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      By Ryan O'Connell Jun 17, 2013

      Try Not to Destroy Your Life

      A few months ago I tried molly for the first time in the bathroom of a bar in Brooklyn. I dissolved the powder in water, drank it, and waited till I felt different. A short while later, fireworks exploded all over my brain. Then, just like that, everythin…

      By Ryan O'Connell Jun 17, 2013
      By Ryan O'Connell May 6, 2013

      Hit Me Baby One More Time

      Six years ago today, I was hit by a car while walking across the intersection of Sunset and Yorba in San Francisco. Since then, I've had six surgeries, one skin graft, a three-week hospital stay, four casts, approximately 6,000 painkillers, and a partridg…

      By Ryan O'Connell May 6, 2013
      By Ryan O'Connell Apr 23, 2013

      Give All the Drugs to the Gay Boys

      Here's something everybody should know about gay men: We like to disappear. We like to numb the feelings. We like to be anywhere that's not here. We like to, quite simply, get messed up. And you know what? We're damn good at it.

      By Ryan O'Connell Apr 23, 2013
      By Ryan O'Connell Apr 1, 2013

      Stuff to Live For

      Let's just admit it: Life is fucking boring. Life is so monotonous and full of routine that it's a wonder we all don't just fall asleep whenever we look at ourselves in the mirror. The best we can hope for are those brief moments of clarity that snap us b…

      By Ryan O'Connell Apr 1, 2013
      By Ryan O'Connell Mar 18, 2013

      All the New Gay Boys

      With the current generation of gay men, there's a constant pull between the old queer landscape and the new. What it meant to be gay ten years ago when I came out of the closet is not what it means today. It seems like we're all just trying to play catch-…

      By Ryan O'Connell Mar 18, 2013