Category Archives: The Adventures of Cupid in Boystown

Gay Wedding Bliss

two men on top of a wedding cake
When I was a kid in high school, I remember loving all the history classes I took. I would often imagine what it would be like to have been alive and present for many of those great moments. Would I have been a rebel fighting at the picket lines for change- or would I have been a passer-by- watching and wondering what would happen. This past Sunday I had the opportunity to truly "marry" my affinity for history and my passion for love. I attended the Lesbian & Gay Wedding Expo sponsored by FRONTIERS Magazine in Downtown Los Angeles. Read more

Let’s Get Married

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As a gay man, there are certain things that you obligated to talk about with all of your best girlfriends:

Hair (Should she cut it, or color it) Television Shows (Who do you want to sleep with on the CW) Sex (giving her advice on how to use a penis properly) And last but not least…. Weddings. You see, a straight girl can chat about all her crazy wedding fantasies to her gay best friend and not feel like…. she is being crazy. Read more

Top 5 Gay Rules of Dating

top 5 rules of gay dating
In Los Angeles, we are blessed with the gift of unlimited options. During the winter, we have the choice of heading to the mountains to ski , the beach for some sun or to the valleys for some wine tasting. When we order our dinner, we can choose the dressing on the side, gluten free, egg whites only, hold the bread please- option from the menu. So, when it comes all the options in the gay world of dating, why do we often forget that even have options available at all? Read more

The Happy Sad

facebook relationship status changed to single
Well here we are folks, October. In most cities, when the seasons change they are usually marked by the turning of leaves, cooler weather or people wearing more layers. In West Hollywood, the change of seasons is marked by gay men switching from tank tops to deep v-neck t-shirts, beaches to tanning beds and starvation to eating. It brings me great pleasure to know that all the ab-flaunting guys in the city get a break and can finally eat a meal with out fear of an impromptu pool party! But just as I begin to breath a sigh of relief, several status updates on Facebook begin to string together a different story. “Is now Single” is the status updates on a few walls. Read more

Is Bad Sex ruining your relationship?

man frustrated by bad sex
There are many things in life that make me uncomfortable. Things like knowing someone at your dinner table under-tips, seeing more than three Bachelorette Parties in the same club or catching a person picking their nose in traffic…aggressively. But nothing makes me more uncomfortable in life than having to end a relationship because the sex is bad. Read more

Make changes to take action in your life

September always feels like such a wonderful month to me. It ushers in a change of season from summer to autumn, retailers begin delivering fall clothing and for me personally, it signifies another birthday that is rapidly on it’s way. Today I celebrate my 37th birthday. Though it’s not as significant its predecessors sixteen, twenty-one or even thirty, it still resonates with just as much excitement as the rest. You see to me, birthdays are not about age or wrinkles, they are more about wisdom and how one has grown. For as long as I can remember, I usually spend the day before my birthday looking back and reflecting on what I have learned and how I can better myself as I go forward. In that continued tradition, I have looked no further than my own backyard to set up camp. Today I am on the rooftop of the London Hotel, arguably one of the best views in the city. At sunset, this easily becomes one of the most romantic places in West Hollywood. Definitely remember this as a perfect date spot! In order to get into the writing mood, I need two things: a good scenic view and a cocktail. Today, courtesy of the London, I am sipping on a “Ginger Blossom” while I take in a near perfect 75-degree sunset. Juices are now flowing. Read more