Rob Waltman tried to tell his partner, Peter Dovak, he looked fine. Peter Dovak. Photo: Peter Dovak via Rob Waltman.
There are so many products. Hair spray, mousse, wet-look gel and powder promising that tousled surfer look. Often, the queue to wash your hands is endlessly drawn out by people preening in the mirror.
What would be a dream opportunity for most young adults was a nightmare for him, because all he could think about on set was the catering: a "big delicious buffet with cake. Today, in a series of tweets, Alexander, now 28, addressed how he had an eating disorder when he was 18, consumed for years with what he was or wasn't eating. In the spirit of New Year's reflection, he is healthier and no longer triggered by those experiences, but rather, empowered to speak publicly about them.
By Anthony Joseph for MailOnline. At a time when homosexuality was a criminal offence and harsh sentences were brought down upon gay men, these images of male affection from the 19th century are truly remarkable. Embracing each other, holding hands and reclining together, these incredible black-and-white photographs provide a rare glimpse into men showing physical love to other men in the s and early s.
I wanted a glimpse of the life I could have — someone who looked like me and could understand my struggle. It was what gay society told me was the pinnacle of male beauty. For a long time, I thought that coming out would open doors to a place where I could be open about my identity without judgement.
Gay men and straight women experience similar pressure through media portrayals of unattainable standards of beauty. Photographs of women are airbrushed to glamorize unhealthy thinness, while gay men are compared with muscular Adonises with 6-pack abs and no body fat. These societal standards bleed over into a sexualized subculture that places a premium on muscularity and masculinity.
Two men dressed in their Sunday best, boutonnieres on their lapels, are pictured jointly cutting into a cake. In another photo, they share a passionate kiss as two attendees, perhaps their best men, look on. Black and white images of this intimate wedding ceremony, held more than half a century ago, recently resurfaced online after making their way into the archives of the ONE Archives at the University of Southern California Libraries and the John J. Wilcox Jr.