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  • Your New Favorite Porn Star is Also a Drag Queen

    Ty MitchellTy Mitchell on drag and barebacking
    (By Rose Dommu) - Porn newbie Ty Mitchell isn't just a burgeoning gay sex symbol — he's also a regular on Brooklyn's underground drag scene. Rather than keeping these identities wholly divorced, as if he's Hannah Montana with a Truvada prescription, Mitchell's analytical take on contemporary queer life — channeled primarily through his Twitter account — uses what may seem to some as conflicting identities to reach a more well-rounded understanding of the current state of gay culture. And according to Mitchell, drag and porn have much more in common than you may think.

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  • It’s Time to Talk About Chemsex and Consent

    It’s Time to Talk About Chemsex and ConsentThe elephant in the room
    (By Zachary Zane) - “In New York City, you hop online at 3 or 4 in the morning [and] a great deal of the people online are using some kind of drug and looking to have sex on it,” James* told me. “I didn’t realize how big of a deal it was. I started having chemsex when I was 18 because it was normalized through these apps and the gay men I was meeting.”

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  • Relationships Between Gay Men & Straight Women

    Relationships Between Gay Men & Straight Women“When you take the sex out of it,” says Messing, “there is a freedom.”
    (By Stacey D'Erasmo | This article originally appeared in the December 1998 issue of OUT.) - Sitting in the frigid dark of the soundstage watching a blocking rehearsal of Will & Grace, NBC’s new sitcom about the enduring friendship between a gay man and a straight woman, I know I should be watching the action onstage. But instead my attention is drawn to an unremarkable spot on the back wall of Will’s New York apartment, where I spy a tasteful, black-and-white frame image of two tapering columns—are they buildings? Asparagus?— that seems awfully... Is it possible? I squint. Probably not.

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  • China's Money Boys

    China's Money BoysChina’s male sex workers, a.k.a. ‘Money boys’, make bank
    (By Graham Gremore) - Cai Yifeng is a Ph.D. candidate at Brown University’s Anthropology department. He recently traveled to China to study the country’s gay male sex trade.
    “When I went to China in May to study ‘money boys’–male prostitutes providing sexual services to male clients, known colloquially as MBs–I imagined that I would be seeking entry into a world of darkness, violence, and suffering,” Yifeng writes in a fascinating new piece published by Sixth Tone.

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  • The Walking Dead's Daniel Newman

    The Walking Dead's Daniel Newman Is the Change Hollywood NeedsThe Walking Dead’s bi star
    (BY David Artavia) - When Daniel Newman first appeared on AMC’s The Walking Dead, viewers grew transfixed by his brooding gaze and dazzling red hair. His roles in The Vampire Diaries, Homeland, and Sex and the City made us believe he was another straight cisgender male rising star. Behind the scenes, Newman kept his bisexuality hidden.

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  • The Secret Escape for Young Gay Men

    The Secret Escape for Young Gay MenFrom Chechnya to Canada
    (CBC NEWS) - The secret escape for young gay men. Man telling his story to thank those who brought him to safety.
    One of the gay Chechen men brought to Canada as a refugee under a program, which human rights organizations and the Canadian government worked together in secret until last week, is telling his story of why he needed asylum.

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  • The U.K. wants to ban the porn that Brits crave

    The U.K. wants to ban the porn that Brits craveA controversial new bill in the U.K. wants to put a gag ball in the mouth of unconventional porn. - The Digital Economy Bill would force internet service providers to bar content that doesn’t meet the standards of the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). As the Daily Dot reported last month, the BBFC bans “the portrayal of sexual activity which involves real or apparent lack of consent,” “the infliction of pain or acts which may cause lasting physical harm,” and “sexual threats, humiliation or abuse which do not form part of a clearly consenting role-playing game.”

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