Stories by Zeynep Sasmazel

Editors' Picks
Kick Off Your Week With This Inspirational Roundup of Gay Role Models

Common knowledge or not, queer men have been pioneers in the areas of art, science and culture for decades, bestowing upon us some true gay role models. Men like Freddie Mercury and Sir Ian McKellen are household names no matter where you’re from because of their incredible contributions to music,[…]

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Culture
In Defense of the Himbo: A Celebration of Big, Dumb Men

Twitter user Fangirl Jeanne achieved internet infamy with a bizarre and unnecessary tweet calling out the word “himbo” for being ableist, predatory and also akin to … pedophilia? “Himbo” is ableist. I find fetishizing someone’s supposed lack of intelligence to be predatory. Why would you desire someone who seemingly has[…]

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UEFU Is a 2-Part Adult Film Seeking to Destigmatize HIV

U Equals Fucking U, or UEFU, is a brand-new two-part adult film looking to destigmatize HIV through its support of the U=U concept (Undetectable = Untransmittable) and exploration of sex after a positive diagnosis. British film star Kayden Gray helms UEFU as both the lead and the writer of the[…]

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Celebrities
Larry Flynt: First Amendment Champion, LGBTQ Ally, Unapologetic Provocateur

The world lost another icon this week in the form of Larry Flynt, whose Washington Post obituary called him “one of America’s most notorious pornographers and self-proclaimed champions of First Amendment freedoms.” Most famous for Hustler and his adult entertainment empire, Larry Flynt was also an LGBTQ ally. Hustler was[…]

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