We’re here, we’re queer and we’re not going anywhere. Literally. Though we’re forced to contain our gayness in our living quarters during these trying times, we can still live our best gay life at home! From gay shows and books to gay FaceTime dates, we’ve rounded up some of the best ideas!
Gay things to watch and read: Now is the time to pick up a book or binge a new show. For books, check out Real Life by Brandon Taylor, which follows a striking perspective on what it’s like to be black and queer in the Midwest. All My Mother’s Lovers by Ilana Masad is about a young woman who, after her mother passes, discovers letters left behind detailing lovers her mother had that she never even heard about. After you’ve read, tune in daily to Mark Kanemura on Instagram for live dance parties! Check his handle for details: @mkik808. There’s a ton of LGBTQ shows and movies to stream right now. Check out Moonlight, Paris is Burning, Tangerine, But I’m a Cheerleader, and The Danish Girl.
Take care of YOU: Take this time to pamper yourself with spa-like treatments. If you want to work on your body, try some at-home workout videos or apps. Love yoga but never real delved into it? Now is your chance! Use an at-home health testing company to learn more about your current health and well-being. Many of these health testing companies sell blood, saliva and urine tests so you can learn more about your food sensitivity, vitamin deficiencies, hormonal results, STD testing, and more.
Stay connected: Quarantine is not the time to check up on your ex, okay? We’re watching you! But check in with friends or family via video chat. Our mental health has never been more important during this time. In a relationship? Go on a Zoom double date with another couple. Single? Join a dating site and go on some FaceTime or video dates.
Other gayness you can try: Foster a pet since many shelters need people to help with volunteering due to the virus. I mean, if you don’t own a cat, are you even gay? Learn to cook and make the best cocktails. When this is all over, you’ll be an ever more fabulous host. Watch straight porn after you’ve had a couple of your new cocktail creations. What’s all the fuss about? If you haven’t come out to friends and family yet, now’s a good time. Do you have any ideas? Let us know in the comments, because if it sounds gay, we are in.