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After the sad death of Wilson Gavin this week, Toby Halligan reflects on some of the challenges gay men face when growing up – including spending a long time thinking you were not special, not loved, or worthwhile. In this extraordinary essay, Toby talks about his own experience navigating these issues and learning to love himself.

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About the author: Arion

 

Arion is the Executive Producer of JOY 94.9's The Informer Daily, a national current affairs program. He enjoys storytelling, a good book and hanging out with his dogs.

 

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