EDUCATION = EMPOWERMENT
When you are rooted in truth it becomes increasingly hard for others to hurt you with their lies. When you are rooted in knowledge and research it becomes increasingly harder for others to hurt you with their falsities.
This is why it is vital for gay men to educate themselves about sex, sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity. There are a million lies out there about what sex is and isn’t, what sexual orientation is and isn’t, what gender is and isn’t, and what gender identity is and isn’t. And it’s only through education and information that you can cut through those lies and use truth as your authority. You’ll be better able to recognize all of the lies that people used to demean and belittle gays, such as the notion that homosexuality is a choice or that being molested is a determinant of ones sexual orientation.
When you know are rooted in the truth you won’t be shuck by lies and you’ll be better equipped to handle homophobes who may be out to deny yourself or other gays of humanity.
You are probably asking where does one start if they want to become more educated on Human Sexuality and I have the answer. Well I have a link to a website that has been instrumental in developing my point of view and challenging some of the assumptions I have had around human sexuality.