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Get Out! GAY Magazine – Issue 374 – July 4, 2018

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BY EILEEN SHAPIRO

CELEBRITY CORRESPONDENT

A finalist on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” a

TV internet host, recording sensation

and one of New York nightlife’s most

sought-after queen, winning nearly ever

tittle know to drag, Miss Peppermint

is now “Head Over Heels” in love with

Broadway.

Making history as the first transgender

actor to originate a principal role on

Broadway, Peppermint will be featured in

the brand-new play “Head Over Heals,”

a show based on the music from The

Go Go’s. The Go-Go’s are a Los Angeles

Peppermint:

‘Head Over Heels’

band who rose to stardom in the ‘80s

with lead singer Belinda Carlisle. The

songs they are best known for are “We

Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,”

“Vacation” and of course “Head Over

Heels.” They are considered one of the

most successful female bands of all time.

The cast of “Head Over Heels” includes

Rachel York, Jeremy Kushnier and

Peppermint. It is an unpredictable blend

of posh and punk that will bring the

audience to their feet at The Hudson

Theatre in New York. Peppermint, break

a leg!

Taylor Iman Jones as Mopsa (center) and the company (“We Got the Beat”) The Head Over Heels company (opening tableau of “We Got the Beat”)


You go girl! I am so excited

for you and “Head Over

Heels.” How did you get

the role, what character do

you portray and how much

is that character like you?

Thanks! I’m so excited. It’s a

dream come true. I actually

sent in an audition tape

before getting a final call

back. I had to wait all winter

before I could announce it.

I play the oracle, who has a

message to deliver and an

axe to grind. My character is

a badass shapeshifter who is

gender non-binary.

What is the premise of the

show?

It’s about a royal family who

are set on a hilarious journey

of love, sex and self discovery,

all set in motion by ominous

prophecies of the oracle.

What’s your take on making

transgender/Broadway

history?

It’s an honor that’s so much

bigger than me. And these

types of characters and

moments are well overdue.

Had you ever considered

doing Broadway before

this? And how does it feel

to be a Broadway star?

Of course I have! What queen

hasn’t had Broadway dreams?

I went to American Musical

and Dramatic Academy when

I first moved to NYC, but I

got temporarily distracted by

nightlife.

Peppermint (center) as Pythio, The Oracle of Delphi (“Vision of Nowness”) and the ensemble

Aside from this show,

are you still touring with

RuPaul?

I actually haven’t toured with

Mother Ru personally, but

thanks to Voss Events I was a

part of the Werq the World

Tour, which literally worked

the all over the world. I was

on the tour until rehearsals

this spring.

You recently released a

new single—tell me about

it.

Yes! “Black Pepper,” which

is on my album I released

last year.

Tell us about your talk

show?

I’ve got a YouTube series

called “Pep Talks” where I

sit and kiki with my favorite

performers, many of the

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” girls

too.

You are a recording artist

and now a Broadway

star. What’s next for you?

Disneyland!

HEAD OVER HEELS

Directed by

Michael Mayer

Choreography by

Spencer Liff

CURRAN

PRODUCTION IMAGES

San Francisco, CA

Opening Night:

Thursday, July 26

Photo Credit:

Joan Marcus


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BY EILEEN SHAPIRO

CELEBRITY CORRESPONDENT

A T F I R E I S L A N D P I N E S

POPULAR DJ TONY YNOT, BEGAN HIS DJ CAREER SEVEN YEARS AGO AND IS NOW

SOUGHT AFTER ON LONG ISLAND, IN NEW YORK, FIRE ISLAND AND SOUTH BEACH.

HE CAN BE FOUND THIS SUMMER LATE NIGHT FRIDAYS AT SIP N TWIRL, MONDAY

NIGHTS AT SIP N TWIRL DURING LIP SYNC FOR YOUR DRINK AND AT THE BLUE

WHALE AT VARIOUS DATES DURING LOW TEA.

TONY HAS THREE ALBUMS OUT NOW ON ITUNES, SPOTIFY, GOOGLE AND

BEATPORT. HE IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON A BRAND NEW ALBUM OF REMIXED

CLASSICS, WORKING IN A STUDIO AND LEARNING PRODUCTION.

WE SHARED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT HIS CAREER AND HIS SUMMER AT

THE PINES ON FIRE ISLAND.

>> i n t e r v i e w

HOW DID YOU START

YOUR FIRE ISLAND DJ

CAREER?

YEARS AGO A FANTASTIC

PROMOTER AND FRIEND,

TONY FORNABAIO, AND

I WERE TALKING, AND

I MENTIONED I REALLY

WANTED TO DJ AND THAT

I HAD BEEN PRACTICING

A LOT AND THOUGHT IT

WOULD BE SOMETHING

FUN TO DO. A FEW DAYS

LATER HE CALLED ME AND

SAID, “OK, YOU WANT

TO DJ? I AM BOOKING

YOU FOR THE HIGH

TEA DECK AT PAVILION

THIS SATURDAY.” I WAS

COMPLETELY NERVOUS

AND EXCITED. I JUST

REMEMBER THINKING I

HOPE PEOPLE WILL LIKE

WHAT I PLAY AND NOT

MAKE A FOOL OF MYSELF.

FORNABAIO WAS REALLY

SO ENCOURAGING AND

SUPPORTIVE. THE NIGHT

WAS INCREDIBLE WITH A

PACKED HIGH TEA DECK.

PEOPLE DANCING AND

THE AMAZING ENERGY

I RECEIVED FROM THE

CROWD GAVE ME

AN INSTANT LOVE

FOR WHAT I WAS

DOING. THE NIGHT

WAS SUCCESSFUL.

FORNABAIO

SCHEDULED ME

MOST OF THE

SATURDAYS FOR

THE REMAINING

SEASON AND

BEGAN ROTATING ME

INTO DJING LOW TEA

AT THE BLUE WHALE. I

WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER

THAT PHONE CALL AND

HOW SUPPORTIVE TONY

FORNABAIO WAS AND

HOW HE PUSHED ME AND

THREW ME RIGHT INTO

IT. I FOUND SOMETHING I

LOVE AND ENJOY.


PHOTO BY JUAN JON

WHERE AND WHEN DO

YOU SPIN AT THE PINES?

I BEGAN DJING THE HIGH

TEA DECK AT PAVILION,

THEN BEGAN ROTATING

INTO LOW TEA AND THE

POOL DECK. IN 2015,

AFTER THE PROPERTY

WAS ACQUIRED BY

PJ MCATEER, HE

CONTINUED TO KEEP ME

IN ROTATION ALONGSIDE

LEGENDARY FIRE ISLAND

DJ STEVEN OLIVERI, AND

CHRIS CAMUSO NOW

ADDING SIP N TWIRL

AS AN ADDITIONAL

VENUE TO SPIN. PJ IS AN

AMAZING PERSON TO

WORK FOR AND WITH.

HE IS BY FAR ONE OF THE

MOST LOYAL PEOPLE YOU

WILL EVER MEET, AND

PAINSTAKINGLY SPENDS

MONTHS MAKING SURE

DJS ARE SCHEDULED

PROPERLY AND THAT

WE EACH HAVE AN

OPPORTUNITY TO SHINE.

THIS SEASON I CAN BE

FOUND LATE NIGHT

FRIDAYS AT SIP N TWIRL,

MONDAYS WITH DRAG

HOST ROSÈ DOING LIP

SYNC FOR YOUR DRINK

AT SIP N TWIRL, VARIOUS

DATES AT LOW TEA AT

THE BLUE WHALE AND

TWIRL TEA AT SIP N TWIRL.

WHAT DID YOU DO

BEFORE FIRE ISLAND

AND OFF SEASON?

BACK AROUND

1997, I CREATED A

COMPANY CALLED

GAYCOLLEGEPARTY AND

BEGAN THROWING 18+

GAY PARTIES ALL OVER

LONG ISLAND. THE

PARTIES WERE A MASSIVE

SUCCESS, ESPECIALLY

BEING THE VERY FIRST 18+

GAY PARTY ANYWHERE.

I EVENTUALLY MOVED

THE PARTY TO NYC AFTER

DOING SEVERAL ONE-

OFFS AT ROXY, LIMELIGHT

AND WEBSTER HALL. I

EVENTUALLY OPENED

HEAVEN SATURDAYS

ALONG WITH ALAN

PICUS, AND IT BECAME

THE LONGEST-RUNNING

GAY 18+ PARTY IN NYC,

SPAWNING COUNTLESS

UP-AND-COMING

PROMOTERS, DJS AND

DRAG TALENT AND

EVENTS. CURRENTLY,

DURING MY OFF SEASON,

I TRAVEL AND SPEND

MUCH OF MY WINTER

TIME IN MIAMI. I STARTED

DOING GUEST SPOTS

AT SOUTH BEACH’S

INCREDIBLE TWIST

NIGHTCLUB THIS PAST

WINTER AND WILL BE

DOING A FEW GIGS

AT THE FAMED SOUTH

BEACH PALACE THIS

UPCOMING FALL.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU

BEEN A DJ?

I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS

FOR APPROXIMATELY

SEVEN YEARS. I

CURRENTLY HAVE 3 CDS

ON ITUNES, SPOTIFY,

GOOGLE AND BEATPORT:

“POPULAR VOL. 11,”

GAYCOLLEGEPARTY

VOL. 1 REWORKED, AND

RECENTLY, “WURKOUT

VOL. 6,” ALL UNDER THE

LGBT-OWNED CENTAUR

LABEL (THEOUTCLUB.

COM). I AM CURRENTLY

WORKING ON A NEW CD

OF REMIXED CLASSICS

FROM CENTAUR’S

VAULT OF MUSIC. I HAVE

BEEN WORKING IN A

STUDIO AND LEARNING

PRODUCING AND

CREATING MY OWN

REMIXES. I AM EXCITED

FOR EVERYONE TO HEAR

IT WHEN COMPLETED.

WHAT MOTIVATED YOU

TO BEGIN TO DJ?

GROWING UP I LOVED

MUSIC. I WOULD LISTEN

TO EVERYTHING FROM

BIG BAND, HIP HOP,

DISCO, CLASSICS. I

LIKED SOUNDS AND

THE DIFFERENT BEATS

AND SAMPLING. FOR MY

20TH BIRTHDAY I GOT

A SET OF TECHNICS

1200 TURNTABLES AND

A MIXER AND LEARNED

HOW TO BEAT MIX FROM

VINYL. I WOULD PRACTICE

EVERY DAY AND REALLY

JUST LOVED IT. AT THE

TIME I WOULD FILL IN

FOR A PARTY COMPANY

DOING SWEET 16S AND

OFFICE PARTIES. BACK

THEN IT DIDN’T REALLY

PAN OUT FINANCIALLY,

SO IT WENT ON THE

BACK BURNER, AND I

PURSUED NIGHTCLUB

PROMOTING. CURRENTLY,

DJS LIKE BARRY HARRIS,

MAURO MOZART, TOY

ARMADA AND GRIND ALL

INSPIRE ME, AND THEIR

MUSIC IS CONSISTENTLY

MOTIVATING AND WELL

PUT TOGETHER. YOU WILL

NEVER HEAR A SONG

FROM THESE GUYS THAT

DOESN’T MAKE YOU

WANT TO BE HAPPY AND

DANCE.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY

MOST ABOUT FIRE

ISLAND?

FIRE ISLAND TO

ME IS A PARADISE

WHERE EVERYONE IS

INCLUDED, AND PEOPLE

ARE FRIENDLY AND

WELCOMING. THERE IS

ALWAYS SOMETHING

TO DO, AND NO ONE IS

JUDGED. I HAVE LIVED

IN FIRE ISLAND PINES

FOR OVER 15 YEARS AND

COULD NOT IMAGINE

BEING ANYWHERE ELSE

DURING THE SUMMER

MONTHS. IF YOU HAVE

NEVER BEEN, PLEASE

VISIT AND ENJOY THE

LOVE AND BEAUTY THAT

IS FIRE ISLAND PINES.

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DJTONYYNOT@

GMAIL.COM OR VISIT

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important information

I should know about BIKTARVY ® ?

BIKTARVY may cause serious

side effects:

} Worsening of hepatitis B (HBV)

infection. If you have both HIV-1 and

HBV and stop taking BIKTARVY, your

HBV may suddenly get worse. Do not

stop taking BIKTARVY without first

talking to your healthcare provider, as

they will need to monitor your health.

Who should not take BIKTARVY?

Do not take BIKTARVY if you take:

} dofetilide

} r i f a m p i n

} any other medicines to treat HIV-1

What are the other possible side

effects of BIKTARVY?

Serious side effects of BIKTARVY may

also include:

} Changes in your immune system. Your

immune system may get stronger

and begin to fight infections. Tell your

healthcare provider if you have any

new symptoms after you start

taking BIKTARVY.

} Kidney problems, including kidney

failure. Your healthcare provider should

do blood and urine tests to check your

kidneys. If you develop new or worse

kidney problems, they may tell you to

stop taking BIKTARVY.

} Too much lactic acid in your blood

(lactic acidosis), which is a serious but

rare medical emergency that can lead

to death. Tell your healthcare provider

right away if you get these symptoms:

weakness or being more tired than

usual, unusual muscle pain, being short

of breath or fast breathing, stomach

pain with nausea and vomiting, cold

or blue hands and feet, feel dizzy

or lightheaded, or a fast or

abnormal heartbeat.

} Severe liver problems, which in rare

cases can lead to death. Tell your

healthcare provider right away if you

get these symptoms: skin or the white

part of your eyes turns yellow, dark

“tea-colored” urine, light-colored

stools, loss of appetite for several

days or longer, nausea, or stomacharea

pain.

The most common side effects of

BIKTARVY in clinical studies were

diarrhea (6%), nausea (5%), and

headache (5%). Tell your healthcare

provider if you have any side effects

that bother you or don’t go away.

What should I tell my healthcare

provider before taking BIKTARVY?

} All your health problems. Be sure to tell

your healthcare provider if you have or

have had any kidney or liver problems,

including hepatitis virus infection.

} All the medicines you take, including

prescription and over-the-counter

medicines, antacids, laxatives, vitamins,

and herbal supplements. BIKTARVY

and other medicines may affect each

other. Keep a list of all your medicines

and show it to your healthcare provider

and pharmacist, and ask if it is safe

to take BIKTARVY with all of your

other medicines.

} If you are pregnant or plan to become

pregnant. It is not known if BIKTARVY

can harm your unborn baby. Tell your

healthcare provider if you become

pregnant while taking BIKTARVY.

} If you are breastfeeding (nursing) or

plan to breastfeed. Do not breastfeed.

HIV-1 can be passed to the baby in

breast milk.

You are encouraged to report negative

side effects of prescription drugs to

the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch,

or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Ask your healthcare provider if

BIKTARVY is right for you.

Please see Important Facts about BIKTARVY, including

important warnings, on the following page.


KEEP

EMPOWERING.

Because HIV doesn’t change who you are.

What is BIKTARVY?

BIKTARVY is a complete, 1-pill, once-a-day prescription medicine used to treat

HIV-1 in adults. It can either be used in people who have never taken HIV-1

medicines before, or people who are replacing their current HIV-1 medicines

and whose healthcare provider determines they meet certain requirements.

BIKTARVY does not cure HIV-1 or AIDS. HIV-1 is the virus that causes AIDS.

BIKTARVY.COM


(bik-TAR-vee)

IMPORTANT FACTS

This is only a brief summary of

important information about BIKTARVY ®

and does not replace talking to

your healthcare provider about your

condition and your treatment.

MOST IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT BIKTARVY

BIKTARVY may cause serious side effects, including:

• Worsening of hepatitis B (HBV) infection. If you have both HIV-1 and

HBV, your HBV may suddenly get worse if you stop taking BIKTARVY. Do

not stop taking BIKTARVY without first talking to your healthcare provider,

as they will need to check your health regularly for several months.

ABOUT BIKTARVY

BIKTARVY is a complete, 1-pill, once-a-day prescription medicine used

to treat HIV-1 in adults. It can either be used in people who have never taken

HIV-1 medicines before, or people who are replacing their current HIV-1

medicines and whose healthcare provider determines they meet certain

requirements.

BIKTARVY does not cure HIV-1 or AIDS. HIV-1 is the virus that

causes AIDS.

Do NOT take BIKTARVY if you also take a medicine that contains:

• dofetilide

• rifampin

• any other medicines to treat HIV-1

BEFORE TAKING BIKTARVY

Tell your healthcare provider all your medical conditions,

including if you:

• Have or have had any kidney or liver problems, including hepatitis infection.

• Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

• Are breastfeeding (nursing) or plan to breastfeed. Do not breastfeed if you

have HIV-1 because of the risk of passing HIV-1 to your baby.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take:

• Keep a list that includes all prescription and over-the-counter medicines,

antacids, laxatives, vitamins, and herbal supplements, and show it to your

healthcare provider and pharmacist.

• Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist about medicines that interact

with BIKTARVY.


POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF BIKTARVY

BIKTARVY can cause serious side effects, including:

• Those in the “Most Important Information About BIKTARVY” section.

• Changes in your immune system.

• New or worse kidney problems, including kidney failure.

• Too much lactic acid in your blood (lactic acidosis), which is a serious

but rare medical emergency that can lead to death. Tell your healthcare

provider right away if you get these symptoms: weakness or being

more tired than usual, unusual muscle pain, being short of breath or fast

breathing, stomach pain with nausea and vomiting, cold or blue hands

and feet, feel dizzy or lightheaded, or a fast or abnormal heartbeat.

• Severe liver problems, which in rare cases can lead to death. Tell

your healthcare provider right away if you get these symptoms: skin

or the white part of your eyes turns yellow, dark “tea-colored” urine,

light-colored stools, loss of appetite for several days or longer, nausea,

or stomach-area pain.

• The most common side effects of BIKTARVY in clinical studies were

diarrhea (6%), nausea (5%), and headache (5%).

These are not all the possible side effects of BIKTARVY. Tell your healthcare

provider right away if you have any new symptoms while taking BIKTARVY.

Your healthcare provider will need to do tests to monitor your health

before and during treatment with BIKTARVY.

HOW TO TAKE BIKTARVY

Take BIKTARVY 1 time each day with or without food.

GET MORE INFORMATION

• This is only a brief summary of important information about BIKTARVY.

Talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist to learn more.

• Go to BIKTARVY.com or call 1-800-GILEAD-5.

• If you need help paying for your medicine, visit BIKTARVY.com for

program information.

BIKTARVY, the BIKTARVY Logo, LOVE WHAT’S INSIDE, GILEAD,

and the GILEAD Logo are trademarks of Gilead Sciences, Inc., or

its related companies.

Version date: February 2018

© 2018 Gilead Sciences, Inc. All rights reserved. BVYC0026 05/18


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BY IAN-MICHAEL BERGERON

@ianmichaelinwonderland

Fireworks and the City

I was never really into The Fourth of July

until I moved to New York City.

It’s not that I don’t have good memories

of Fourth of Julys past. I remember being

young, maybe third grade, and sitting

in the back of my dad’s truck with him,

watching the fireworks ignite and trickle

away, vanishing into the stars. We were

right by a lake, and I was freezing in

shorts and a sweatshirt, but I saw a movie

with a cheerleader in a uniform skirt and

hoodie, and I wanted to channel that

look. (I think third grade me pulled it off.)

Another time, in sixth or seventh grade,

I went to watch them with my mom

and stepdad. I don’t really remember

anything other than the fact that we went,

but the three of us didn’t do a ton of

things together back then, and it meant a

lot to my mom. That made me happy.

But fireworks in the city—that’s where it’s

at. Something about the colorful sparks

flying just above an outline of the city’s

tallest buildings... I find it so romantic.

Two years ago for the 4th, I went to a

friend’s rooftop in Brooklyn with AJ, my

boyfriend at the time. We hadn’t been

dating long, but the “honeymoon phase”

was as good as over.

We stayed on the rooftop for all of 10

minutes. A light rain slowly soaking us,

and when a single firework went off in

the distance, we realized we could barely

see it. Defeated and wet, we retreated

downstairs, me entirely unaware that rain

on the Fourth of July was an omen for my

relationship.

Last year was a much better experience.

I got together with some friends at one

of my best friend V’s apartment. She lives

on the 25th floor of an apartment on 25th

Street, and had a perfect view.

We all sat on her bed, drinking

champagne and pointing out our favorite

designs before they dissipated. My

favorite is always the finale, when 20

fireworks are going off at once and you

have no idea where to look, your gaze

darting back and forth so you don’t miss

anything. But of course you do—it’s

impossible to see everything at once.

Sitting there, drinking too much

champagne and taking shitty photos

with my phone, I realized that the best

part of any holiday isn’t really the holiday

itself, or whatever event occurs on said

holiday; it’s all about the opportunity

to get together with friends and make

memories. I don’t remember any specific

firework, but I do remember sitting

next to my dad, pretending to be a

cheerleader; I remember making my

mom happy; I remember realizing how

lucky I am to have such a close group of

friends to sit and drink with.

PHOTO BY STEVE BRENNAN

I don’t know exactly what I’m going to

do this year, but I hope I remember the

feeling of being with people I love. I

hope I make some good memories.


BY EILEEN SHAPIRO

CELEBRITY CORRESPONDENT

Cover: TonYYnoT

Photo by Juan Jon

Life

Is a

Rainbow

The most vibrant and vivid array of rainbow

fantasies on the planet dazzled the streets of

New York City in celebration of Pride. Music

and dance encompassed the ordinarily gray

sky scapes, while colorful bursts of laughter

surrounded the day.

The Pride Parade went on forever. At 7 p.m.

it was still in full force from the starting point.

The Pride Dance had Kylie Minogue, while

Pride Fest in another part of town had its own

British Invasion as well with San Francisco’s

finest and New York’s elite.

With nightlife DJ Ian Ford, the Get Out!

Magazine booth sparkled with special guests

performing live and in full living color right

out in the street. The personal appearances

included our own nightlife extravaganza, Aaron

Paul; Brooklyn’s biggest goth extraordinaire,

The FMs; San Francisco’s top psych group,

Revolushn; London’s spectacular host, DJ and

singer, Jason Prince; Albania’s superstar, Durim

Morina; and Nottingham’s James Bond of the

music world, Sam Stevens. Actor, fitness expert

and author Jasson Finney from Bianca Del Rio’s

“From Russia With Hate” was also present.

Celebrity photographer and high-profile hair

and makeup artist Mark De Alwis also lended

support, while publisher Mike Todd handed out

valuable and rare back and current issues of

the magazine. The day was a successful collaboration

of talent and spirit.

ISSUE 374 - JULY 4 2018

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complicated, and so are

breakups, but there are

things you can do to help

yourself heal. Here are a

few questions I received

about how to move on

when you’re heartbroken.

My ex and I were

together for about two

years and broke up four

months ago. I’m not over

it. I honestly feel like I’m

never going to be happy

again. My friends who

have been through this

THOMAS

TALKS

ABOUT:

seem to have been able

to move on quicker.

What do I do? Male,

Gay, 27

I hear similar things from

so many clients. First, you

have to acknowledge

that “I’m never going

to be happy again” is a

thought, not a feeling. If

you’re constantly thinking

this irrational thought, it’s

of course going to lead

you to feel sad or even

depressed. Was there ever

a time, even a moment,

where you were happy

before the relationship?

I’m sure there was, which

means your happiness

isn’t dependent on your

relationship or partner.

Second, when you have

that thought, give yourself

a more rational one.

Something like, “I might

not be happy right now,

but I’ve been happy

without this relationship in

the past, and I don’t have

to have it again in order

to experience happiness.”

Third, everyone handles

relationships differently;

don’t compare yourself to

your friends. You’re going

to be OK.

I’m fucking depressed.

I’m not eating, not

sleeping and I pretty

much cry all the time.

It’s been months, and

pretty much none of my

friends will listen to me

anymore. I think they

avoid me because I’m

such a downer. Male,

Gay, 22

BREAKUPS

OK, tough love time. Cut.

It. Out. You have to take

care of yourself, even when

it seems difficult. Make

yourself eat when you’re

not hungry and get on a

regular sleep cycle (make

a schedule, set alarms,

stick to it). Join a gym,

take some classes, meet

new people. I’m not saying

you need to get a gym

body, but working out is

great for the mind. You’ve

got to force yourself to

engage with the world.

Yes, talking to friends can

be very helpful, but don’t

drive them nuts. Limit your

venting to a period of time,

not free ranting. Then don’t

bring it up again. Allow

yourself to be present

with your friends, which

will take your mind off

the breakup. Notice that

you’re making decisions

all the time—deciding not

to eat, not to sleep, not

to engage with the world.

Make the other choice,

even when you might not

want to. If this persists, find

a therapist that can help

you, preferably someone

who practices cognitive

behavioral therapy.

For everyone going

through a breakup, fall in

love again—with yourself.

Take yourself on dates,

the dates you’d want to

go on if you were in a

relationship. Spend time

getting to know yourself

more, and treat yourself

the way you’d want a

partner to treat you. And

masturbate, a lot.

Sex/Love/Relationship advice? Send your questions to: ThomasTalksAbout@gmail.com

@ThomasWhitfield84

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