Instinct Asks: Are Gay Men Over 40 Invisible?
If 30s are the new 20s, then October cover guy Will Bercik is most definitely the new 40! In breaking from a major media habit of putting young, fresh and photo-shopped faces on the cover of their magazine, this month Instinct poses the question, “Are gay men over 40 invisible?, by introducing readers to handsome Will Bercik—their 46-year-old cover guy.
In their continuing pledge to feature openly gay men on their covers, Will talks candidly about the pressures of aging in the gay community, the stereotypes that seem to follow men in their 40s and 50s and what exactly he is (and isn’t) willing to do to keep up his appearance. This month’s cover story also looks at why, as a community, we seem to be obsessed with youth, but also why some older men are ready to wave their age card high in the sky.
But October at Instinct also traditionally means two other things: travel and underwear! Yes, this month’s fashion feature of the hottest briefs and boxers is sure to make you sweat, but their gay take on New Zealand may just have you sweating, too, as one writer shows how one of the youngest countries on Earth earned the title of the “Adventure Capital of the World!”
The magazine's quarterly Drive section is also back this month and showing off some super-cars that have hybrid fever. All this, plus Vanessa Williams sasses up the Soapbox, Adam Levine shows us his favorite shade of red and much more—all in the October issue of Instinct Magazine—now available in print and iPad and iPhone versions.