• Jason Credo on Queer Culture

  • Jason Credo on Queer Culture

    My Long-Distance Relationship Failed, But I’d Still Do It All Over Again

    My Long-Distance Relationship Failed, But I’d Still Do It All Over Again

    It’s a tale as old as time: Boy meets boy on Twitter. They fall madly in love. Other boy just so happens to live 2,500 miles across the country. It’s something everybody dreams about, right? Not so much. The long-distance relationship is about as inconvenient as it is unconventional. Even with the peak of social […]
  • Jason Credo in Culture

    Stop Comparing And Start Living: Why We Must Always Forge Our Own Paths

    Stop Comparing And Start Living: Why We Must Always Forge Our Own Paths

    It’s an old tale about a fork in the road. Honestly, that’s about as much as I can recall. I feel like it has something to do with our decisions and how we have to commit to those decisions, even if we end up regretting them. I could have started with that poem by Robert […]
  • Jason Credo on Queer Culture

    Why I Took A Moment To Thank Those Who Came Before Me During Pride

    Why I Took A Moment To Thank Those Who Came Before Me During Pride

    “Finally” is the not-so secret word of the next month, as the Supreme Court of the United States finally ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry across the country. Honestly, it’s about damn time. I was sick and tired of living in a world where my community was denied a fundamental right, one that’s granted to those […]
  • Jason Credo in Culture

    3’s A Crowd: The Emotional Stages Of Accepting You’re The Third Wheel

    3’s A Crowd: The Emotional Stages Of Accepting You’re The Third Wheel

    We've all been there before, quietly lurking in the shadows, edged out by the now-handholding entity that used to be your best friend. It's always funny to compare how others have taken up the title of the “third wheel.” Laid out here are some of the main stages* of being the third wheel, from being […]
  • Jason Credo on "Call Me Caitlyn"

    #CallMeCaitlyn: Why Society Can’t Judge Different Types Of Courage

    #CallMeCaitlyn: Why Society Can’t Judge Different Types Of Courage

    In the world today, we like to claim a lot of different things as universal truths. We often post on social media our disdain and distaste of the most trivial things, such as the coffee shop barista who didn’t get our order right, or a subtweet about an acquaintance. Surprisingly, we manage to keep it […]
  • Jason Credo in Dating

    How Overthinking Your Relationship Can Lead To Self-Destruction

    How Overthinking Your Relationship Can Lead To Self-Destruction

    When life gets tough, there is one of two things we can do: fight or flight. In love, we sign the same deal. When it becomes hard or complicated, we can fight for our love or let it fly away. If you let love go, there is always a lingering hope it will fly back to […]
  • Jason Credo in Culture

    The Night Never Ends: 5 Stages Of Being The Sober Friend

    The Night Never Ends: 5 Stages Of Being The Sober Friend

    To drink or not to drink, that is the question. And, if you’re reading this, it’s more likely the latter. This is dedicated to the designated drivers, sober pals and overall protective people around the globe. If this is you, it is likely that every night, your decision to go out plays out in series of […]
  • Jason Credo in Generation Y

    Why It’s Okay That College Isn’t For Everyone, From A Resident Assistant

    Why It’s Okay That College Isn’t For Everyone, From A Resident Assistant

    For about two years, I was a resident advisor, or as some first year students liked to refer to me, the “resident assh*le.” While I was an RA, I spent a lot of time around first-year students, the batch getting younger and younger each year. On a typical night, you can find your average first-year student […]
  • Jason Credo in Culture

    Real Men Cry: Why Tearing Up Doesn’t Compromise A Man’s Masculinity

    Real Men Cry: Why Tearing Up Doesn’t Compromise A Man’s Masculinity

    I was a crybaby growing up. If someone stole my toy, I would cry. If someone hit me, I would cry. If someone made a joke at my expense, guess what? I would cry. With all those tears shed, you’d be surprised how often I didn’t get dehydrated. It was permissible to be a “cry […]