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Rob Waltman tried to tell his partner, Peter Dovak, he looked fine. Peter Dovak. Photo: Peter Dovak via Rob Waltman. But eventually Waltman gave in, and Dovak went to California to get his first injection in early Four years ago, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons witnessed a disturbing and deadly trend among those within the trans community: many were injecting silicone into their bodies to achieve the perfect curvy look. And now, the gay community is calling for more visibility on the practice now that two internet-famous gainers within the last year — including Dovak — are dead. Among trans women, silicone injections are a well known way to achieve the ultimate body: curvy butt, thick thighs or larger breasts.
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Editor's note: "Amelia" is a pseudonym chosen by the author in order to keep her family's identity anonymous. I wrote an essay about my oldest son and his love of a popular gay television character, Glee 's Blaine, and how this crush led to him telling me he wanted to kiss boys, not girls. I naively posted it to a blog , thinking some fans of the show might think it was cute. Within 24 hours it had been reposted and "liked" over 30, times on the blog's website.