Eileen. Age: 26.
It tells the story of a young Tamil gay boy called Arjy, growing up in s Sri Lanka during the civil war era, struggling to come to grips with his homosexuality in a very religious and traditional family and society. Fast forward 30 years when we visited Sri Lanka, at a time when the country is thriving; the Civil War long ended and tourism flourishing more than ever, we wondered if much has changed for the country's LGBTQ community. Be sure to check out our comprehensive gay Sri Lanka travel guide for our perspective as foreigners visiting. But what's it like for local gay guys?
Ellison. Age: 29.
Gay life in Sri Lanka: interview with local boy Kaluu from Colombo
Rosemary. Age: 22.
Gay life in Argentina: interview with gay local Juanjo from Buenos Aires
The other day when I tweeted my distaste for the latest Kylie Minogue single a form of sacrilege in some circles one of my followers replied with one of my least favorite phrases: "We're going to revoke your gay card. There's no such thing as a gay monolith. There are as many ways to be gay as there are colors in the rainbow now who is being easy and glib? Dishing out gay cards is like telling people they aren't allowed to be gay because they haven't seen the requisite number of Glee episodes.
M asculinity is in crisis. That message resonates loud and clear from the mainstream media. Hardly a day goes by without straight men debating what it means to be a man now that women are becoming more powerful and male privilege is being eroded. Over the past fortnight, some have even whined about the widespread outrage ignited by women who have been sexually exploited finally taking a stand against their oppressors.