In , Ning Guofeng, a. For more than three decades, Dongdan Park, one mile east of Tiananmen Square, has attracted gay men from across China. Some seek a long-term love interest, some a one-time sex partner, others friendship. China decriminalized homosexuality in and removed it from its official list of mental illnesses four years later. Though same-sex marriage has not been legalized, Chinese media regularly report on high-profile gay home weddings and gay couples getting marriage certificates in the United States. But for many gay Chinese, it is still difficult to buck social pressure to find a spouse of the opposite sex and have children.
Old Man in the Woods
I first visited a gay sauna 25 years ago and have done so about once every six weeks since. Only adults are admitted; all that happens is by mutual consent; no one is exploited; common courtesy and consideration for others are the unwritten rules that are generally observed. Though I have always enjoyed nudity, I used to think of my body as unattractive. For years I disliked my given name. I have made a point of telling it to those I have met in the sauna; hearing it repeated with tenderness and passion has taught me to love it. When clothes are off, intentions clear and vulnerability shared, men talk honestly to men they may know only then and may never meet again.
Robin Hood, Merry Men Reimagined as Gay ‘Burly Men in the Woods’
Gay met Terry Woods as a teenager when the young guitarist came to her parents house to play music with her brothers. They married and Terry became part of 'Sweeney's Men' an Irish band that caused a furore at the Cambridge Folk Festival with their electric sound. The following year both of them joined Steeleye Span and later The Woods Band but despite two well-received albums, husband and wife were back in Ireland by the end of Gay, inspired by her early recordings, began to write seriously for the first time whilst still pursuing the idea of living in a rural retreat.
You don't know RJ Berger just yet, but give it time, you will. A total nerd, a complete dweeb and you guessed it, an absolute dork, RJ is a high school student stuck firmly in the lower level of the social hierarchy. But he does have one thing going for him: a giant penis. Yes, we meant to write that. And after everyone finds out this fun fact, his life is changed forever.