until I was in my early 30s when I became friends with a group of guys who would go out to a club and then back to a house party a few times a month. I was never a fan of […]

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Substance Abuse #1: I didn’t know I was a drug addict

This is a story from an anonymous reader about how their experience with alcohol and drugs since a very young age and how they have come out through this tunnel with the help of AA. “I started drinking and using drugs when I was about 16. At the time I didn’t really understand why – […]

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Opinions

Make love to a fat fem Asian and 9 more tips for a better LGBTQ+ community.

In the previous QuestionMark, I received many suggestions on how to make our community better. I felt though that these were not very actionable. This is why I came up with 10 ways that almost everyone can put them on their list for 2020. 1. Come out. To your family, friends, work and family minors. […]

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QuestionMarks

Creating a better LGBTQ+ community #1

All your answers from the recent survey are included below in the format: “Answer”- author Putting our money where our mouth is Giving money to LGBT causes can be of the highest importance for our community. I believe we can all understand how funding NGOs that protect our members and allies, provide shelter, professional support […]

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Your coming out stories #2

I was 19. “A Tuesday afternoon in October. I was on the way to college. I still remember the sweat beating down my back as I stood outside the black iron gates of Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. My mum would ring me and simply as the question “are you gay?” It was as easy as […]

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Your coming out stories #1

“I knew for sure that I was gay at 13, after binge-watching Queer as Folk (both the UK and US versions). In 2nd Year Art, I told three close girlfriends and they were completely supportive. One of them was that stereotypical straight white girl and asked me the MOST awkward and inappropriate questions. Although they […]

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Surveys

[Participate in our survey] What are your best and worst dating app stories?

Share with us your best and worst stories from Grindr, Tinder, Scruff, Hornet etc. Anonymously or not.

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Holidays in Anti-LGBT destinations?

54% of you said no. Reading all your thoughts I kept coming across the following keywords.NOs: safety, money, no support, unwelcome.YESes: educate, support, solidarity. Some of us were made brave to explore the seas and the stars, to take risks and challenge the world. Some of us were made cautious to make plans, ensure we survive […]

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The “Coming Out” That Made Me

Disclaimer Exclamation Marks are personal stories within QuestionMark. Alternatively, I would have called them “Stories that made us or broke us”. This one took place years ago in a small village in northern Greece. I will do my best to stay as original as I can and to share everything I remember. Let’s start with […]