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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...

Find Your Pride

Here comes your Pride PSA for the year: Sure, parades and parties are great fun and an important part of our community, but equally important (if not more) is the history behind it. A little perspective on why we celebrate Pride can go a long way, and this summer presents quite a few opportunities for our community to check in. And that doesn’t...

The Newlyweds

What's the hardest thing about being married? Ask a hundred couples and you’re likely to receive two hundred different responses. Maybe he slacks off on the household chores or she overspends on the allotted monthly budget. Truth is, whether you’re  talking about heterosexual or same-sex couples, relationships all face similar obstacles. But ask Thomas Roberts and his husband, Patrick Abner, what’s been the...

Kylie’s Kiss And Tell

Spring is thankfully upon us, and if you’re seeking a soundtrack to complement the process of climbing out of the deep-freeze hell that the Polar Vortex hath wrought, Kylie Minogue’s Kiss Me Once seems tailor-made for the task.

The Australian pop queen spent the better part of last year recording the bulk of her 12th studio album in America—much of it was done...

Should We or Shouldn’t We?

So you found the perfect spot. You’ve chosen a night that’s meaningful to both you and your beloved. The waiter has uncorked the wine, and the table’s candlelight is casting just the right amount of romantic glow.

It’s all come down to this. Steeling yourself, you pop the big question: “Honey, will you make me the luckiest man on Earth and meet with...

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