A Brief History of Bottoming
Here's how being a gay bottom went from a simple preference during anal sex to a whole new set of cultural signifiers (Lana Del Rey included).
Grindr Users Talk Highs and Lows After 10 Years of the App
We asked a few men how the much loved and loathed app has changed gay life for better and worse.
What It's Like To Use Dating Apps As a Plus-Size Gay Man
The gay community IRL has a serious body shaming problem. But on dating apps, the discrimination is taken to new levels.
With thousands of followers, extravagant lifestyles and nonstop gym selfies, Instagays are easy to envy. But their rise marks a gay cultural shift, prompting big questions about what all those innocent snapshots might mean.
RuPaul’s DragCon Is Proof That Drag Queens Will Save Us
The blockbuster convention drew record-breaking attendees and will expand to New York later this year.
Tom of Finland's Art Still Resonates Because It Mixes Pride and Shame
After a biopic about the infamous gay Finnish artist premiered this weekend, a look at why his art still captivates the world.
Devan Shimoyama's Fearless Paintings of the Queer Black Experience
The pieces are a remix of creation stories featuring young, black, gay men.
To Be Real: The Enduring Queer Musical Legacy of ‘Paris is Burning’
Vogue culture has since infiltrated mainstream pop, but this iconic 1990 film stands as a monument to a time before everyone screamed "yas queen".
This New Art Exhibit Chronicles the Progressive Era of Queer Enlightenment
We visit the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art to see a new exhibit celebrating 1970s gay culture and political expression.
What It's Actually Like to DJ at a Bathhouse
"Sometimes someone will get in the DJ booth to ask me if they can suck me off while I'm spinning."
Russian Resurgence Brings Back Another Cold War Icon: the US Navy in Iceland
A resurgent Russian military is putting Iceland back on the map for the US Navy. Iceland hopes they'll put Keflavik back on the map.
Views from Tokyo's Infamous Gay Micro-Bar District
Shinjuku 2 Chome is like a gay bar buffet. The Tokyo district is said to have the highest concentration of gay bars in the world, each with its own theme (such as BDSM or J-Pop), and each with less than a 12-person capacity.