Verified by Psychology Today. They free themselves from self-doubt and escape from shame by humiliating someone else. A healthier way to deal with such shame is to take a closer look at positive not toxic masculine traits and to recognize the ways we actually do embody them. When you look at the traits and behaviors historically identified with masculinity, subtracting its most noxious and ultimately dysfunctional forms, gay men embody them in ways that have gone unrecognized. Men tend to have a stronger sex drive, to want more sexual partners, and to find casual sex more acceptable than women do.
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The New York Police Department apologized last week to the gay community for the raid of the Stonewall Inn, the fallout of which is widely credited with spurring the contemporary gay rights movement at home and abroad. Although relatively new to the United States, gay reparation has been debated and legislated around the world for close to two decades and is a logical progression in the maturation of the gay rights movement. Having largely secured rights once thought to be virtually unattainable — especially same-sex marriage — gay activists, especially in Western democracies, are turning their attention to addressing the historical legacies of homosexual repression.