Gay Men & Chosen Families

RuPaul says, “We as gay people get to choose our family and the people we’re around. I am your family. We are a family here.”

*sobs uncontrollably*

Can I get an AMEN up in here?! AMEN!

Just in the time for the holidays, Chappy (The Gay Relationship App) released a heartfelt video featuring nine gay and queer men who share what a chosen family means to them.

Chappy, in association with Survation, conducted a recent survey with over 500 gay men and found that 30% of them experience homophobic reactions from family members during Christmas. It also found that another 17% experience homophobia from extended family who come to visit. The survey revealed that the homophobic reactions received from family resulted in anxiety about visiting family members at Christmas, as well as depression. In response to this, Chappy has launched a campaign called “Chosen Family” in which nine gay men share what their chosen family means to them.

“What I love about my chosen family is the encouragement and drive we all have and give to each other” – Maxwell Poth ❤️

Watch Chappy’s Chosen Family:

Featured gif: Chappy  

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