Pool Party West Hollywood
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Pool Party Positivity: Removing Stigma from Status

My friend Larry invited me to a pool party, and naturally I was dying to go. His invite was followed by a call from Bruce, his fiancé (I guess husband now) to tell me a little bit more about the event I had just agreed to go to later that …

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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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Keep Weho Gay No more Bachelorette Parties
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“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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Mother and Son at Here Lounge West Hollywood
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Mothers: The Modern Day Gay Icon

As society becomes more accepting, GBs often don’t have to go past their front doors looking for gay icons. While once they had to turn to the likes of Cher and Madonna for guidance, now all they have to do is call mom. Mothers have been an increasingly influential group …

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Atlanta Nightline
Travel

Gaylanta

Having never been out in Georgia (both socially and sexuality-wise), I made a point of visiting the gay scene during my most recent visit home. It was a great experience getting to call on some of my childhood friends who I then never knew to be gay. To then see …

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The Ghetto Gay Bar in Split Croatia
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The Ghetto in Split

I happen upon an alleyway jam-packed with people. Maybe this is it? I walk by every bar checking the names and finally I make it to the top. Ghetto Bar. The Americans I met in Dubrovnik were right. This doesn’t look like a gay bar at all. There’s no rainbow …

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Ferry to Lokrum Island Dubrovnik Croatia
Travel

Thoughts on a Nude Gay Beach

I just got off the ferry to Lokrum island spending ten dollars of my 14 dollar a day budget to get here. There’s no turning back now. Besides, the gay scene doesn’t really exist here except for this one beach, and I gotta have something for my blog. I totally …

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I Love London
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I Love London

I love London. Always have. With my dad being British, I’ve visited many times. But this was the first time that I paid special attention to the gay scene and this is what I observed. FASHION Overall guys are extremely well dressed. Every guy I saw had a different style …

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