A gay massage video made its way to the Internet in November and has become a viral hit among gay and transgender people.
A gay male patient at a San Diego, California, massage school recently posted a video of himself performing a gay massage on another patient.
The video was posted by the transgender man, who said he was using a male therapist and his partner to do the session.
“I can’t wait to do more with this therapist, to be a better therapist,” the man, known only as “John Doe,” said in the video.
“He’s a very nice person, a very good person.”
The man’s partner, known as “Jody,” said she also performed the same therapy session with Doe.
The man said he performed about 20 gay-male sessions with Jody, and said he felt like he was getting closer to his gender identity.
“When I feel like I’m coming out and coming to my own conclusions about myself, I can’t get over the fact that it’s a good thing that I am able to do it,” he said in a statement to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
“It makes me feel that I’m a person, not a fetish.”
The video made it onto the Internet.
By the end of the month, the man had more than 10,000 views on YouTube, and more than 300,000 on Facebook.
In January, he shared a video with a friend that showed Doe performing a straight-man massage.
In the video, Doe said he had done “an entire session” with the man.
“You have to get out there and do it.
Just go, get out and do this, you can do this.”
After the video made the Internet rounds, people began sending the video to others, who shared it on Facebook and other social media.
The New York Times covered the video as well.
The videos became a topic of discussion among gay people on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere.
“Just imagine what a lot of people are saying about you,” one person wrote in a comment to the New York Post.
“That’s what you should be feeling.
That’s how it should be.
That is what you’re supposed to be feeling, right?”
“I have a gay brother and he’s been through a lot,” another wrote.
“If this was the same person, I’d feel the same way.
You’re just not supposed to do this stuff.
You should have known better.
That makes you sick.”
“We want the same things.
We want to be accepted, and to feel loved and accepted,” Doe said.
“We know you are the person we want to help.”
The gay community has rallied around the man and his video.
It has helped to draw attention to the need for gay and trans health care and a growing recognition that people can be treated with respect and dignity.
The National Center for Transgender Equality issued a statement this week calling the man’s story “one of the most important stories of our time.”
“It is our hope that the message this story sends about our humanity and dignity is something people will come to accept and not be ashamed of,” the statement read.
“There are many who would rather be invisible, hiding in the shadows, than be out in the open and facing our struggles and their challenges.”
The American College of Sports Medicine issued a report last year that highlighted the need to “reassess how medical care is delivered, and the health care systems and communities that serve them.”
It called for a review of the health and safety of transgender people in sports, saying “the vast majority of transgender athletes, students and staff have been protected from physical and sexual violence and harassment.”
The report also said transgender people are often targeted by “intimate partner violence” and “the fear of discrimination and discrimination based on their gender identity.”
A recent report from the Human Rights Campaign said that while transgender people still face harassment and discrimination in workplaces, schools and other settings, “transgender people have also experienced increased access to employment, health care, and public accommodations, and are more likely to be paid on the basis of gender identity and expression than cisgender people.”
The HRC report noted that many of these barriers come at a cost: transgender people often are less likely to receive disability benefits, are less able to receive public housing and access other public services and are often denied access to public accommodations and healthcare for medical conditions.
But advocates say the movement for LGBTQ rights has been building for years and is gaining steam.
“The idea that we’re all the same is a myth,” said Rebecca Sisley, a trans woman who has been active in the trans community for more than 20 years.
“For trans people, the idea that this is all about us is a fiction.”
Sisler is a former trans activist and is now a senior adviser at the Transgender Law Center, which works with trans and gender-nonconforming people.
She said the movement is evolving in ways that were not possible just a