Jeff Leavell

Jeff Leavell is a writer living in Los Angeles and Berlin. He writes about queer culture, politics and nightlife. His book, Accidental Warlocks, is available on amazon.com. You can find him at his website, jeffleavell.com, or on Instagram.

LGBTQ

I’ve Gotten Super into Queer Afterhours Parties in My 50s

In Los Angeles, the afterhours scene is creating some of the most radical queer spaces I’ve ever seen.
Jeff Leavell
5.5.19
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The Heartbreaking Instagram Where People Remember Loved Ones Who Died of AIDS

"Looking at the photos, I felt like the whole world was falling down around me. I had an overwhelming feeling of loss and devastation, and had to go to the bathroom so that no one would see me crying."
Jeff Leavell
10.17.18
LGBTQ

My Search for Meaning After the Death of My Ex-Boyfriend

Though Jon and I were no longer in the same three-way relationship, we still lived together, and his loss has caused me indescribable pain.
Jeff Leavell
5.4.18
LGBTQ

An Ode to Craigslist Hookups

It's been a long time since I used Craigslist to find sex, but I'm still saddened by the death of its personals section.
Jeff Leavell
4.9.18
LGBTQ

The Freedom and Beauty I Found Cruising for Sex

Throughout my life, I've found moments of serendipity, romance, and connection while cruising that will stay with me forever.
Jeff Leavell
12.27.17
LGBTQ

How I Make My Mixed HIV Status Relationship Work

I'm HIV positive, but my partner is not. And though science has rendered that difference medically negligible, it's hard to shed decades of stigma overnight.
Jeff Leavell
10.14.17
LGBTQ

How I Make My Ultra-Long-Distance Relationship Work

People are quick to foreclose possibilities in life. But I won't let an obstacle like distance keep me from the man I'm falling in love with.
Jeff Leavell
9.24.17
LGBTQ

How Abandoned Queer Kids Find the Strength to Love Their Families

I've heard enough stories of rejected queer children to last a lifetime. No two are alike, and none are as cut and dry as you'd think.
Jeff Leavell
7.22.17
LGBTQ

I Found Out I Was HIV Positive at a Gay Bar

What it's like to emerge from a life-changing moment into the arms of strangers.
Jeff Leavell
6.21.17
LGBTQ

How I Learned to Give Up Control in My Open Relationship

Why loving someone means allowing them to be who they are, even when that person is no longer in sync with who you are.
Jeff Leavell
4.12.17
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Why Gay Men Need to Get Past Masculinity

Drag queens can be leather men. Bears can be feminine. And the more we reinforce the opposite, the less ground we'll gain.
Jeff Leavell
2.25.17
LGBTQ

Why My Completely Open, Boundary-Free Relationship Works

While some may think there's a limit to the amount of love one can give, I discovered in London that the more my family expands, the more I feel the opposite is true.
Jeff Leavell
2.15.17
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