Culture & People

  • Kinkster MAG, Brando Marco,

    In the Spotlight: Brando Marco, International Adult Model

    Brando Marco is a 20-year-old stud who decided to leave his native Venezuela to get a better life in Colombia. He started out as a gym trainer, but nowadays he is a very popular web-cammer in Europe and the US. He left his gym training job due to a...
  • The Grid: Lessons from the Men of Grindr

    If you have ever dated, doing the online thing or not, you will be able to relate to the stories of Lex, Esq. in his recently self-published book The Grid: Lessons from the Men of Grindr. In it Lex has identified three early and impactful relationships from which he...
  • Cannabis, Buck Angel, LGBTQ, Men's Health

    Cannabis and LGBTQ Activist Buck Angel: Let’s Talk Cannabis

    Corey Wesley, Kinkster MAG founder, came across an intriguing live stream by Buck Angel. In it Angel was discussing cannabis. Wesley sat for the duration of the live stream and found that the questions really touched upon activist work in the community around cannabis and that there were lots...
  • Russian Artist Alexander Abromov Transforms from Twink to Muscle Daddy

    Russian artist and producer Alexander Abromov (better known as Abromov Lex) bares all in “Uncovered,” a coming of age story about a man who isn’t afraid to speak his truth, follow through with his vision and be exposed, body and soul. His current looks didn’t come easy. “I grew...
  • Daniel Robinson is a Director, Videographer, Photographer, and Editor in New York City.

    Autobiographical Dance Film By Daniel Robinson

    The artistic and creative beauty you can find on the internet can be breathtaking and metastasizing. While browsing through YouTube, I discovered a captivating dance performance paired with gorgeous scenery. Björk – Jóga, the Howie B Main Mix creates an enchanting environment that will leave you speechless. I was...
  • 7 Escorts Give Tips on Becoming an Escort and How to Treat One

    For years I’ve been drawing men from all over the world: Colombian, Venezuelan, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, French, Italian and Hungarian most of the time. What I enjoy the most about drawing them is their life stories. Some of them reach me through social media or through my web, but...
  • RuPaul, Transgender, Drag Race

    ASK JADE: RuPaul, Transwomen & Pop Culture

    Dear Jade, I know you are not a fan of RuPaul or Drag Race, but I was curious what you thought about the controversy of his comments about transsexuals in the competition for the show? Many are calling the comments out and insensitive. Ru issued an apology for those...
  • An Exclusive with ATELIER CAVALIER Designer Edward Murillo Moreno

    Several months ago I started researching swimwear brands for an upcoming article on the newest men’s swimwear lines. I came across a handful, but one, in particular, caught my eye. I started to follow the brand on Instagram and then Facebook. What stood out the most about this one...
  • Men's Shopping, Leather Apparel, LGBTQ

    A Kinkster Pre-Black Party Kick-Off Visual Campaign

    Kinkster NYC appreciates that the Black Party is upon us and we embrace the community that looks forward to this hedonistic event each year. There’s no better way to celebrate and show your colors than with Kinkster merchandise. Any of our suggestive t-shirts and caps are the perfect pre-party, party, and...
  • Gay Sons and Mothers Founder Rick Miller Interviews Corey Wesley!

    Gay Sons and Mothers emerged out of my fascination with the emotional bond between so many gay men and their moms. Well, first there was me and my own mother, but over time my interest grew because of my work as a psychotherapist with gay male clients, who so...
  • New York City, Broadway, Tyler Mount, Kinkster MAG

    Meet Tyler Mount: An Advocate, Broadway Influencer, And A Youthful Inspiration

    Tyler Mount’s effervescent video blog interviews have led him to be named one of Broadway’s biggest influencers, and there are no signs of him slowing down. Corey Wesley and I recently chatted with Mount to learn more about what inspires him and what his goals are for the future....
  • Sexual Harassment, Gay Issues

    Me Too, Dealing with the Difficulties of Sexual Harassment

    Sexual harassment is a hot topic today. It’s something I’ve been hearing and reading about for the last several weeks. However, when it happened to me, I began to understand what it means to be in shock, feel embarrassed, and ashamed, and to beat yourself up for someone else’s...
  • NYC, Broadway, Wig Out, Tarell Alvin Mc Craney, Moonlight

    ‘Wig Out’ Reading Captivates and Uplifts

    NYC has so much to offer, and if you love the arts, this is the perfect place to lose yourself and escape into the tales of storytelling. Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to see a dear friend of mine Cece Suazo, an acclaimed New York actress. Cece...
  • Gay News, Music, Dua Lipa, New Rules

    Filmmaker Jake Wilson Breaks the Rules with His Latest Lip-Synch Parody

    You never know what you’ll find or see when browsing the internet. Social media offers so much, and the fun part is discovering all the creative individuals in the world willing to share their talents with the rest of the world. Jake Wilson is one of those creative artists....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Marek+Richard

    Marek+Richard: No Fats, No Fems T-Shirt Controversy

    “It’s disappointing seeing Marek+Richard perpetuate this toxic mentality to sell a tank instead let’s #ChangeTheGame” — via Jack’d Twitter account. Marek+Richard is a brand built on crude and in your face t-shirts. If you know of the brand; you might not take this shirt too seriously. However, “No Fems”...
  • 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)...
  • The “Gay” Culture: It’s Nearly Lost

    Kinkster Mag writer Ted Bishop Nieves recently wrote about gay icons and what it means to be a gay icon.  His article hit home.  As Ted mentioned in his article it takes so much more to become a gay icon today. I would also add that the younger gay generation has...
  • Madonna, celebrities, gay culture, music

    The Making of a Gay Icon

    The other day I watched the film Auntie Mame with my boyfriend.  He had never seen it and, feeling the need to offer him some more in the way of gay culture, it was my duty to add another campy film with fabulous outfits and shady one liners to...
  • Underground Music, Gay Culture, Ballroom, Dancing

    The Ballroom Culture is Hitting Mainstream

    The underground dance and music scene has paved the pathway for gay youth to embrace their creativity and expand the hearts and minds of individuals who judged them solely based on who they slept with. However, the ballroom scene in the LGBT community is a staple and the essence...
  • gay-men-text-messaging-culture-technology2

    How Texting Is Affecting Our Communication Skills

    When you text a person, you’re not talking to that person, you’re talking to their phone. Is it possible for a friendship or relationship to begin and grow without face-to-face, direct communication or by picking up the phone and having a personal conversation? When you think of communication the...
  • kinkster-mag-feature-interview1-latrice-royale-dragrace

    Drag Is a Business and Latrice Royale Knows It

    Latrice Royale has always been more than a RuPaul Drag Race contestant to me. Her witty one-liners, her large and in charge personality, the overwhelming love, and respect she receives from her counterparts and adoring supporters are the ingredients for a successful business person. Drag Race makes superstars and...
  • Art

    Paul Richmond Challenges Masculinity

    After reading an article on the Huffington Post’s site which commented on Paul’s paintings, Corey likened the concept of Paul’s recent series of paintings entitled “War Paint,” where he challenges conventions around masculinity and the male form by challenging the stereotypes of gay men. The struggles Paul’s figures face...
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