• Michael Lee on Queer Culture

    What It's Like To Date Someone Who's Still In The Closet

    What It's Like To Date Someone Who's Still In The Closet

    Dating someone still in the closet while you're already out can present some pretty unique challenges in a relationship. Naturally, you just want to be able to shout about your love for your significant other from the rooftops. But instead, you're forced to live a hushed and silent lie. Unfortunately, despite the fact that the LGBTQ+ community has […]
  • Michael Lee on Queer Culture

    10 Guys You'll Meet On The Gay Dating Scene

    10 Guys You'll Meet On The Gay Dating Scene

    Dating in the gay world is hard, and I mean that quite literally. Sometimes it feels like you are banging your head onto a solid brick wall. As a homosexual looking for love (not the kind of love you will find in a cubical toilet), you will come across a barrage of dead ends and […]
  • Michael Lee on Queer Culture

    You Being Uncomfortable With Gay PDA Isn't My Problem

    You Being Uncomfortable With Gay PDA Isn't My Problem

    I attended my first ever Gay Pride at the age of 32 this year. I found myself surrounded by enough rainbow flags, glitter and sparkle to cause a migraine. But for the most part, it was a fun experience and I'm glad I went. What was truly eyeopening was the amount of public displays of […]
  • Michael Lee on Queer Culture

    Why Losing My Gay Club Virginity Meant So Much To Me

    Why Losing My Gay Club Virginity Meant So Much To Me

    We all remember the first gay club we ever went to. It's a surreal, and out of body experience, where you find yourself enclosed in a hot and noisy room surrounded by other gay men. It's the first time ever laying eyes on two men kissing, the first time being in such close proximity of living […]
  • Michael Lee on Love Hurts

  • Michael Lee on Love Hurts

  • Michael Lee on Digital Generation

    What Happens When You Make Your Online Dating Profile Brutally Honest

    What Happens When You Make Your Online Dating Profile Brutally Honest

    I was in a monogamous relationship for four and a half months. It's true that it wasn't picturesque or close to perfection, but I truly did love and adore the person I was with. Now, after four and a half months, I find myself single, alone and detached, with only memories of another failed relationship […]
  • Michael Lee in Dating

    This Is Why You Need To Stop Asking People What They Do For A Living

    This Is Why You Need To Stop Asking People What They Do For A Living

    “What do you do for a living?” he asks with a stern look etched on his face, eyebrows frowning in a serious stance as my date for the evening sips the stained glass of cider perched in his left hand. He takes one gulp before returning his tense gaze on me, waiting in baited breath […]
  • Michael Lee on Love Hurts

    I'm Almost Over My Ex, But I Still Feel Jealous Of His Past Relationships

    I'm Almost Over My Ex, But I Still Feel Jealous Of His Past Relationships

    Jealousy can be a toxic emotion, a poisonous cocktail of possessiveness, envy and mistrust. My love for him was inordinate. I loved, I suffered and now I hate. Yet, I still find myself aggressively jealous of my now ex-boyfriend's past encounters with his former lovers and flames, even through he is no longer here to […]
  • Michael Lee on Just The Way You Are

    How You Ride The Train Says More About Your Personality Than You Think

    How You Ride The Train Says More About Your Personality Than You Think

    We all wear masks, metaphorically speaking. And if the harsh jerking of this overcrowded train does not stop, my mask will gradually fall off, as I hold and cling on for dear life to the swaying dangling handlebar above my head. Then suddenly the train comes to an almighty halt, and those once calm, composed businessmen […]