PERMISSION TO BE REAL IN THE COMMUNITY

When we present ourselves to the community without a mask and keep it real, we offer the same opportunity for others to do the same. Most of us are familiar with the idea of keeping it real and have an intuitive sense about what that means. People who keep it real don’t hide behind a…

THAT SUMMER BOD…

You had the best plans. You had it all written out in a notebook – all the workouts you would get done this week. And then there was the night you had to stay late at work, that morning you got delayed. So maybe you decided that next time you would stay an extra hour…

LAITH ASHLEY BECOMES FIRST TRANS MODEL TO JOIN DRAG RACE PIT CREW

Laith Ashley has become the first trans male model to join the RuPaul’s Drag Race pit crew. The 28-year-old model is starring on the latest episode of season 10, titled Breastworld. In the mini-challenge, the queens play a bootylicious game of Pants Down Bottoms Up. It’s a pairs challenge that is guaranteed to get audiences…

RELATIONSHIPS: BAD TIMING ¿OR? NOT MEANT TO BE…

People always come up with reasons why a relationship or love fails. People want there to be something beyond their control, which they can complain about with their friends over cocktails, as to why their big love just fizzled out in the end. People want the romantic story, the drama of it all, the tortured…

INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA, BIPHOBIA & TRANSPHOBIA

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOTB) was thought up in 2004 by Louis-Georges Tin of France and it was first celebrated the following year. May 17 was chosen as the date because it marked the anniversary of when the World Health Organization declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1990. The day originally…

SEX: ¿WHAT IS IT TO YOU?

We each have our own experiences and definitions of what sex is, and that’s okay. What’s not okay is when society makes many queer folks feel they are invalid for enjoying what turns them on.  So what is sex for you? What are the things you cannot go without? What are the things that are huge turn…

BISEXUAL ASYLUM SEEKER SAYS UK SYSTEM IS DRIVING HIM TO SUICIDE

An asylum seeker and his mother has said the British immigration system has driven him to consider thoughts of suicide. Orashia Edwards, originally from Jamaica, is in limbo. His case will be reviewed in 2020. This is just one story of the Rainbow Rush, showing the ineptitude and ignorance of the UK Home Office when dealing with LGBTI asylum seekers….

¿THINKING ABOUT OPENING UP YOUR RELATIONSHIP? HERE ARE 5 THINGS TO CONSIDER

Open relationships, “don’t ask don’t tell” policies, or inviting a third into the bedroom to spice things up are not uncommon in same-sex partnerships. These things, while still considered taboo in much of the straight world, can really help a couple thrive without feeling they’re being forced into boxes that aren’t representative of who they are.  That…

IMMERSIVE PROJECT ABOUT HIV COMES TO NYC

This month, New York City will be home to one of the most groundbreaking immersive theater pieces about HIV.  As Much As I Can is the community project of ViiV Healthcare’s ACCELERATE! Initiative, a four-year, $10 million, collaborative health-impact initiative to outreach, educate, and support the well-being of those living with HIV. After a successful run in…

JUS’ E-MAIL ME: TOO GOOD LOOKING TO DATE

I have a weird issue. So, I’m really handsome, like, objectively, classically handsome. This isn’t me bragging, it’s just the facts. Everybody has been telling me this forever, and I believe them. And that means I meet a lot of men who are interested in me. But I can’t seem to hold onto any of…

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: SEASON 10, EPISODE 8 – “THE UNAUTHORIZED RUSICAL”

After one of the weaker episodes of the season last week, this week’s RuPaul’s Drag Race delivers a knockout. A spectacular runway was preceded by a hilarious mini-challenge and a Rusical fit for a Kween. The episode featured some great moments with the queens bonding and an excellent lip sync that ended the episode on a high note. What…