PROFESSIONAL WRESTLER ANTHONY BOWENS: ‘I’M GAY NOW’

Professional wrestler Anthony Bowens came out as gay nearly two years after previously embracing a bisexual identity. Bowens released a YouTube video Tuesday alongside boyfriend Michael Pavano and said he no longer felt comfortable identifying as bisexual because he can only envision himself with a man. “I prefer to be labeled now as gay,” Bowens said. The 28-year-old…

ZACH STAFFORD, FORMERLY OF GRINDR, NOW THE ADVOCATE’S FIRST BLACK EIC

Zach Stafford, former chief content officer of Grindr, has been announced as the incoming editor-in-chief of The Advocate. The move makes Stafford, who was also the editor-in-chief of the Grindr-owned publication Into, the second executive to leave the company in the past few weeks. Both departures follow Grindr president Scott Chen making headlines for statements about his views on marriage…

12 REASONS YOU SHOULD BE SINGLE…

You grow more in the off season Sexual interests change You need to find your life mission Experimentation is the elixir of life Expand your sex skills If you’ve been hurt, you need time – more than you think If you hurt him, take even more time If you’re in a transitional period, try being…

MILAN CHRISTOPHER GETS PrED’d AF!

Rapper and Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star Milan Christopher has teamed up with the Los Angeles LGBT Center to spread the message that gay and bi men of color deserve great (and safer) sex. “In communities of color, there is so much stigma around sex, being gay, and HIV that people are scared to even talk…

A NEW MOVEMENT FOR NATIONAL TRANSGENDER HIV TESTING DAY

Today is National HIV Transgender HIV Awareness Day and Achim Howard is at the forefront of the transgender HIV activism. Howard, the Washington, D.C.-based founder of the social activist group Trans Men Rising, is an advocate for black transgender men living with HIV. As a sexual assault survivor, Howard also identifies with the #MeToo movement, though he faces…

HIGH COURT STRIKES DOWN TRINIDAD & TOBAGO SODOMY LAW

A judge of the High Court of Trinidad and Tobago has struck down the Caribbean nation’s antisodomy laws. Judge Devindra Rampersad ruled today that Sections 13 and 16 of the Sexual Offenses Act are unconstitutional as applied to consensual acts between adults, reports LGBT rights group OutRight Action International. The ruling stands to decriminalize homosexuality in the…

GAY COUPLE HOLDING HANDS ATTACKED AFTER MIAMI BEACH PRIDE

A gay couple holding hands were attacked after Miami Beach Pride. The pair were assaulted by four young men Sunday at 7:40 p.m., reports the Miami Herald. The attack, caught on video, occurred near the intersection of Ocean Drive and Sixth Street in the Florida city. The men began punching the couple after they left a public…

16 SIGNS YOUR GAY RELATIONSHIP IS OVER…

Gay relationships are a different ballgame than straight ones. We live in an oversexed culture. We play by different rules. You will see that cheating is not on this list — I do not see it as a terminal sign. If my guy gets drunk and bangs someone in the back of a club, I…

COURT RULES GAY MOVE THE WOULD CAN RETURN TO THEATERS

The South African high court ruling has overturned the Film and Publication Board’s decision restricting screenings of the drama The Wound, Variety reports. The Sundance movie, which was short-listed for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars, had its South African release cut short after the board gave it an adult rating for its LGBT content and barred…

SEXUAL OBJECTIFICATION OF BLACK MEN, FROM MAPPLETHORPE TO CALVIN KLEIN

In our current moment there has been considerable debate around what is frequently referred to as “sexual racism,” a term that reacts to the romantic and erotic rejection of men of color by white gay men. These discussions describe, often in detail, the various forms of emotional injury in the digital realm of dating and…