CHANGING THE WAY WE RELATE: MAKING OVER OUR COMMUNITIES

It is dishonest to enter the community with the idea that you are going to change or fix things. A relationship, in the truest sense of the word, means relating to another. Usually when we say that we relate to someone, it is because we’ve found common ground. But part of relating is finding ways…

💪🏽 7 EASY EXERCISES EVERY GAY MAN SHOULD TRY 🤔

Working out isn’t easy, but once you learn how your body works, it can be fun and satisfying. As someone who’s been a gym regular for nearly a decade, I thought I knew everything I needed to know, but I was so wrong. It’s easy to be complacent when working out. While I seemed to maintain my…

GLAAD TV REPORT: LGBTQ+ REPRESENTATION, DRIVEN BY FOUR CREATORS, DIPS

For the first time in years, LGBTQ+ representation on television has fallen. According to GLAAD’s lates Where We Are on TV report, 70 of the 773 series regular characters on 2020 broadcast TV’s scripted prime-time shows could be classified as members of the community (9.1 percent). That’s a dip from last year’s all-time high of 10.2 percent….

HIV: ¿HOW DO WE MOVE OUR HEARTS & MINDS?

HIV ad campaigns, whether encouraging people to get tested, treated, or learn about PrEP presumably want to encourage people to take action, but they rarely capture what actually motivates gay men.   As our community brainstorms how future efforts could better educate gay men, we must draw from past failures and successes in social marketing, and…

🍆 💦 SEX: ¿WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST NO-NOS? 🍑 👅

Just curious, guys, is there anything you won’t do during sex? Is it scat? Eating before sex? Inflicting physical pain? Why do we refuse certain sex acts? Is it because we find it gross, humiliating, degrading, painful, dangerous, or scary? What are your limits in the bedroom? I believe we all have one. What’s your…

ANDRA DAY IS RIVETING AS BI BLUES SINGER BILLIE HOLIDAY IN TIMELY FILM

The life of bisexual blues singer Billie Holiday has been covered in pop culture before. Diana Ross played her in the 1972 film Lady Sings the Blues, and Audra McDonald won a Tony Award for portraying her in the play Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. But Lee Daniels’s The United States vs. Billie Holiday, starring a riveting Andra…

🏳️‍🌈 ¿DOES BEING GAY 🚻 MAKE US MORE ‘MASCULINE?’ 💪🏽

One trait commonly associated with masculinity is the behaviour of seeking other male attention for approval. Think team sports, it’s all about dude-on-dude approval. But gay guys often strive to achieve a similar end, also regularly seeking validation from other men. The tactics may differ, however. Does that make gay men, by definition, hyper-masculine? Perhaps a…

ANOTHER BLACK TRANS WOMAN KILLED IN CHICAGO

A Black transgender woman from Chicago was shot to death earlier this month, marking the second recent murder of a trans woman in the city. Davarea Alexander, 28, who was also known as Tyianna, was one of two individuals who were shot and killed near a railroad line at 817 West 75th Street, police told…