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The Pickup Artist

I sit in a room at the posh Redbury boutique hotel in Hollywood. The décor is bohemian opulence, with gilded wallpaper and framed naturalist prints that would do Darwin proud. It’s the perfect setting for the 10 guys gathered here to learn the art of seduction.

They come from as...

Cover Guy: Courtney Grant

For months, Courtney Grant, 24, had been preparing for a life-changing move to Los Angeles, where the aspiring model hoped to start a new life far away from the stormy existence he’d endured in Florida.

He’d given two weeks’ notice at work. He’d gotten out of his apartment’s lease. He’d packed all his belongings into...

Soapbox: Sandra Bernhard

In the ‘90s, Sandra Bernhard broke ground as television’s first openly lesbian series regular on Roseanne. Now the gay icon returns to her TV roots in DTLA, Logo’s first scripted series to feature gay leads since the network announced it would be shifting away from homocentric programming last February. The out comedian took a break from her hectic schedule to chat us...

Instinct's Leading Men of 2012

As far back as the gay community’s roots can be traced, our greatest successes can often be found in the individual. These are men of character. Men of conviction. These are men from all walks of life who are heroes because no matter what their fight or struggle, their passion and drive ultimately prevailed for...

Soapbox: Gavin Newsom

Former San Francisco mayor and current California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has long been seen as a rising star in the Democratic party, but for a huge portion of the LGBTQ community in America, he’s simply one of our most loyal allies. In between shooting Current TV’s The Gavin Newsom Show, where he goes one-on-one with athletes, inventors (and the...

Cover Guy: Jaymes Vaughan

Yes, we know: He works as a Chippendales performer. He’s on the current season of The Amazing Race. His name is spelled JAYMES. Cue the gay-rag fawning over the genetically blessed, right?

Well, a funny thing happened on the way to stereotyping our cover model: Jaymes, extra “Y” and all, turned out to be as...

Soapbox: Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge marked much of 2012 as a return to her roots, having finally performed her first Pride concert in Pittsburgh in June and with the recording of a nostalgic and reflective new album, 4th Street Feeling. But with marriage equality gaining mainstream momentum, same-sex parents saturating prime-time TV and a major honor on the horizon from the National Museum...

Cover Guy: Mika

Mika is the first to admit he’s a kid at heart. An affinity for cartoon art, bright colors and playful melody quickly became a calling card of sorts when the curly-haired entertainer exploded on the pop scene in 2007. Mika, the performer, and his music were seen by many—industry and otherwise—as a refreshing change from the manufactured (mostly female) pop...

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