Social Issues

  • Jussie Smollett

    Let’s Take a Stand Against Discrimination

    As an African American in this country, I’m not naive when it comes to racism or discrimination. However, when you’re a black, gay man, homophobic attacks and slurs are added to the long list of discrimination we face. It is sad and frustrating to know that we still live...
  • Rob Smith, Author, Journalist, Veteran

    Rob Smith Discusses ‘Confessions of a Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Soldier’

    Of the belief that the military would be a way of finding a better life from his small town in Akron, Ohio, Rob Smith enlisted in the military. At 17 and fresh off the bus he survived the notoriously brutal Infantry Basic Training. He served for five years in...
  • Mike Ruiz, Kinkster MAG, HeartThrobs and Hounds, Calendar, Animal Rescue, Fur Friends in Need, Lio's Promise Animal Rescue

    Mike Ruiz Chats about New HeartThrobs and Hounds 2018 Calendar

    Being philanthropic is often based on your personal experiences. Celebrity photographer Mike Ruiz has been so moved over the past five years that he released the latest edition of one of his philanthropic endeavors “HeartThrobs and Hounds” 2018 Calendar. Thirteen stunning photographs of beautiful, hunky men with adorable hounds...
  • Eva Mueller

    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...
  • A photo of The Misunderstood Social Worker wearing a white t-shirt with black text, black & handsome!

    The Misunderstood Social Worker Will No Longer Be Misunderstood

    Celebrity this, celebrity that is what we see feeding our news feeds but when you look closely you’ll see that the real stars are the individuals using Facebook Live or Instagram to spread positivity. It’s a shame, the soldiers fighting for change remain overshadowed by the sensationalism within mass media....
  • Gay Relationship Advice, Gay Men, Gay Friendships

    When A Friend Hides a Secret From You

    Secrets and lies are a common practice in our society, just look at our current Administration. Don’t worry, discussing the current political climate is not the point of my article. Secrets and lies among friends are what this article addresses. Recently, a close business associate of mine from Aviance...
  • Kinkster NYC, Trump, Imm

    Kinkster MAG Founder, “We Will Continue to Be Inclusive & Welcome All”

    Dear Kinkster Brands NYC Family, As a culturally conscience website and online publication for gay men and our LGBTQ allies, and as the Founder, I cannot ignore what’s happening around me. A loyal reader suggested that we were too silent about immigration. I am happy to contribute to the...
  • Social Media, Social Issues, Trump Administration

    Trump’s Administration Is Changing How We Use Social Media

    Food for thought: Fake news can have ‘real world consequences.’ We’re all guilty. I am among those who’ve posted information that is not true because we did not do our due diligence and fact check the information before we posted it. I agree, our Facebook pages were not meant...
  • President Trump, Equality, America, Women's March

    United We Stand, Divided We Fall

    All day today, I’ve had to keep reminding my Facebook friends that I am NOT here to debate. We each believe what we want. Personally, I hate politics because it seems to build walls, brew up negative emotions, and has no real resolution. I love everyone, but we are...
  • Jack'd, DeRay Mckesson, Social Issues

    Jack’d, Endorses #BlackLivesMatter Activist DeRay Mckesson

    Jack’d is announcing its support of DeRay Mckesson, a prominent #BlackLivesMatter activist who is openly gay, in his bid for Baltimore Mayor. As part of the app’s “Change the Game” initiative, focused on facilitating conversations about LGBTQ progress and inclusion, Jack’d is pledging the maximum campaign contribution allowed, $6000.00,...
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    How Texting Is Affecting Our Communication Skills

    When you text a person, you’re not talking to that person, you’re talking to their phone. Is it possible for a friendship or relationship to begin and grow without face-to-face, direct communication or by picking up the phone and having a personal conversation? When you think of communication the...
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