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Go behind the scenes with photographer Bradford Rogne for the 2011 edition of Instinct mag's annual underwear issue photo shoot - a shoot that took their boys to the Los Angeles Athletic Club to try on some of the hottest and newest designs from your favorite brands.
Marriage equality has easily become the defining issue of the modern gay rights movement, and one that Instinct is passionate about. We march. We vote. We demand respect. But, as the struggle to have our unions recognized across the country (and world) intensifies, it left the mag wondering, “Who, exactly, are we fighting for?”
This April, Instinct takes a look at sex, marriage and monogamy for the modern gay man in their cover story, “The State Of Our Unions.” And it all starts with their cover couple, the very handsome and equally committed Eric Turner and John Odom. They met online, have since moved in together and are planning a wedding—are these two men the modern gay relationship personified? The Houston couple lend their relationship—along with other couples and experts—to Instinct's exploration of all that is love and marriage.
And once you’re done reading about love, you might just fall in love with one of their gorgeous models in this month’s fashion feature, “The Dunes.” Let’s just say it’s a day at the beach that any of us would call the perfect date! Or maybe you’ll find a European romance is in order after Czech-ing out their fantastic travel story on charming Prague.
This April also ushers in two new recurring features to the magazine's Goods section: Home and Pets! For years they’ve been keeping you up to date on the latest and greatest in tech and beauty, and now they’re making sure your design eye is sharp and your animal companions are happy, too. All that, plus Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson steals the Soapbox spotlight, we check in with Nurse Jackie’s favorite bear and more in the April 2011 issue of Instinct magazine—now available in print and in iPad and iPhone versions on iTunes.
Cold fronts be damned! Wherever you find yourself this February, Instinct is going to make it seem like you’re in Miami thanks to their scorching hot cover shoot with Chris Nogiec. Aside from modeling some of the sexiest swimwear that you’ll want to be wearing come summer, Chris is also talking gay sports and computational metabolism—brains and brawn?! Score!—and exposing some of the prejudices he has witnessed on the soccer field. By sharing his story he hopes to make it easier for gay athletes to come out in the future.
But the sports don’t end there. Instinct Fashion Director Sean Krebs has assembled a swim team like none we’ve ever seen before—and it’s making us want to hit the showers!
They’re also taking on love from two distinctly different points of view this February. In a relationship, new or old? Dr. Craig Martin is back and explaining why this Valentine’s Day is all about big love. For those who can’t stand the sight of cupid and candy hearts, you’ll also hear one writer’s perspective on why sometimes love just bites.
The new issue of Instinct also features an expanded Drive section with the 2011 cars that have our engines revving, a Belgian travel experience that’s way more than just beer and chocolates, Drag Race 3.0, plus Joel McHale steps up to the Soapbox. All that and more are in the February 2011 issue of Instinct Magazine—now available in print and in iPad and iPhone versions.
Instinct Magazine is wrapping up the year as only Instinct can, and they’re starting things off on a very high note with their exclusive sit down with one of the gay community’s fiercest allies (and fiercest divas), Janet Jackson! After three decades of dominating the music world, Ms. Jackson made 2010 the year to really flex her acting muscles—and flex she did!
In “The Quiet Power Of A Drama Queen,” Janet talks candidly with Instinct’s editor in chief Mike Wood about her pair of emotionally charged roles this year, adding “author” to her multi-hyphenate talents and also clues us in on how she sees music fitting in with her growing and critically acclaimed acting career. And of course, being only the fourth female in 13-years to get her own Instinct cover, Janet also opens up about that long-standing connection to the gay community, as well as her commitment to HIV/AIDS advocacy.
As we all mark World AIDS Day, Instinct also examines the confusion surrounding “undetectable” statuses, as well as the medical advances in treatments that have occurred in 2010. Plus, Gay Travel News takes on two very different types of Santas this winter: Santa Fe and Santa Cruz. They also bundle up and head into the woods for their winter fashion feature, “River’s Edge.” And in Instinct tradition, the mag also roasts the people and moments that made this year one for the record books in their annual “Best & Worst” round-up, plus they’ve got your shopping covered with their “HoliGay Gift Guide” highlighting their favorite tech, decor and more.
All this, plus a chat with their favorite TV dad, a diva Christmas battle and their exciting announcement of the 2011 AIDS LifeCycle Team Instinct in the December 2010/January 2011 issue of Instinct Magazine—now available in print and in iPad and iPhone versions.
Check out these HOT and EXTRA SWEATY photos of Sean Sullivan & Marcus Hill from the October 2010 issue of Instinct Magazine. "Let Me See You Sweat" was photographed by Vincent Dilio at Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn...the same gym where "Raging Bull" was filmed and where Hilary Swank trained for "Million Dollar Baby - as did Russell Crowe for "Cinderella Man." The two never-before-seen images above are EthanSays.com exclusives!
Photographer: Vincent Dilio for Instinct Mag | MORE PHOTOS NEXT PAGE Fashion Director: Sean Krebs | Models: Sean Sullivan & Marcus Hill (Major)
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.
Get ready to get wet! Equality California and Instinct Magazine invite you to a private pool party to kick off the inaugural 'Swim for Equality'. The event is being held at the Hollywood Hills home of Adam Press and includes a BBQ, full bar, and fashion show with CA-RIO-CA swimwear! CLICK HERE for the full 411!!
Above, Ryan Barry & Tosh Yanez model custom swimsuits by CA-RIO-CA, designed especially for EQCA. The photos were shot by Bradford Rogne (LA).
Instinct's Fashion Director Sean Krebs goes behind the scenes with Scott Evans at the magazine's December/January cover shoot, getting Evans to reveal a little more about himself...his interest in movies, fashion, music, and more! Plus, check out the two never-before-seen photos of Scott, above (Thanks Sean!).
Here are some highlights from Scott's questionnaire:
Who was the first person you came out to, and when? - My older sister Carly in 2002 in a Starbucks.
I first kissed a boy when… - I was 17 doing summer stock theatre in Vermont.
I make a killer… - lasagna.
The movie I should be embarrassed to tell my friends I love, but am not is… - The Notebook – I own it. Cry every time. All you haters have no soul!! ; )
Reflecting on a year’s worth of highs and lows can be quite a task. But Instinct did all the leg work for you as they present their Best & Worst of 2009, starting with their hunky cover guy — who is definitely in the “best” category on our list!
Readers may likely recognize actor Scott Evans from his role on ABC’s One Life To Live, where his character Oliver Fish has risen from an occasional supporting role to a full-time leading man this year. That, of course, is in no small part to his highly talked about coming out and budding romance with the character Kyle, played by Brett Claywell.
“My life has changed drastically in 2009,” Scott says in the December/January issue of Instinct. “It was supposed to be a small five-episode part, and then the beginning of this year it became a regular job. all of a sudden my character’s coming out of the closet. One of the hardest things about playing a character on a soap opera is not knowing where it’s going to go. It’s something I never expected to get to do.”
Continuing their pledge to feature openly gay men on their covers, Scott jumped in front of the lens and spoke with Instinct about his whirlwind year, his own coming out to his famous family and how “Kish’s” storyline line is shaking things up in daytime and making us very proud. Instinct also keeps their finger on the pulse of pop culture this issue and picks their favorites for the best and worst of 2009. Plus, the end of the year means more than just resolutions—it means gifts! So, Instinct is serving up some recommendations for everyone on your shopping list this year.
In honor of World AIDS Day, the mag also wanted to take a personal look at what living with—and not dying from—HIV and AIDS looks like. So, they turned to their readers, and the result is an inspiring collection of “Your Stories.” Throw in some hot zipped-up fashions, American Idol’s Blake Lewis, and a very moving Soapbox entry from Judy Shepard, and you’ve got the brand-new December/January issue of Instinct Magazine.