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Man Strips Down, Gets Real About His Life as Gay and Disabled

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As part of a series by Style Like U, writer Ryan O’Connell got intimate about his life as a gay man with cerebral palsy…all while stripping down to only his underwear.

The series is called “What’s Underneath,” and features individuals removing their clothes to honor that “style is not the clothes you wear,” but knowing who you are.

Watch O’Connell as he removes his clothes and talks style, self-acceptance, addiction and how he won’t rest until there’s a gay disabled character on television.

Originally published: December 27, 2015
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