JUST THE TIPS ON IMPROVING SEXUAL HEALTH & FITNESS

A study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that intense exercise was associated with decreased libido in men. That’s right: all those hours of lifting, pumping, and squatting in the gym may actually be ruining your sex life. (Unless, of course, the gym doubles as your sex life, in which case, good…

RUBBY CHANNELS DOMINICAN MASCULINITY & FEMININITY IN ‘CONFIESA’

Following his breakout lead single, “Know Me,” rising singer Rubby returns this month with “Confiesa,” which dives deeper into the nuances of his queer Dominican identity. The song title, a direct translation to “Confession,” is “both an invitation and a request to someone across the dance floor to indulge in a fantasy, regardless of whether the interaction…

A MOONLIGHT REVOLUTION: THE BLACK QUEER EXPERIENCE COMES OF AGE IN AMERICA

How many young actors, let alone young black actors, would choose a gay movie as their first real introduction to the world? Regardless of one’s orientation, Hollywood, for all its left-leaning bloviation, is still homophobic — and pretty racist. Once upon a time, not so long ago, playing gay was a shortcut to either obscurity or an…

CAN GAY BE ‘NORMALIZED’?

As the world grapples with the reality of President-elect Donald Trump, the poignant messages within Jordan Seavey’s Homos, Or Everyone in America have only become timelier. Broaching the normalization of gay narratives as a topic for discussion, the plot cleverly deploys familiar tropes from the heteronormative romantic comedy genre. The play, presented in a non-linear fashion, focuses…

INSECURE ASKS, ‘WHY CAN’T BLACK MEN EXPLORE THEIR SEXUALITY WITHOUT BEING LABELED?’

“Why can’t black men explore their sexuality without being labeled as gay, or bi, or whatever?” I hope you’re watching HBO’s Insecure. If not, get your life. It’s like Girls but actually funny. And set in L.A. And black. Based partially on Issa Rae’s acclaimed web series Awkward Black Girl, Insecure offers a dynamic representation of young black womanhood not seen…

ELIZABETH TAYLOR HAD AN ILLEGAL UNDERGROUND DRUG NETWORK FOR AIDS PATIENTS

Actress, legend, humanitarian and Burton-Burton Dame Elizabeth Taylor was an early and important advocate in the fight against HIV/AIDS. She lobbied a cruelly indifferent administration to take action; when it didn’t, she co-founded amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research; and she stood publicly by longtime friend Rock Hudson during his battle with the disease. But that wasn’t all…

OUT 100 2K15 COVER REVEALED: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

Ally. Hero. Icon. The 44th President of the United States is our Ally of the Year—a president who came to office on a wave of euphoria, appeared to lose momentum halfway through, and has since rallied, helping us secure marriage equality, among other landmark initiatives that are transforming our place in America. This is the…

THE 12 WORST TYPES OF GAY MEN (ACCORDING TO MICHAEL MUSTO)

As New York City Gay Pride approaches, we’ll be hearing all sorts of tributes to triumphant members of the LGBT community and the great things they’ve done to shake things up and advance our place in the world. Fine. That’s definitely welcome and deserved and perfectly lovely. Woo-hoo! Congrats to all of those folks—no, really….

OPEN LETTER: GREG LOUGANIS CONGRATULATES TOM DALEY FOR COMING OUT

A mentor to a new generation of athletes, the Olympic legend says it’s ‘time to focus on your diving’ Tom Daley is a brave young man for taking the courageous step to come out today. He already has “rock star” athlete status (and was a ratings star on the reality show Splash! in the UK), but then he decided…