Tag Archives: LGBTQ Lifestyle

Discovering Who Caitlyn Jenner Is

When I first heard the rumors throughout the media that Olympian star and athletic hero Bruce Jenner was beginning his transition to becoming a woman, I admit it was hard for me to believe. I just didn’t see it coming. Sure, in photos we clearly could see that he had what appeared to be some touchups or face work as Bruce and let his hair grow out. Everyone I’ve ever known to transition took a longer road than what seemed to be ahead of who we now know as Caitlyn. And in the same breath I wasn’t around her to witness or know her personally so I could never answer to what she has been going through. …

Homeless LGBTQ Youth – How To Help!

Every once in a while I like to turn the focus and attention toward serious matters affecting our amazing community of brothers and sisters in need. I received a wonderful email from a sweet girl names Janessa Dayan who works with a truly giving group called Goodshop and Goodsearch. Their company motto is “You Shop. You Save. We Give.” I’ve placed the entire press release here for you to read through. I hope you take the time to check these organizations out. Happy Gay Pride Month! …

STEVEN MICHAEL IS MY NAME, BOO!

Steven Michael is my name and that’s the way it is. I Google’d myself (insert dirty joke here) and man, I came up feeling ehhh. Where am I? I’m here, dammit! There’s my social media moments Twitter and Facebook but Lady Google has slapped me with the shade of it all. I blog my finger tips to their very nubs and Googlezilla really serves a platter of crickets to many of us in the internet world. If you’re not a major player in the game it’s difficult to get noticed. Oh, Mommie Googlest… I am not, one of your… FANS! …

SORDID STORIES OF THE GAY PARTY CIRCUIT

When you live in the Coachella Valley, as do I, Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party is the yearly event that causes the most stir, buzz and uproar around gay Palm Springs. I do consider myself a pioneer of sorts when it comes to the circuit party’s humble beginnings. Living in Atlanta during the mid-90s when the circuit started hitting hard across the lands and parties with themes rose from the foundation of such solid events as Hotlanta River Expo, Morning Party…

VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS FOR GAY MEN

Can you believe that the day for Lovers is soon approaching? When it comes to the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the fabulous gay men in your life, these options will rock his queer world! When it comes to gay fashion does he follow the trends? Does he prefer the butch masculine gesture or would he not mind receiving something more elegant? Let me do the shopping for you. What’s your PIN number? …

WHAT HAPPENED TO “THE BOTTOM LINE?”

Working in the heart of Queerville at World Gym Palm Springs gives me prime placement for knowing what’s happening around town and who exactly is making it happen. In the last month I have had an amazing amount of people who have finally tuned in to the fact that The Bottom Line and PULP are no longer landing on newsstands and wanted to find out why. …

SAN DIEGO GAY PRIDE AND BLACK’S BEACH

It was just a few weeks ago we headed down south to San Diego Gay Pride and adventures at Black’s Beach. With John and Rob in tow once more, we pressed it down the interstate towards Hillcrest for the LGBTQ celebration and gay times. Yes, we’ve been to a good number of pride parades but never to San Diego’s festivities. Very impressive! …

READ “THE HARDBODY CHRONICLES”

I lived in Ft. Lauderdale from August 1996 through October 1999 after moving from Atlanta following the Olympics. I became immersed in South Florida beaches and happening queer nightlife even beginning my brief stint into the leather contest scene while stripping in almost every bar placed in Florida it seemed. Where? Hmm…

L.A. GAY PRIDE 2012 AFTERTHOUGHTS

We’ve done Pride in many places with sun drenched faces from Amsterdam to Atlanta to numerous visits up the way in West Hollywood. However, we tend to skip the festival and save our minimum $40 ($20 a piece to walk around aimlessly) because once you’ve seen one then you’ve seen them all. Rainbows in stained glass, rainbow kites, rainbow flags, et al. …

HOME. SWEET. HOME.

This is a quick HELLO as I’ve just returned from Nashville where I had a great time seeing friends and spending time with Mom. More details and the heres and theres of my visit are to follow but I felt like I hadn’t ran my fingers over my lighted MacBook keyboard in a few days. I have just another day of work and I’m off for a few before tackling Memorial Day back at work. I’m having fond visions of IML events past…