Utah Gay Marriage Rally
LifestylePolitics

Gay Marriage: What Now?

As I was sitting outside with my friend Aaron (who is also gay), my phone buzzed in my pocket. Slightly tiffed that I had to interrupt my tanning session to respond to a text, I pulled it out of the pocket of my shorts to see who had messaged me. …

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Travel

Washington DC, A New Gay Capital

When we think of the great American gay cities, more often than not our minds jump to New York, LA, and San Francisco. I had never before considered DC a major gay city until my friends who lived there told me I had it all wrong. Alumni from Georgetown and …

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Greek Row
Lifestyle

12 Lessons and Benefits of Growing Up Gay in the South

As I was writing this post, one of my best friends sent me this text: While this post is similar to the perks of being a GB, this is particular to the boys like me who grew up in the South. I was there for fifteen years from age 3-18. Here …

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Alex van der Hoek
Lifestyle

Gay Men are Dangerous

“Watch your drinks. Don’t let anyone make you anything.” “Get ready to have orgies everyday.” “You’re going to come back covered in STDs.” This is what they told me before I left for my trip to the BVI, which I’m sure you’re tired of hearing about. My friends and family …

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Fitness

Boys and Body Image

An article came out last week revealing dramatically high rates of steroid use by gay and bisexual teen boys. With an average age of sixteen, the sample included 17,250 teenage boys, 635 of whom were gay or bisexual. An astounding 21 percent of gay and bisexual teens had tried steroids …

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Young Alex van der Hoek Vogue Pose
Lifestyle

“Where’s your girlfriend?”: Kids’ Innocence and the Taboo of Sexual Identity

I love hanging out with kids. They don’t talk about their insurance plan, they don’t talk about how lovely the weather is today, and they don’t care about how you voted in the most recent election. I’m lucky enough to live in a neighborhood with kids and when my days …

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Gay Web Series Hunting Season
Entertainment

Gay Webseries

I know that I’m behind with a lot of these, but in case you weren’t aware like I was, here are some gay-themed web series for your viewing pleasure. The Outs This webseries follows three friends, two ex-boyfriends and their female friend in between. I’m not a huge fan of …

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Valentine's Road Larry King
Entertainment

HBO Documentary: “Valentine Road”

HBO’s “Valentine Road” documents the aftermath of the Larry King murder in Oxnard, California by fellow classmate Brandon McInerney. According to the film, two weeks prior to King’s death he began wearing make-up and dressing like a girl and after asking Brandon to be his Valentine in front of all …

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Keep Weho Gay No more Bachelorette Parties
Lifestyle

“Keep Weho Gay”: Discriminating or Protecting a Subculture

It happens with almost every subculture. That moment when the mainstream gets a taste of it and it gets swept away by hegemonic forces. The cultural artifacts that once exclusively belonged to an underground group of people becomes appropriated for a larger audience. It happened with Voguing when Madonna released …

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Brick Crossfit Abs Workout Pic
Fitness

Brick Crossfit

Home workouts aren’t for everyone. It takes a lot of self-motivation and drive to commit to completing a work-out. Many also hate going to gyms because they have no idea what to do. They hop on a couple machines, do a few reps and they’re off with no idea if …

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