Dear White People

“Dear White People” Perpetuates Homophobia at USC

The other night I attended a screening of “Dear White People” at USC organized by USC’s own African American Cinema Society and Black Student Assembly. I had high hopes for the movie. The trailer suggested that it might take an intellectual look at racism that a white audience could benefit from in terms of understanding…

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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…

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…

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The Lost Chapter

I wish he didn’t live in DC. If he lived in LA this would be absolutely perfect. I think back to the first time I met him. We hadn’t even kissed before I asked him to room with me. He was it. I knew it. I wish I could meet him over and over again.…

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Dating Through the Ages

As a gay man in his early, dare I say, mid twenties, I’ve come to date a lot of guys of a lot of different ages. When thinking about the ages of my dates I realized there were a lot of similarities. This is mostly for fun, so don’t read too much into this, but…

"Poor Jen" is a common theme amongst the gossip mags.

The Jennifer Aniston Complex

They want to know. How are you still single??? You look so normal, likeable, and trustworthy. There must be something you’re not telling them. You must have abnormally high standards or uncontrollable meltdowns. Or there must be someone that you’re hooking up with who you’re just not telling them about and they’re offended. Why don’t…

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TJ Maxx and the Feud of Romance and Reason

“This has to go well,” I thought while driving to my date at the Coffee Bean. “I met this boy at TJ Maxx and left him my number with no expectation that he would call and he did. With a romantic start like that, it has to go well. This will make a fantastic story…

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Are You a Maxxinista?: Living Life to the Maxx

My friend just finished designing a fashion line and we were assembling the pieces for the photoshoot that I would also use to promote my birthday party. This photoshoot involved a throne-like chair, a chair that I could buy and later return once we were finished. I went to multiple stores before arriving at TJ…