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Behind the Scenes "The Gentleman Upstairs" Fashion Editorial

2015 is almost here!  Join model Ras Haire (Fusion Models), Photographer Richard Machado and the Instinct fashion team in an exclusive behind the scenes look at the December/January 2015 fashion editorial "The Gentleman Upstairs?"  Shot on location at The Jade Hotel in Greenwich Village, New York City. This issue's fashion editorial features designers including Burberry London,...

Creatures of the Night

When Nightbreed debuted in 1990, filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky lauded it as "the first truly gay horror fantasy epic." Citing queer undertones in the unconsummated relationship between a sadistic psychotherapist and his monstrous patient Boone, Jodorowsky disinterred just one of the myriad LGBT themes buried in this macabre movie by openly gay master of horror, Clive Barker, based on his novel Cabal.  Unfortunately,...

Naturopathy 101

When it comes to living our healthiest lives, sometimes we need to look to nature.

 

LET’S FACE IT: We live in a pretty toxic world. Whether by way of processed food, bad air, pharmaceuticals or any combination of those, many of us are consistently (and often inadvertently) putting crap into our system. And while “detox” and “cleanse” have certainly become buzzwords and quick fixes of the...

The Soul Cyclist

His Instagram account may suggest otherwise, but Kyle Krieger doesn’t love having his picture taken. The celebrity hairstylist and budding amateur photographer prefers life on the other side of the camera. So one would think it’d take plenty of begging and convincing to get him to pose for and open up to a national magazine. But fortunately for us all, this is one...

We Exist. Bisexual Men on Misconceptions, Stereotypes & Bi Invisibility

On the tennis and volleyball courts, Dennis Slade Jr. blends in. Most of the players in his LGBT sports leagues are gay men, and they usually assume that Slade and his male fiancé share that identity.

In the case of Slade’s fiancé, the assumption is correct. Slade, though, is bisexual.

On the rare occasion that sexual identity comes up in conversation, Slade feels...

Soapbox: Meghan McCain

One could guess that everyone’s favorite Instinct feature, the Soapbox, was practically made for a woman like Meghan McCain. The daughter of Sen. John McCain broke from Republican Party rhetoric years ago when she started standing up for equality, quickly becoming both a hero and a target. But Twitter haters and Dana Loesch can’t keep this chick down, and now Meghan is sharing...

Clean House

We've kind of settled on this phrase ‘electronic chamber music,’ which sounds cool but doesn’t really tell you anything,” Neil Amin-Smith says over the phone from London while attempting to describe Clean Bandit’s sound. In recent months, it’s a predicament he’s found himself in more times than he once thought possible.

The handsome violinist for the on-the-rise dance-pop outfit, Amin-Smith witnessed their breakout...

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