16 SIGNS YOUR RELATIONSHIP IS OVER

Not to start on a downer, but when you are dying, you will not remember the hours at the office or the many shoes you bought. You will remember the relationships — good, bad, and ugly — that sparked through your life. They are the most frustrating part of living, and they are absolutely what…

OPRAH, MOONLIGHT’S TARELL McCRANEY HAVE CREATED SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL

Many things come to mind when watching OWN’s new drama, David Makes Man. It’s evident the show is a natural evolution for its creator, out Moonlight writer Tarell Alvin McCraney and executive producer Oprah Winfrey; two iconoclasts behind numerous unflinching narratives of Black life. The other point that resonates with this terrific show is how much TV has…

WHY THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY TURNED A HUMAN RIGHT INTO A HOLIDAY

It’s another year. It’s time again to slice and dice what it means to celebrate Pride. LGBTQ elders might shame younger folks for not knowing how good they have it, while independent queers might shame corporate ones for poisoning our culture. Ultimately, everyone will struggle to discuss what Pride should be. But no matter how…

WHEN I THINK ABOUT PULSE, I THINK ABOUT NUMBERS

Three years have passed since the June 12, 2016, attack on Pulse Nightclub. We have made it 1,096 days since that morning, and yet the memory still stings like an infected wound. I’ve thought about the attack every single day since that morning, reflecting on it at least 1,096 times since day one. Immediately after…

THE LIFE OF GAY TEEN NIGEL SHELBY CELEBRATED WITH RAINBOW CASKET

Gay Alabama teenager Nigel Shelby was laid to rest over the weekend with a celebration led by family and friends.  Attendees wore rainbow-themed clothing to the 15-year-old’s funeral at a Huntsville cemetery and services were held at the Rock Family Worship Center, according to Aazios.  A rainbow-colored casket adorned with butterflies and pictures of Shelby was…

PROFESSIONAL WRESTLER ANTHONY BOWENS: ‘I’M GAY NOW’

Professional wrestler Anthony Bowens came out as gay nearly two years after previously embracing a bisexual identity. Bowens released a YouTube video Tuesday alongside boyfriend Michael Pavano and said he no longer felt comfortable identifying as bisexual because he can only envision himself with a man. “I prefer to be labeled now as gay,” Bowens said. The 28-year-old…

ZACH STAFFORD, FORMERLY OF GRINDR, NOW THE ADVOCATE’S FIRST BLACK EIC

Zach Stafford, former chief content officer of Grindr, has been announced as the incoming editor-in-chief of The Advocate. The move makes Stafford, who was also the editor-in-chief of the Grindr-owned publication Into, the second executive to leave the company in the past few weeks. Both departures follow Grindr president Scott Chen making headlines for statements about his views on marriage…

12 REASONS YOU SHOULD BE SINGLE…

You grow more in the off season Sexual interests change You need to find your life mission Experimentation is the elixir of life Expand your sex skills If you’ve been hurt, you need time – more than you think If you hurt him, take even more time If you’re in a transitional period, try being…

MILAN CHRISTOPHER GETS PrED’d AF!

Rapper and Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star Milan Christopher has teamed up with the Los Angeles LGBT Center to spread the message that gay and bi men of color deserve great (and safer) sex. “In communities of color, there is so much stigma around sex, being gay, and HIV that people are scared to even talk…