• REBAR, Gay Bars NYC, Racism, Gay Men,

    Does REBAR NYC’s Newest Gay Bar Have Hidden Discriminatory Business Practices?

    When a new gay bar in NYC opens, it’s a time to rejoice and celebrate, but the opening of REBAR has been somewhat the opposite. In the first couple of weeks, the new bar seems to be finding itself at the center of controversy. Reportedly, a “posse” of African-American...
  • Kinkster MAG, Books to Read, FX: FEUD - Joan & Bette, Joan Crawford, Mommie Smearest, Gay Culture History

    FEUD: CRAWFORD Says, “SHUT UP…JUST SHUT THE F•CK UP, CHARLOTTE”

    JOAN CRAWFORD from the Novel Mommie Smearest Disses FEUD ep.7: Part 8 of a Parody Series After all of its fake news, FEUD has finally gotten one true thing right and acknowledged the giant elephant in the room—no, not Bette Davis’s ass, but I can see why you’d jump...
  • Social Media, Algorithm, Facebook

    Death by Algorithm: The Real Big Brother

    I can remember the first time I saw the film “1984”. I had not read the book and honestly, the only thing I knew about the project was that the Eurythmics did the soundtrack. I had bought it before seeing the film. I immediately fell in love with Annie...
  • Kinkster MAG, Books to Read, FX: FEUD - Joan & Bette, Joan Crawford, Mommie Smearest, Gay Culture History

    FEUD: CRAWFORD Did Porn! Says “MAYBE I DID IT FOR A LITTLE EXTRA PUBLICITY.”

    JOAN CRAWFORD from the Novel Mommie Smearest Disses FEUD ep.6: Part 7 of a Parody Series So now FARCE FEUD thinks it’s g·dd·mned investigative FAKE NEWS 60 Minutes outing me as a porn star who later buys up her negatives. This is old fake news, and the only long,...
  • Gay Male Spirituality, The Art of Saying No, Communication Skills, Gay Relationship Advice, KinksterMAG.NYC

    “No.” Is A Complete Sentence: Say It & Mean It

    The statement “No is a complete sentence” is something I embraced seconds after hearing it from Judith Orloff, a renowned writer on the spiritual awakening of oneself. We all struggle with a 2-letter word not because it’s easy to say but because it’s robust and incredibly efficacious that we avoid...
  • Kinkster MAG, Books to Read, FX: FEUD - Joan & Bette, Joan Crawford, Mommie Smearest, Gay Culture History

    FEUD: Shakespeare or “RuPaul’s Drag Race”?

    JOAN CRAWFORD from the Novel Mommie Smearest Disses FEUD ep.5: Part 6 of a Parody Series A couple drama queens in heels swanning around like two Shakespearean harpies or RuPaul’s Drag Race-rs, howling and waving our arms in the air (with 1960s updates of highballs and cigarettes) while the...
  • Gay Relationship Advice, Gay Men, Gay Friendships

    When A Friend Hides a Secret From You

    Secrets and lies are a common practice in our society, just look at our current Administration. Don’t worry, discussing the current political climate is not the point of my article. Secrets and lies among friends are what this article addresses. Recently, a close business associate of mine from Aviance...
  • Kinkster MAG, Books to Read, FX: FEUD - Joan & Bette, Joan Crawford, Mommie Smearest, Gay Culture History

    FEUD Goes Mommie Dearest-Lite

    JOAN CRAWFORD Disses FEUD: Part 5 of a Parody Series. FEUD’s ep.4 “More, or Less” was more or less THREE stolen scenes from Mommie Dearest, the biblical source for fake-Joan Crawford bio-reference. ONE. FEUD re-purposed from Mommie Dearest one of the most appalling compelling scenes in cinematic history—me in...
  • Ryan Murphy, Television News, Entertainment,Ballroom Culture, LGBTQ, Pose

    Posing A Few Questions About Ryan Murphy’s Pose

    I came of age and came out in NYC during the 80’s.  The Christopher Street Pier was where I spent a great deal of my time and where I briefly met some of the sweetest finest souls I would ever meet.  Their names ended with Ninja, LaBeija, Magnifique, Infinity,...
  • FEUD: Joan & Bette, FX, Joan Crawford, Mommie Smearest, Bette Davis.

    FEUD: MOMMIE DEAREST BRAND-POWER

    JOAN CRAWFORD Disses FEUD: Part 4 of a Parody Series Mommie Dearest is my Joan Crawford star-power brand that will draw crowds after selfie-fad Kardashian joins Oldsmobile in the brand dump. Dead stars here in Hollywood Heaven ask if I’m offended by my reputation as Mommie Dearest, especially since...
  • crystal meth, drug addiction, gay men and sex, gay relationships

    A Black Man’s Life After Crystal Meth

    Addiction is a complex topic and especially when you’re completely free from the disease. Addiction is a bitch, and it’s nothing to take lightly. However, it wasn’t until someone asked me, “what’s life like after crystal meth,” that I almost had a panic attack. The question causes a panic...
  • Kinkster MAG, Books to Read, FX: FEUD - Joan & Bette, Joan Crawford, Mommie Smearest, Gay Culture History

    STRANGE RODEO BEDFELLOWS

     JOAN CRAWFORD Disses FEUD: Part 3 of a Parody Series JOAN CRAWFORD in MOMMIE DEAREST: “Don’t F·CK with me fellas! This ain’t my first time at the rodeo. … I know how to win the hard way.” My “hard way” includes colluding with people I hate to make me...
  • Kinkster MAG, Books to Read, FX: FEUD - Joan & Bette, Joan Crawford, Mommie Smearest, Gay Culture History

    Two TV Reality-Fictions: FEUD: JOAN (and bette) vs Trump’s State of Disunion

    Part Two of a Parody Series In the second big TV reality-fiction event within six days (Trump’s State of Disunion address to Congress was first) FEUD: JOAN (and bette) expertly presents vintage Hollywood with me swanning around in furs, diamonds, and Cadillacs just like in my real life. With...
  • Gay in the Military, Gay Men, Coming Out

    Advice to a Gay Soldier Returning to Civilian Life

    Recently I had to deal with a soldier still in the military who needed a little realistic advice from me – to cool down his naive expectations about the life he wanted – as he prepared to become a civilian. This is what I said to him: This is...
  • Kinkster MAG, Books to Read, FX: FEUD - Joan & Bette, Joan Crawford, Mommie Smearest, Gay Culture History

    JOAN CRAWFORD Parody-Critiques FEUD: JOAN (and bette)

    This world is #realityfake. I’m here on parole from Hollywood Hell (after a mix-up regarding some Mommie Monster Dearest bio-fraud) watching the White House reality drama Whatever Happened to Trump’s Brain? with Kellyanne Conway as Baby Jane Hudson. Why are we surprised? Civilians act like movie stars tweeting selfies from brunch, and Vatican...
  • Gay Culture, Discrimination, Racism, Gay Men, Gay Bars

    Closeted Discrimination Within the Gay Community

    Discrimination and racism have become a hot topic nowadays and especially within the gay community. Every day when I log into Facebook, I see another comment, question or statement acknowledging the fact that racism exists within our community. I applaud anyone who stands up for what is right. Although,...
  • Funny Questions, Kinkster NYC

    13 Questions To Make You Go Hmmmm

    In the 90’s, Arsenio Hall coined the term, “things that make you go hmmm.” It was a chart-topping hit song by C+C Music Factory and surprisingly, at 45-years old there are still so many unanswered questions that continue to force me to go hmmm. Here are a few of...
  • Kinkster NYC, Trump, Imm

    Kinkster MAG Founder, “We Will Continue to Be Inclusive & Welcome All”

    Dear Kinkster Brands NYC Family, As a culturally conscience website and online publication for gay men and our LGBTQ allies, and as the Founder, I cannot ignore what’s happening around me. A loyal reader suggested that we were too silent about immigration. I am happy to contribute to the...
  • Social Media, Social Issues, Trump Administration

    Trump’s Administration Is Changing How We Use Social Media

    Food for thought: Fake news can have ‘real world consequences.’ We’re all guilty. I am among those who’ve posted information that is not true because we did not do our due diligence and fact check the information before we posted it. I agree, our Facebook pages were not meant...
  • President Trump, Equality, America, Women's March

    United We Stand, Divided We Fall

    All day today, I’ve had to keep reminding my Facebook friends that I am NOT here to debate. We each believe what we want. Personally, I hate politics because it seems to build walls, brew up negative emotions, and has no real resolution. I love everyone, but we are...
  • Business, Branding, Marketing, 4 Steps to Find the Right Social Media Brand Ambassador

    4 Steps to Find the Right Social Media Brand Ambassador

    We’re living in a period when being a celebrity is what our youth inspire to be, and it’s destroying the infrastructure of our society and how we do business. Like it or not, today’s Social Media sensation is the person who is key to selling products to consumers. Business...
  • Gay Men & Sex, Culture

    Do You Ever Masturbate at Work?

    Did you catch that recent article from Time Out New York that indicates 39 percent of office workers admit to having masturbated in the office’s washroom? And it’s not just men. Men, women, gay and straight, everyone seems to be willing to admit to having “rubbed one out” in...
  • profanity, honesty, culture

    Good Things Come from Your F**king Potty Mouth

    At the beginning of the year, everyone likes to wipe the slate clean and rid themselves of bad habits. Surprisingly, if you want to stop using profanity; I would think twice. “Profanity is often used to express one’s genuine feelings, and could, therefore, be negatively related to dishonesty.” However,...
  • HIV, Barebacking

    HIV Stigma and Barebacking, When Activists Fail

    We were recently taken aback by an anonymous fan’s email to Kinkster MAG. Images arrived to our inbox of a to-be-nameless high profile person who has been an ardent activist for reducing stigma associated with being HIV+. This person appears to be active on a hook up site devoted...
  • Jack'd, #ChangeTheGame

    Jack’d Leads Change with #ChangeTheGame Campaign

    Earlier this year we interviewed the executives at the gay app Jack’d who candidly discussed their intentions to lead conversations within the gay community to combat negativity, racism, and sexism. “We have a responsibility to represent their interests, and are fully committed to addressing racism within the...
  • Gay Parenting, diblings, siblings, sperm donors

    The Rise of the Dibling, Donor-Conceived Siblings

    The number is unknown, but upwards of 60,000 donor conceived births take place every year. Straight-coupled, single parents, and same-sex couples would not have the families they do today without the assistance of sperm and egg donors. But, there are serious alarm bells sounding around the serious lack of...
  • Gay Black Men, Tyler Perry, LGBTQ, Black Community

    Tyler Perry is Failing Gay Black Men

    Mainstream media continues to use visceral stereotypes of black gay men; images that are degrading and feed into the perception that the black gay community has not evolved. Compared to our white counterparts, the black gay male characters created by some mainstream TV producers are polar opposites. When you...
  • Polyamory, open relationships, and pursuit of legal protections

    And Then There Were 3+, Polyamory Working Towards Legal Protection

    We’ve recently written about the conundrums of marriage and open relationships, and differences in sex drives when you’re in a monogamous relationship, and lately I have been exploring polyamory which has been all the rage this year. Even as a gay man, years ago I struggled with the notion...
  • Gay Bars, Alcohol, Non-Alcohol, Beer, Wine, Liquor, O'Doul's

    Rediscovering Gay Bars but without the Alcohol

    Bars have always been a place for me to socialize with close friends and catch up on the week’s activities, listen to music, dance, meet others, and just let my hair down. As a young, gay man coming to terms with my sexual orientation, learning the ropes, and determining...
  • The Internet Ruined My Life

    Can your life change when you go viral online? The idea that you can become famous for the all the wrong reasons seems impossible, but it’s something that happens more often than you think. Once something goes viral online, it can’t be stopped. This is a chilling statement that...
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