• The Box by Ron Amato, Books, Photography, Ron Amato

    Ron Amato On the Release of his Photo Book ‘The Box’

    For the second year in a row, Ron Amato, respected New York photographer and professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) was named in the Advocate‘s annual Best in Photography issue. He was celebrated for his photography series The Box, a multi-year project now being produced by esteemed...
  • Misunderstood Social Worker, Gay Black Men, Gay Culture, Facebook Live

    The Misunderstood Social Worker Will No Longer Be Misunderstood

    Celebrity this, celebrity that is what we see feeding our news feeds but when you look closely you’ll see that the real stars are the individuals using Facebook Live or Instagram to spread positivity. It’s a shame, the soldiers fighting for change remain overshadowed by the sensationalism within mass media....
  • Kinkster MAG Interview with Costume and Underwear Designer Marco Marco

    Marco Marco Designer Reveals the Secret to His Success

    You’ve seen his underwear (maybe you’re wearing some right now), you’ve seen his costumes (think Iggy from the EMAs, Fergie at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Britney Spears’ angel costume for her Vegas show, and Katy Perry’s cupcake bra) and you’ve seen the web-series in which he’s featured for the...
  • NYC Artist, Pato Paez, Art, NYC Art

    Artist Pato Paez Shares How to Engage More with Art and Social Justice

    Argentinian-born Pato Paez is an artist, curator, and creative director who has built over 15 years of experience in the art world. He has been titled an “enfant terrible of the art world, ” and his art has been characterized by bold swathes of deep color, with designs often...
  • Tony Moran, Music, iTunes, DJ, Interview

    Tony Moran Discusses his “Moodswings” With Kinkster MAG

    Two-time Grammy nominated remixer, producer, singer-songwriter Tony Moran is one of the most well-known DJs in the house music genre, regularly playing to massive crowds at events throughout the world. In 1981 Tony began his career in Brooklyn with childhood friend Albert Cabrera as part of the production team...
  • Music, Davis Mallory, Under Your Spell, MTV, Real World

    Davis Mallory Has the Power to Cast Spells By Using His Voice

    New Year, New Music and we have our finger on the pulse when it comes to music. When I was asked to check out newcomer and MTV Real World-er Davis Mallory’s new single, “Under Your Spell“; I was hesitant. Over the years, I placed bets on reality stars like...
  • The Art of Popular Culture With Alvaro Arts

    Alvaro of Alvaro Arts, renowned painter/illustrator particularly in the fashion and entertainment industries, recently took the time to interview with us about his works, his connections, his interests, and what’s in store in 2017, and we’re delighted to share it with you. Imbued with admiration for the beauty and...
  • Feature, Interview, Photographer, InkedKenny, MEN as seen through the lens of inkedKenny

    An Exclusive with inkedKenny, A Man Seen Through Our Lens

    If you haven’t seen our new Kinkster NYC storyboard photos yet, you’re in for a huge treat! We recently collaborated with inkedKenny Photography to share our latest visual stories through his specific vision and what’s been called by some as his “hyper masculine” aesthetic. You’ve likely already seen some...
  • Mark DeMarko, Music, DJ

    DJ of 2016: Mark DeMarko

    Naming Mark DeMarko “DJ of 2016” is our way of acknowledging the ability of an individual to elevate us with music, their beats, and their ability to create a dance party whether we’re on a dance floor in a club or dancing nude in our own living room.  Mark DeMarko mastered that...
  • Interview with Ships Have Sailed Frontman Will Carpenter

    Kinkster MAG has been following Ships Have Sailed for some time but only recently were we prepared to interview the band with Will Carpenter as its lead. The perfect time to introduce these talented musicians to our readers could not have been better than the week they are scheduled...
  • Steven L. Coard, Don't Marry Griff, Independent Films

    Exclusive Feature with “Don’t Marry Griff” Film Director

    Relationships are entertaining and they can be complex! They come with rewards, responsibilities, and risks. The new indie film “Don’t Marry Griff” provides a dramatic entertainment experience demonstrating the true meaning of “it’s complicated.” In “Don’t Marry Griff,” the long-term close friendship between Lyodell Archer (Steven L.Coard) and best...
  • Willam, RuPaul's Drag Race, Book,

    Willam Taught Me How To Suck Less and Now it’s Your Turn

    Lately, I have no luck meeting a guy who doesn’t suck but who can suck like a pro (wink, wink). That may be crass, but it’s true. Just the other day I was flipping through Willam’s new book, Suck Less: Where There’s a Willam, There’s a Way, who has...
  • #Outcome (LGBT), Photograher Tom Dingley

    #Outcome (LGBT) – A Series of Photos that Tell a Story

    “Behind every mask, there is a face and behind that a story.”  I look at this quote every day to remind me that we all have a story to tell and especially gay men.  Each of us has a coming out story, whether it’s funny, heartbreaking or encouraging, our...
  • Music, Female Rapper, DEVMO, LGBTQ Artist

    Female Rapper DEVMO Set to Dominate in 2017

    On the release of her latest single and music video “Wah Wah Wah”, I got a chance to learn more about up and coming talented female rap artist DEVMO who is pushing the boundaries, in good ways. In this latest release, she tells the true story of falling for...
  • Neo-noir queer indie film Daddy's Boy premiers in NYC

    Interview with “Daddy’s Boy” Director Daniel Armando

    Daddy’s Boy is the latest film release from the innovative studio Novo Novus. This 78 minute film whisks us from the barrio onto a gay porn set and behind the closed doors of a burlesque studio. The film is a “luscious, black-and-white queer neo-noir that exposes the complexities of...
  • Mommie Smearest, book review, L LeSueur

    ‘Mommie Smearest’: High Camp with a Message

    From the moment I picked up my Kindle and started to dig into MOMMIE SMEAREST: See Joan Crawford In Bitch Selfie Ain’t Make You No Movie Star, the fake posthumous autobiography of Joan Crawford, I knew I was going to be lost in a campy, catty, silly story. But...
  • Voss Events, Brandon Voss, Gay Clubs

    Celeb Event Producer Brandon Voss Chats with Kinkster MAG

    In light of the shooting massacre at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando in June we wanted to learn a bit more of what’s going on with safety and security at clubs and large events. We also wanted to learn more about the state of nightlife. So who better to...
  • Trae-Crowder

    Trae Crowder ‘The Liberal Redneck’ May Offend, But So What

    Earlier this year the state of Tennessee attempted to make the Bible the official state book joining the roster of its other state symbols that include a .50-caliber sniper rifle, salamander and raccoon (PBS NewsHour). In response to this attempt, comedian Trae Crowder decided to post his public reaction...
  • Artkutec, Streaming Network

    SLAY TV: New Indie-Streaming Network for LGBT Artists of Color

    This article has been updated as of January 2017.  ARTKUTEC is now SLAY TV. A Revolution is happening in the black LGBT community right now. Are you ready for it?  ARTKUTEC, an app for the LGBT community is exploding.  It is an urban indie streaming network, and it is...
  • Brian Rosenberg and Ferd van Gameren

    Gay Dads: A Celebration of Fatherhood

    Sunday, June 19, 2016 will mark Father’s Day in the United States and many other countries around the world. The day is meant to be “a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.” (Wikipedia) Same-sex adoption (which is now legal in...
  • NYC Photographer, Preston Burford, Photography,

    NYC Photographer Preston Burford Talks Photography, NYC, Drag

    New York is the city that never sleeps because most of us who live here are up late creating beautiful things. The people who live here are creative and entrepreneurial beasts who make New York City the most diverse and wonderful place to live. They are the heart beat...
  • Magnus Hastings

    One-on-One with Celebrity Photographer Magnus Hastings

    I have admired and been captivated by the visually stunning work of celebrity photographer Magnus Hastings for quite some time. Soon after arriving in Sydney in 2005, Hastings’ creative eye took him on an upward trajectory to where he is today. His name has been intimately linked to capturing beautiful...
  • Macaizelli, Macdoesit

    Machaizelli: A Rising Star You Should Get To Know

    Young, comical and fabulous are a few words I would use to describe vlogger Machaizelli, aka MacDoesIt. He is not just a YouTuber, but a rising star. I believe he has a bright future ahead of him. A friend recently posted his “Why I’m Boycotting Beyonce” video (see below)...
  • Ts Madison, Interview

    The Uninhibited Realness of TS Madison

    Immediately, after the camera was turned on, a star was born.  TS Madison has become a fixture of positivity, hope, and realness within the LGBTQ community. Her life is the backdrop for her successful career.  She is a transgender woman who captivates us with her YouTube videos, and most...
  • Jono McCleery 2016 by Alessandra Leima

    Jono McCleery: Expression of Life And Music

    The essence of music and its true meaning can get lost when we’re not familiar with an artist. Music is an art form that allows us to tap into our deepest thoughts and emotions. Emotions and our connection to the artist are amplified when we have a sense of...
  • Guy Scheiman, DJ, Music, Interview

    Guy Scheiman Has The Power to Ignite a Dance Floor

    In order to be considered successful and internationally known in today’s club scene you have to be a DJ who is driven, passionate about music, and determined to make club-goers dance. Guy Scheiman, a DJ/Producer based in Tel Aviv, a region known for its elaborate nightlife, is one of those DJs....
  • jack'd-gay-social-app

    Jack’d Candidly Discusses The Need for Inclusion

    Social (hook-up) apps are ingrained in the gay community and are now a part of our culture. These apps have replaced old-fashioned communication and the way we hook-up. I can remember the days when we would go to a bar (talk face-to-face) or go to a sex-club to meet...
  • Harrison Scott, Music

    A Provocative Interview with Harrison Scott

    New York based out singer-songwriter Harrison Scott has become known for his dark synth-pop sound and for pushing the envelope by combining music, fashion, and queer sexuality in his videos. Since his debut single ‘Silence Into Noise’ in November 2014, he’s been featured in Entertainment Weekly, crossfadr, Advocate, and...
  • susan-morabito-aviance-records-david-ohana-who-you-are1

    Morabito & Aviance Team Up for a New Track

    For many of us who were coming of age in the 90’s in New York City, places like Sound Factory, Twilo, and Arena provided us a venue for exposure to underground, deep house music. DJs in venues like this were GODS and they gave us an experience we returned...
  • PHOTO CREDIT: http://thestream.tv/heyqween/

    Sherry Vine and Jonny McGovern Talk Queer TV

    The Gay TV scene has definitely become more gay since the first gay character appeared on a TV sitcom in a 1971 episode of All in the Family (yes, All in the Family, if you can believe it). (AJ Aronstein, Splitsider) (Christine Sparta, USA Today) We have come a...
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