Gay Men & Blog: Writing For Our Healing & Growth
This blog is dedicated to empower gay men to lead a life of love and fulfillment.
New to writing, not to sharing my truth
My name is Armando Sanchez and I’m the writer and creator of Gay Men & Blog. I started the blog in late June 2020 as a form of self-healing and personal growth during a strict quarantine. At the time, I couldn’t help but focus on our collective pain all while trying to manage my own. I decided to channel my energy into writing with the intent to spread healing and growth to others. I’m not a writer by training, but I know the importance of sharing truth with one another. Truth-telling is a powerful tool for liberation, healing, growth, and connection. It is the birthplace of Gay Men & Blog.
Through my perspective as a gay Texas Latino cisgender man and a clinical social worker, I delve into topics that impact gay men on a mental, emotional, spiritual, physical, and developmental level. I focus on gay men in particular because I can confidently and genuinely write from this experience. I want to share the wisdom and knowledge I’ve acquired in my journey of healing and growth with readers like you.
Why Gay Men & Blog?
As gay men, we’re forced to grapple with doubts and frustrations related to our sexuality and endure difficult experiences with family, love, sex, and work, oftentimes without guidance. Our experiences can make us feel lost, lonely, and doubtful. It’s up to us to be there for each other and build each other up.
This blog is intended to be a form of medicine and resource to gay men who search for peace and fulfillment. I combine personal experience with insight as a mental health professional to create an offering for my community, and anyone else who finds my writing beneficial to their growth and healing.
Social and racial justice are fundamental aspects of who I am and a core component of this blog. The liberation of queer people, people of color, womxn, trans folx, and other marginalized communities must be part of the conscious development of every gay man. Without this focus, we risk contributing to the same oppression that limits our lives as gay men.
My articles are intended to stir thought, challenge perspectives, and offer an alternative way to thinking about oneself and the world. At the end of each blog article I include reflection questions for the reader to use as guides. Self-reflection is a key component of healing and growth. It creates a path for awareness that leads to action and creation. It’s how we evolve and level up as individuals and a community.
Each article will also have the Gay Men & Blog signature and logo at the bottom of the page. The signature includes a list of links to other articles from the blog. Check them out below!
I want to hear from you
My writing is inspired by my life experience, however, I welcome thoughts and suggestions from readers on topics they want to read about. If you have a suggestion, comment, or question, send it to me using this feedback form. You can also order a free Gay Men & Blog logo sticker through the form!
We may all come from different parts of the world, be in different stages of our life, and have different points of view, but we all have something in common — our desire to live a life of love and fulfillment. I want to help you achieve that life, one article at a time.
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