The Melbourne Dragons were founded in 2015 with a goal to bring the life affirming benefits of martial arts—such as improved self-esteem, resilience, body image …
Participants in the Gay Bodies Worldwide study will be asked about the types of bodies they are attracted to, appearance-based discrimination, eating and body dysmorphic disorders, steroids, the influence of social media, and more.
“Hopefully this also helps tackle that whole ‘masc4masc no femmes’ shit. There’s a lot of misogyny manifesting as homophobia in the gay community too.”
“You can have bears that are big or small, hairy or smooth, bearded or shaved, muscular or chubby – there isn’t a predefined script”
“Often strangers will come up and tell my partner how sorry they feel for them”
“If I look at myself in the mirror – with the walker or without the walker – I know I’m very good looking”
Members of the LGBTI community have taken to social media to voice their concerns about the homogeneous appearance of the models.
As gay men, no matter how far we come or how good we look, we never seem to be satisfied.