WELCOME TO KNOW STIGMA

Welcome to the home of Know Stigma. We want to create a conversation around how we treat each other as gay, queer, bi, trans, and straight men.

Like everyone, we come in all different shapes, colors and sizes. Like everyone, we have our biases and prejudices. These get played out a lot on hookup or dating sites – “No Asians,  no fatties, no femmes, etc.” – but we believe it runs deeper than simply sexual tastes or attractions. Many of us are made to feel invisible because of age, body type or skin color. A lot of us feel ostracized for having HIV or for using drugs.

How can we say what we want without hurting others? How do we imagine our actions and words might make someone else feel?

We hope to inspire conversations that are both courageous and healing.

KNOW STIGMA - JOSH

Josh talks about his experiences with stigma in dating and relationships.

KNOW STIGMA - MIKE

Mike talks about his experiences with stigma in dating and relationships.

KNOW STIGMA - DON

Don talks about his experiences with stigma in dating and relationships.

KNOW STIGMA - JESSE

Jesse talks about his experiences with stigma in dating and relationships.

KNOW STIGMA - ANTHONY

Anthony talks about his experiences with stigma in dating and relationships.

KNOW STIGMA - THOMAS

Thomas talks about his experiences with stigma in dating and relationships.

KNOW STIGMA - STEVEN

Steven talks about his experiences with stigma in dating and relationships.

KNOW STIGMA - VICTOR

Victor talks about his experiences with stigma in dating and relationships.