The Lens

Color Us Impressed: Painting the Town Proud in Chicago

Riddle me this: what do you get when you combine all the colors of the rainbow? Answer: much love. The hues of the ubiquitous Pride flag represent the spectrum of light. Each...

From Los Angeles to Cairo to The History Channel, Nicholas Brown Makes Archeology Sexy

If you have been watching the History Channel over the years, you may have noticed a fresh crop of historians, scientists, and archeologists keeping things exciting. The History...

Fire Island’s Vintage Pride of Days Gone By

Without history, we are doomed to drift. The past is an anchor to our heritage and our humanity. No matter how much we evolve beyond the transgressions of our foremothers and...

Pieces of Passion: The Art of Aaron Moth

A flicker of moonlight. The glimpse of flesh. We assemble these fractured images to stitch together our perception of a sensual rendezvous. It is not the perfect, sterilized...

Save Our Safe Spaces: The Boulevard in Pasadena

Milestones define us. Your first kiss, first crush, first… y’know – they all add up to the person you are. And one pivotal chapter in every LGBTQ+ individual’s life...

Yes I Am – The Ric Weiland Story

Shows like FX’s Pose and HBO’s It’s A Sin have brought the stories from the AIDS epidemic era to a new generation.  The dramatization of that time has inspired new...

Talk Healthy to Me: Porn Star Becomes Therapist

Nothing is more attractive than compassion. We all have our faults, but when we see beyond them, we can truly connect with the flawed yet fabulous individual within. Therapy is a...

Projecting Pride: Redditor Exhibits a Rainbow of Creativity

Symbols are only as meaningful as the sentiment behind them. For example, it makes no sense to jab a peace sign into someone’s face, unless you’re trying to be ironically...

Intolerance Crumbles: Homophobes Cancel Cookie Orders, Only To Help Texas Bakery Sell Out

There is a sacred subset of phenomena that nobody, emphasis NOBODY, can besmirch. Puppies, hugs, cookies – these gifts from homo heaven are universally beloved… and yet, a...

Explore a Pastel Paradise with Gray Malin

We experience emotions in vibrant Technicolor. Sensuality feels like a gritty flood of scarlet imagery, serenity is often a calming azure hue, and anger clouds our consciousness...

TV Made Us Gay: Starsky & Hutch Edition

For better or worse, television raised us. Afterschool specials introduced us to love, sex and pill-popping; family sitcoms made us feel loved no matter how queer we might have...

Key Change: The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Returns

We have mourned enough in the past 14 months to last a thousand lifetimes. Loved ones lost still waltz through our souls, forgotten melodies come roaring back into our...