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Smooshed pennies: That’s what Allison and I call those little souvenir pennies that you crank through machines, at museums, amusement parks and tourist attractions alike. What is the significance of a smooshed penny? Well, a few years back I was at Epcot in Walt Disney World, and Allison was back home in New York. I […]

3 Gay Wedding Hot-Spots

Great gay-friendly destinations for your special day San Francisco, Boston and Brighton all have solid traditions of being progressive and open-minded so there is no surprise that they have long been popular gay travel destinations. Now that gays are allowed to marry in all three cities, gay lovers are rewarding their dedication to marriage equality […]

Gus Kenworthy gets candid about his years in the closet

For reasons that escape us, out actor/Olympian Gus Kenworthy has been on the receiving end of criticism after it was announced his role in the new American Horry Story anthology would be…wait for it…straight. We hope you didn’t faint. The upcoming series, titled American Horry Story: 1984, looks properly creepy. But one thing we don’t […]

How To Find Gay Love in Smalltown USA

If you are serious about wanting to find gay love, you have to go out and let other gay people know that you exist Dear Max, I am a gay white male living in a small town in southeastern Kentucky. I am not a bad looking guy and I seem to have all the right […]

When Sex Gets Boring

“I’VE GOT TO BEAT THE CLOCK BEFORE WE EACH LOSE INTEREST.” Someone recently made that statement to me about his erotic life with his partner. His experience has been that erotic interest between two people die s pretty quickly, so you better get in as much sex as possible during the early years of the […]

How to Find an Honest Gay Man

There is an honest gay man out there somewhere – longing to find someone just like you Dear Max, I am a 43 year old man and I’m feeling very lonely. All I want is to find an honest and decent man that I can trust. Do you think that I’m setting the standard too […]

The 10-Point Gay Wedding Checklist

Regardless of who you love, getting married can be stressful. For same-sex couples there’s even more complexity and that’s why we made this gay wedding checklist. Once the euphoria of the engagement wears off, the reality of wedding minutiae sets in. From fittings to cake designs to venue selection, your pending nuptials require a lot more than love; […]

New in Town and Feeling Lonely

What do you do when you’re new in town and only have friends online? Dear Max,I just moved to a new city and I have no friends. I am 21 and I have been meeting people through the internet. Is that okay or am I sick? –“X” Dear “X”, You are not sick… you are […]

Antoni Porowski says he “learned the hard way” why you should always have a safe word during choke sex

Antoni Porowski recently sat down with BuzzFeed to read thirst tweets about himself and, naturally, the topic of erotic asphyxiation came up. “I’m probably more uncomfortable doing this than I could possibly be at a hockey game,” Porowski says before taking a deep dive into the tweets, which included requests to eat pickled carrots off […]

The President of the Mormon Church lashes out against marriage equality…yet again

The Church of Latter-Day Saints has just come out against marriage equality…again. The Mormon church, which began allowing gay parents to baptize their children in 2015–the same year marriage equality became legal across the United states–reaffirmed it ’s opposition to marriage equality in a scathing statement by church President Russell Nelson. “Because parents are the […]