Yesterday marked the 28th anniversary of National Coming Out Day, a holiday that encourages the LGBTQ community to come out and be themselves.
You Tubers like Joey Graceffa, Ingrid Nilsen and Troye Sivan all spoke about the day on social media, but another Internet star used NCOD to finally be truthful with his audience.
Yesterday, we told you how star Nick Horton came out as gay, and now the 14-year-old Muser is also opening up about his sexuality.
“I’m sitting here making this video because I want to tell you guys that I’m gay,” star Jackson Krecioch said in a You Tube video.
While the 18-year-old “always thought [he] was special and different from everybody else” and “never really felt attracted to girls the way everybody else told [him he] should be,” he always pushed the thoughts out of his head and denied his feelings.
“When I came out I inspired so many people to come out as well and that warms my heart knowing I have that much of effect on people.
Like literally scrolling through my feed I see so many of my fan accounts coming out and it’s so amazing to me that I have that much effect.
This short list of possibilities certainly isn’t exhaustive but it does highlight the “biggies” for gay men in Chicago. Generally speaking, you will see many gay men coming in and out of this area because the market itself is a favorite among local LGBT individuals.
If you are gay and hoping to meet someone new, you will want to grab a light lunch from the self-service area at the Whole Foods, centrally located in the heart of the “Boystown” at 3640 N. Once you grab your eats, bring it to the shared lobby space that separates the grocery store from the Center on Halsted. It also happens to be home to “The Center” – a community agency providing an array of services to the gay, lesbian, bi and transsexual populations here in the city.
Many of our clients have reported positive experiences at this location with more than a few sharing they met their boyfriends there. If you take the right train at the right times, there is a good chance you will run into others who happen to be a “Friend of Dorothy”.
Now obviously you will want to use caution and think about safety because public transit here in Chicago has sometimes had a history of problems.
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