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Mikel Gerle on Politics, Leather, and LA Band of Brothers

Mikel Gerle talks about the balance between working in politics and the leather community as well as his campaign for West Hollywood City Council for March of 2015. He delves into the world of the International Mr. Leather contest as well as the formation of the LA Band of Brothers. twitter: @mikelgerle wehowelove.com MikelGerle.com Directed…

I was so nervous that I didn't know how to place my feet or hands.

Visiting The Equality House and the Westboro Baptist Church

As my boyfriend and I drove through Kansas on our cross country road trip, we passed some crazy roadside attractions: Truckhenge (like Stonehenge but with Trucks and much less impressive), Prarie Dog Town, the Wizard of Oz Museum, the largest Czech Egg, and the 2nd Friendliest Yarn Shop in the World. We made stops at…

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Kansas City: Low Expectations, Big Surprises

Out of all the cities planned for our road trip, I was most excited about Kansas City. Not many people expect much out of the city and very few people know anything about it. Did you know that it’s located on the Missouri/Kansas border?? I didn’t and there was a lot more I was looking…

Reigning drag queen Tracey Ottomey opening up the show.

The Gays Go to Church St. in Nashville

In traveling cross-country to move my boyfriend out to LA, I wanted to check out some of the smaller cities you wouldn’t necessarily expect to have a gay scene. Our first major city was Nashville. To most people Nashville is not a small city, in fact it’s their favorite. Great restaurants, a plethora of bars,…

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Gay or Straight? The Difficulties of talking in Code

I’m at a party at another school and I meet this guy. His name is Tim. “Why are you wearing a cowboy hat?” I ask. “Well, I’m from Texas and my friends didn’t think I seemed Texan enough. So I signed a contract saying I’d wear it every time I leave the house.” I’m visiting…

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TBT: The Football Game

“I’m lost. I have no idea where I am!” “What do you mean you’re lost??” I’ve been on the phone talking to my drunk boyfriend James for the past thirty minutes trying to figure out where he is. It’s the first football game of the season and he got too drunk at the tailgate so…

Robb Stark from Game of Thrones. I can appreciate a good GoT reference.

A Sincere Thank You

Just over a week ago I received an e-mail with the subject “A Sincere Thank You.” I’ve gotten a lot of wonderful messages, but I felt like this one was worth sharing to really show the power in our stories. It’s one of the best messages I’ve ever received and with his permission, he’s allowed…

This is the face of pure evil.

Gay Men are Dangerous

“Watch your drinks. Don’t let anyone make you anything.” “Get ready to have orgies everyday.” “You’re going to come back covered in STDs.” This is what they told me before I left for my trip to the BVI, which I’m sure you’re tired of hearing about. My friends and family were worried that someone as…

Thankfully I made a flight otherwise I would have missed this fantastic view.

The Gay Armada: Part One of Many

I overslept for my flight at 8 AM. I hadn’t packed until the night before and I thought it would be a good idea to pack all night, pull an all-nighter, and then sleep on the plane. Obviously, by any normal person’s standards, that’s a terrible idea. How long could it possibly take to pack…

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Confessions of a Callous Cuddler

It’s happening. We’re finally happening. We had one of the same majors back in college, but only knew of each other from across the room. Colton was a big frat star back in the day and I was that kid who raised his hand all the time in class. Nothing seemed likely to happen, until…