Life moves pretty fast…

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February 23, 2015

  To borrow and bend a line from the Legendary Ferris Bueller ( Google him Tweens ), “Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t look up from your phone once in a while you could miss it.” As a photographer I see a lot of what happens in my life through a lens, but there have been times when friends and family have turned to me when I’ve put the…

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Life balance or goals?

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February 19, 2015

What brings satisfaction in life? Lately I have noticed that the things that have brought me the deepest sense of satisfaction have been things that will bring me long term happiness, like working on my career and my fitness and nurturing important friendships. The things that have brought me the least amount of happiness and satisfaction have been the things that are fleeting. Drugs, sex, alcohol and all those “instant”…

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Help Google support Aussie youth.

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February 19, 2015

For the Mardi Gras Fair Day this Sunday, Google has teamed up with Twenty10 to show that love is stronger than hate – by creating Australia’s biggest musical collaboration. We’re asking Aussies to contribute lyrics over the next few days, and at Fair Day itself. To date we’ve received contributions from noted celebrity supporters of the community such as Guy Sebastian, Magda Szubanski and Megan Washington. One of Australia’s best songwriters, Toby…

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Reader question. What scared you the most about coming out?

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February 17, 2015

Reader question. What scared you the most about coming out? When I came out of the closet and told my parents I was Gay the thing that scared me the most was not knowing how they would react. I honestly didn’t know if they would be angry or not. My parents and I had always had a pretty good relationship up to that point but even though they had mostly…

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Happy Valentines Day and 10 reasons why it’s ok to be single.

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February 14, 2015

> For those of us spending this Valentines day as single men here’s and golden oldie. There is nothing wrong with being single, society sometimes treats us like we are broken or incomplete, It’s simply not true.   Blog this! Recommend on Facebook Share via MySpace share via Reddit Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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Reader question. What advice would you give to teens thinking of coming out ?

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February 13, 2015

Coming out is a difficult time. It’s full of fear and uncertainty about how friends and family will react. Everyones coming out experience is unique and it’s a very personal choice, but there are a few things I would suggest to help make it easier and safer. Firstly you need a support network. You need someone on your side. I would suggest that you start with a close friend, relative or even…

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The problem with the way we think about being “fit”.

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February 5, 2015

The way our culture thinks about being fit and going to the gym is more to do with vanity and looking good than it is to do with our health. When people send me messages they say, “you look so hot, what’s your gym routine?,” not “oh you look so healthy.” The whole aesthetics culture is part of the reason why people look at going to the gym and say…

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Melbourne Pride march 2015 pt1.

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February 1, 2015

  Today was the annual Melbourne Pride march but this year was a little bit special. This year we celebrated 20 years of Pride with what felt like one of the biggest parades yet. The weather was a little bit ominous but luckily it stayed warm and the rain held off as we marched through St Kilda resplendent in out speedos, kilts and all manner of outfits. I really do…

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A new voice for the blog. Meet Humzah.

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January 22, 2015

I’m really pleased today to introduce a new contributor to the blog. Humzah is a young Gay man living in Pakistan. Having Humzah on board adds a new perspective to the blog that many of us have never seen before. I hope you will welcome him just as much as you have supported me. Gay Life in Pakistan Hi, I’m from Pakistan and recently asked Shannon if I could write…

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