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If You’ve Got It, Flavnt It

Put your money where you mission statement is. That’s the philosophy driving Flavnt Streetwear, the LGBTQ-owned Austin, TX design company that gives back gorgeously to the gay...

OUTFEST LA – International Shorts Collection: Fellas that Were in the Mood

Desire comes in many forms, as showcased in these erotic cinematic visions where passion and pleasure thrive. From unknown waters brimming with beautiful men to the hidden rooms...

OUTFEST LA – Baloney

Baloney — San Francisco’s beloved gay All-Male Revue — has delighted audiences in recent years with live performances that lovingly investigate the larger milieu of gay and...

OUTFEST LA – Boy Meets Boy

After 48 hours of non-stop partying in Berlin, handsome Brit Harry meets Johannes on the dance floor. With not much time to go before Harry’s flight back to the UK, Johannes...

Leather, Lust & Legacy: The Photography of Stanley Stellar

Equality = struggle. In order to fit in, at first you must stand out. This is the oxymoron of queer existence, and it is depicted brilliantly and boldly in the works of Stanley...

Gaaays in Spaaace – LGBTQ No Longer Lost in Space

There was only one thing that would get me out of school early when I was growing up. Like clockwork, I knew that by mid-morning the school nurse would come in and take me out of...

What’s in Your Gym Bag?

A properly stocked bag can mean the difference between leaving the gym looking run down or fresh and ready to take on the world. A quick glance at anyone’s gym bag might include...

Pose’s Michaela Jae Has Something to Say

Michaela Jae (“MJ”) Rodriguez has earned a place in our hearts and in television history with her portrayal of Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista in FX’s Pose, featuring...

Blu Del Barrio is Discovering the Future

Blu Del Barrio’s journey to the Star Trek universe took them around the globe first. Of Argentinian heritage, raised in Southern California, studying in London, and filming in...

A ‘House’ Divided: Reacting to the ‘Gucci’ Trailer

The new trailer for House of Gucci just slinked its way onto the internet and… wow. Allow us to take a big gay breath before deconstructing it, beat by delicious beat. Get ready...

A Step Ahead: The Vanguard Vision of Alvin Ailey

Movement provides us both a declaration and an escape. We revel in the power of our muscles, the extension of our upper limbs and the grounded nature of our feet upon the earth....

A Force of Nature: The Photography of David Uzochukwu

Are humans adrift in a cosmic ocean of amniotic alienation, or are we rooted in civilization, evolution and interconnection? These are the provocative questions posed in David...

What’s in a Name? Trans Woman Celebrates Transition with Church Ceremony

Heteros think they own God. Like she’s perched up in heaven as the ultimate Karen, looking down at queer people and threatening to call the manager… before realizing that...

Prince Johnny Excavates the Absurdity of Sex

On a basic level, intercourse is weird. Two people (or more, if it’s a party) decide to mash their nether regions together until everyone is sticky, sweaty and ashamed (if...

For Love of the Game: Gay Rugby Player Wins Asylum Bid

What is an acceptable level of terror? This isn’t just a macabre hypothetical question; it is an issue at the heart of Kenneth Macharia’s case. He is the openly gay rugby...

Guns, Garments & Gays: Defending a Queer Alpaca Commune

Bigots are ridiculous. If you give them the shirt off your back, they’ll tear it up unless it’s white and straight, gaht dammit! Lest you think we’re being hyperbolic,...

The Great Outdoors 2021 – National Parks 

As we emerge from our apartments and houses and step out of our quarantine bubbles and pods there is no better time to pack the car and head out for a bit of R&R with Mother...

Exhibit Gay: Welcome to the American LGBTQ+ Museum

Look back in anger. That’s how many of us in the queer community regard the past. We have been marginalized, institutionalized and even exterminated in certain eras and regimes...

Transgender Teen Escapes Abuse, Discovers Multi-Million Dollar Art Career

It’s no coincidence that the word paint begins with pain. Expression is laborious; we contort our muscles, skin and appendages to externalize the turbulence roiling in our...

Gavin Creel’s Broadway Appeal

On the eve of his 45th birthday, Gavin Creel has reached an enviable place among Broadway luminaries with a string of leading roles on both sides of the Pond in musicals as...

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