"Why is queer sexuality censored and policed but images for a cis male gaze of sexualized women are not?"
Mykki Blanco's "Loner" video was removed from YouTube on Friday (Dec. 2) for failing to meet the site's "community guidelines," following its release last week. Now the video is back online following an outcry from Blanco and his fans, accusing YouTube of censoring the piece out of "homophobia."
According to Blanco, who posted a screen shot of the "image in question," YouTube took down the video because it shows a man's "bulge."
As Blanco and others were quick to point out, there are many videos on YouTube that show just as much or more explicit material but are acceptable because they align with heterosexual standards of sexuality.