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    Stop Comparing Yourself To Others On Social Media

    Don’t be fooled by all the happy posts you see on social media and definitely don’t start comparing yourself or your life to someone else’s. We’re human, and we all experience some form of discomfort at some point in our lives. Life is not always candy and roses, and...
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    How Gay Males’ Sexual Journey Are Ending Too Soon

    All of this is the real reason why gay media constantly makes many feel like life is over by age 30. It's partly physical looks by the substance abuse, but it is also a mental and emotional wearing down due to sexual boredom....
  • Can you find a love relationship on Facebook

    Have you ever known anyone who fell in love and had a successful relationship due to Facebook? I know, "what'? Think about it, is Facebook that much different than sites like, 'Manhunt' and 'Grindr'?...
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    Understanding Writer’s Block Is A Process!

    I never imagined posting about writer’s block and my experience over the last five months has created interest and such a buzz. After posting my Instagram post, I’ve had several people asking me how I overcame my writer’s block. “Breaking through writer’s block is like thinking out of the...
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    Why Fake Friendships Are Ruining You

    Wow, someone has been reading my mind. Last year, I used to hang out with a lot of people but slowly started to distance myself from a lot of them. It’s not because they weren’t fun or nice, it’s because they were ambivalent friendships. I found that I was...
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    Ron Amato: Gay In Trumpland – Gay Oppression Under Trump

    As we approach the mid-term elections, I am fearful.  Out of curiosity, I reviewed The New Times polling in real-time: 2018 Midterm Election results and I was left speechless. The race is tighter than ever and will require all to get out and vote. As an African-American openly gay man,...
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    Drama Queenz, The First Gay Black Web Series Celebrates Ten Years

    The pioneering hit comedy web series Drama Queenz turns 10 years old this month. This acclaimed web series is about three friends and roommates dealing with life, love, and auditioning in New York City. Each webisode focuses on Jeremiah, a dreamer with ridiculously poor audition luck, Davis, a perfectionist...
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    Lauren Foster: Be Beautiful, Be Bold, Be You

    Lover of life Lauren Foster turns 60 this year and reaches yet another milestone. In the 80s Foster was the first trans model to be featured in VOGUE/Mexico during a time when being trans was kept quiet. This year she is being recognized by Variety Magazine at their annual...
  • The Grid: Lessons from the Men of Grindr

    If you have ever dated, doing the online thing or not, you will be able to relate to the stories of Lex, Esq. in his recently self-published book The Grid: Lessons from the Men of Grindr. In it Lex has identified three early and impactful relationships from which he...
  • Cannabis, Buck Angel, LGBTQ, Men's Health

    Cannabis and LGBTQ Activist Buck Angel: Let’s Talk Cannabis

    Corey Wesley, Kinkster MAG founder, came across an intriguing live stream by Buck Angel. In it Angel was discussing cannabis. Wesley sat for the duration of the live stream and found that the questions really touched upon activist work in the community around cannabis and that there were lots...
  • Russian Artist Alexander Abromov Transforms from Twink to Muscle Daddy

    Russian artist and producer Alexander Abromov (better known as Abromov Lex) bares all in “Uncovered,” a coming of age story about a man who isn’t afraid to speak his truth, follow through with his vision and be exposed, body and soul. His current looks didn’t come easy. “I grew...
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    Autobiographical Dance Film By Daniel Robinson

    The artistic and creative beauty you can find on the internet can be breathtaking and metastasizing. While browsing through YouTube, I discovered a captivating dance performance paired with gorgeous scenery. Björk – Jóga, the Howie B Main Mix creates an enchanting environment that will leave you speechless. I was...
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    RuPaul, Transwomen & Pop Culture

    Dear Jade, I know you are not a fan of RuPaul or Drag Race, but I was curious what you thought about the controversy of his comments about transsexuals in the competition for the show? Many are calling the comments out and insensitive. Ru issued an apology for those...
  • Gay Sons and Mothers Founder Interviews Corey Wesley

    Gay Sons and Mothers emerged out of my fascination with the emotional bond between so many gay men and their moms. Well, first there was me and my own mother, but over time my interest grew because of my work as a psychotherapist with gay male clients, who so...
  • Sexual Harassment, Gay Issues

    Me Too, Dealing with the Difficulties of Sexual Harassment

    Sexual harassment is a hot topic today. It’s something I’ve been hearing and reading about for the last several weeks. However, when it happened to me, I began to understand what it means to be in shock, feel embarrassed, and ashamed, and to beat yourself up for someone else’s...
  • Michael Lucas Entertainment, Adult Films

    Exclusive Interview with Michael Lucas

    Michael Lucas has reached a new milestone, 20 years in the adult industry. The Russian–Israeli-American Lucas is a gay pornographic film actor, director, activist, writer and the founder/CEO of Lucas Entertainment, New York City’s largest gay-adult-film company. He has been a columnist for The Advocate, Huffington Post and Pink...
  • #doyouevenunicorn Made Us Unicorn Believers

    Do you believe in unicorns? If not, well it’s time to start. We were not believers until we found our very own real-life unicorn, and let me tell you this unicorn is not what you see in children’s books. @doyouevenunicorn on Instagram is charming and has the body that...
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    What Is Your Orgasm Face?

    Our orgasm face is something we either are embarrassed by or struggle to hide during a climax, an intense moment. It can also be a moment when two people connect. Our facial expressions can tell the full story; a story filled with the truth whether or not sex was...
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    Eva Mueller: The Journey to 1 Portrait A Day for 365 Days

    It takes a terrific artist to commit to a long-term project. Bavarian born and bred Eva Mueller is one such terrific artist. For one of her projects this year she decided to undertake a journey of photographing one portrait per day for the entire year, all 365 days. She...
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    ‘Wig Out’ Reading Captivates and Uplifts

    NYC has so much to offer, and if you love the arts, this is the perfect place to lose yourself and escape into the tales of storytelling. Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to see a dear friend of mine Cece Suazo, an acclaimed New York actress. Cece...
  • Filmmaker Jake Wilson Breaks the Rules with His Latest Lip-Synch Parody

    You never know what you’ll find or see when browsing the internet. Social media offers so much, and the fun part is discovering all the creative individuals in the world willing to share their talents with the rest of the world. Jake Wilson is one of those creative artists....
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    Ron Amato On the Release of his Photo Book ‘The Box’

    For the second year in a row, Ron Amato, respected New York photographer and professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) was named in the Advocate‘s annual Best in Photography issue. He was celebrated for his photography series The Box, a multi-year project now being produced by esteemed...
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    Facebook: Death by Algorithm: The Real Big Brother

    I can remember the first time I saw the film “1984”. I had not read the book and honestly, the only thing I knew about the project was that the Eurythmics did the soundtrack. I had bought it before seeing the film. I immediately fell in love with Annie...
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    Your Emails Are Killing You

    A couple of weeks ago, I caught an episode of The Dr. Oz Show, and the topic was so compelling, I stopped what I was doing to watch. They were discussing emails and how we check our emails 20 to 100 times a day and how it’s affecting our...
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