📌Tip #3 : As a resident, join the New York Public Library, not only can you borrow books and use spaces tourists don’t have access to, but you can also receive Culture Passes, allowing you up to 4 free tickets for loads of Museums around the city.
So, I created this page because I wanted to share mine/ others experiences on some parts of the gay community and help spread confidence & self love through it. I am a 26 year old man who recently visited the circuit festival. Yes, It’s an amazing gay celebration with fun and dance but unfortunately I couldn’t help from feeling certain emotions afterwards. I saw groups of lost young men who seemed like they were trying to fit in to a way of life that they think they should be in. Some things I saw were really shocking and eye opening. Myself, like many others, will admit that growing up as a gay guy is hard. Always seeking acceptance/ approval from society and other gay men. Whether trying to aesthetically look good, get high or have casual sex ( all of which I am not degrading) we try to become this type of gay man which we feel will be preferred and which we feel we need to be to find happiness, love and attention. I wanted to share my experience because I am finally starting to recognise that I was one of these guys. It was obvious that body image was very important and the environment was very sexualised and drug based(again, nothing negative about Sex/ no judgment to people who want to do certain things once in a while to have fun) but it opened up many insecurities which I didn’t even realise I had. I felt self conscious and hoped that I could behave in the same way as some of these guys, but with some of the dangerous things I saw, I came to the realisation that I didn’t need to do these things to be happy. I missed meaningful conversations with other gay guys from around the world and instead was just watching people get fucked up and some behave like animals.
The point is, I learnt that I needed to stop chasing these types of environments. For many, yes it might bring you happiness but for some of us, we need to admit that is doesn’t. Im young, fit and healthy and I have a great career and I don’t want to allow myself to ruin this through these kind of parties. Im not speaking negatively about anyone who went to this event, I just wanted to share to others who might feel the same way that we don’t all have to feel comfortable in this environment.❤️