The Lens

Wake Up to a Gay Dream Team on Xmas Morning

Here’s the T: Christmas is queer. The holiday season is full of singing, obligations, and an aging bear dressed all in red. Can it get any gayer? Hell yup, says Netflix. Their...

Empower State of Mind: Inside the NYC Queer Scene

In the darkest days of the past year, community has felt like nothing but a brilliant memory. Gathering and cavorting until all hours of the intoxicating night was a hallmark of...

Romance Is In – Take It from Grindr

Tragedy breeds ingenuity. Since the advent of HIV/AIDS, the queer community has led the world in sexual education, transparency and responsibility. Condoms factored into our...

Still Mighty After All These Years

The year is 1993. Queer and questioning individuals are subjected to barbaric indoctrination that takes the form of ridicule, harassment and mental abuse, all in the name of...

Rainbow Lifeguard Tower Burned Down to Nothing

The one and only rainbow painted lifeguard tower was burnt to the ground in Long Beach, California last night. Painted by lifeguards during Pride month last year, the tower...

Thirsty for Justice: Christopher Meloni

You heard it here first: sixty is the new sexy. Christopher Meloni is about to hit the big 6-0, and we are OMG’ing about it. His landmark birthday occurs one day after the...

Boy Band Beauty Battles Bullies

Duncan James is fearless. He has fended off millions of adoring fans, he has overcome homophobia on an epic scale, and he even vanquished a gallon of milk as it cascaded down his...

A Little Bit of Love

It’s the grand finale of another gag-worthy season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK!  The top four finalists – Tayce, Lawrence Chaney, Ellie Diamond, and Bimini Bon-Boulash...

This Is 50? Happy Birthday, Terry Miller!

Forgive us for being blunt, but ageism is wildly idiotic. When someone judges an older person or discriminates against them, it’s like they have no concept of time and its...

Unleashed LGBTQ Makes Its Debut

With more promised vaccines on the way, we can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Pride festivals are starting to prepare for a return with optimistic announcements...

Lights, Camera, Man-on-Man Action w/ Harry Styles

Love defies convention. When two people become soulmates, no amount of public shame can extinguish their passion. That said: gay romance has been forbidden for the vast majority...

Beauty Is SKYN Deep

At the risk of sounding totally 90s: condoms are sexy. Although many of us in the LGBTQ’mmunity have benefitted from the protection of antiretroviral and pre-exposure...