Donny Meacham

Bio

Donny Meacham is a Southern boy at heart living in a NY State of Mind. He's a radio personality, freelance writer, political junkie, skinny jean enthusisast and coffee addict.

3 Ways Grindr Has Ruined Everything About Dating In The Gay Community

By Donny Meacham
I am a queer single male in NYC. You would think dating would be easy because there are thousands of queer guys all around me. Well, if you think that, you are WRONG. We live in a technology-driven world now, which is often amazing. Technology has…

The Media May Have Forgotten About Orlando, But We Haven't

By Donny Meacham
It's been over a month since the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Other things have happened in the world, and the media has mostly forgotten about the incident, but we haven't. I was a 21-year-old, naïve Alabama boy living in Los…

How Dyeing My Hair Briefly Restored My Faith In Humanity

By Donny Meacham
I'm your normal everyday guy here in New York City with brown hair, a nose ring and an adorable smile (you're welcome). With so many people in this world, it's often easy to go around thinking that no one really notices us. Most of the time we see…

4 Common Misconceptions About 'Twinks' In The Gay Community

By Donny Meacham
I know, in this world, you would think a skinny, smooth, fabulous gay man would make navigating the queer world easy. Oh, you're so WRONG. I've been labeled a "twink" in the queer community. In all reality, I'm a couple years past the twink label,…

What The Queer Community Needs To Know About Life After Coming Out

By Donny Meacham
So, this survey came out from Northwestern University stating discrimination, harassment and assault remain a problem for about a third of queer youths. One article stated the survey revealed it "doesn't get better" for them. The article and the…

5 Thoughts That Completely Take Over Your Mind During Anal Sex

By Donny Meacham
So, anal sex is a thing that people do. Often, I have no reason why because it really can be one of the most nerve-racking experiences. I've done it from time to time (mostly on the top side), but I occasionally take one for the team. I've…

5 Reasons The LGBTQ+ Community Should Stand By Hillary Clinton

By Donny Meacham
The time has come again where we as a nation must select the next president of this great country of ours. Looking around at all the candidates, the choice to me is an obvious one. The HRC (Human Rights Campaign), America’s largest LGBTQ+ advocacy…

Bottom Shaming: Yes, It's A Thing And It Needs To Stop

By Donny Meacham
As someone who prefers to be on top, I have recently came to the conclusion that bottoms don’t get the respect they deserve. Allow me to explain: I, for the first time in a long time decided to bottom again. It's a decision I’m still not sure was a…

What I Wish I Would Have Known As A Scared And Confused Closeted Teen

By Donny Meacham
I’ve been “out” for going on nine years or so. I work part time at a gay bar in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC, wearing a crop top for tips. It doesn’t get any gayer than that. Yet, I can vividly remember every heartbreaking, terrifying and downright…

The Real, Heartbreaking Reason I Shy Away From PDA As A Gay Millennial

By Donny Meacham
When it comes to public displays of affection, we've all seen those couples who are all over each other, at all times. They're kissing, hugging and holding hands while walking down the street. That’s cute and all, but I have no desire to do it. Guys…

What You Should Know About PrEP, The HIV-Preventative Drug

By Donny Meacham
Ever since PrEP came on the market, there has been so much talk around it. Like most things there are strong advocates and even stronger opponents. PrEP (short for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a pill that can prevent one from contracting HIV. If you…

F*ck The Stigma: 5 Reasons I'm Not Ashamed Of Being On Grindr

By Donny Meacham
The other day, a couple of friends and I were drinking some matcha lattes. (We’re not as bougie as that sounds. We just like the flavor, so quit judging us.) Anyway, we were talking about Grindr, the different people we’ve met on there, the hookups,…

The Forgotten T: How Trans People Are Often Overlooked In Queer Topics

By Donny Meacham
November was transgender awareness month, and although this year has seen a very big, massive spotlight put on the trans community, it is still the letter we most often overlook, ignore and discriminate against in the LGBT acronym. Unless you live…

Muslims On Grindr: The Unspoken Discrimination In The Gay Community

By Donny Meacham
With the sad and tragic events that happened in Paris, we are seeing individuals take actions of their own. I’ve been reading these stories about gay Muslims facing attacks on Grindr, based solely on the basis that they look Muslim. It is sad,…

The Absolute Humor And Horror Of Running Into A Recent Grindr Hookup

By Donny Meacham
It’s a casual Tuesday night with friends. We’re out grabbing dinner, and then we decide to go for drinks at the bar. We walk in looking cute and make our way to the bar. If we don’t get a vodka soda with a splash of cranberry juice ASAP, the whole…