Saying ‘Pause’ Isn’t a Joke, It’s Gay-Bashing

It’s not harmless banter — it’s immature and offensive

Miguel Machado
LEVEL

--

Photo: Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images

In high school, the talk around the lunchroom table was peppered with some now-questionable phrases.

It was almost impossible to get through a conversation without a chorus of interruptions — “Ayo!” and “Whoa” the usual two — indicating that you’d fucked up. And when…

--

--

Miguel Machado
LEVEL

Miguel is based out of Puerto Rico. When not on an adventure you can find him typing away. https://miguelanthonymachado.wixsite.com/wordsbymiguel