october 2012

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...

Soapbox: Deborah Cox

Whether telling us that nobody’s supposed to be here or professing absolutely not, Deborah Cox has been bringing gays to the dance floor for nearly 15 years—and she’s just getting started. Need more proof that the LGBT community holds a special place in her heart? Deborah headed across the pond earlier this summer and headlined...