January 8, 2019

Denver resident René Garcia (@hfpe) repurposes iconic logos and brands to empower the queer community.

October 2, 2018

words and photos by Joshua M. Jenkins (@callmefag)

Most runway shows and collection reveals require attendees to have endless clout, a bajillion Instagram followers, or hold some stake in the buying or selling of the brand. As much as I pretend to be Rihanna, I am (sadly) aware that, unlike her, if I walked into NYFW without an invitation, I would likely be tased. 

I was surprised and delighted when BCALLA - along with Hardeman, and Jimmy Paul - invited normies like myself to view their capsule / SS19 collections last night at Underpin LA in Los Angeles. Brad Callahan (BCAL...

September 27, 2018

Words: Joshua M. Jenkins (@callmefag)

Photos: Nicky Nylon (@nicky.nylon)

You saw her on the news during her spat with Russell Crowe (pun intended). You read, in disbelief, her tweets showing support for President Cheeto during the election. Hell, some of you are showing her your bootyholes for free ass-bleaching soap. Whether you love her or hate her,  Azealia Banks is a force to be reckoned with. She is simultaneously one of the most frustrating, talented, and outspoken artists of our generation – whether you agree with her ideas or not, she is, at the very least, compelling.

To b...

April 23, 2018

Why is it important to help those who most often oppress us?

April 15, 2018

If you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years (or you’re a member of the U.S. Congress), you’ll be surprised to know that Facebook makes almost all of its money by selling our data to advertisers. Every time we share a meme, stop scrolling over that ad for erectile disfunction pills, or tag Cardi B in an appreciation post, that information is compiled and analyzed by Facebook, then sold to companies who push us targeted ads (so we, ya know, spend money on their products instead of paying off crippling student loan debt.) The tradeoff, of course, is that we-the-people have...

January 29, 2018

KC Ortiz's new video for "Shut Up" just dropped, and we're on our knees.

January 27, 2018

words/photography: Joshua M. Jenkins

model/art by: Mino Sanchez (@cocteautwinks)

Last May, an old (tattoo) artist buddy of mine from college posted a photo of one of his drawings on Instagram. It was a picture of Bert from Sesame Street wearing a sweater with Garfield on the front, captioned with, "WHO CARES". I had wanted more tattoos for awhile (I had two at the time, both of which I can best describe as "meh"), so seeing these two beloved characters from my childhood with whom I used to laugh and clap and sing along gave me an idea. I excitedly opened a message to the artist and sai...

March 6, 2017

Your seasonal affective disorder ends here.

November 21, 2016

With Americans' current political climate (in which cis-straight-white America's President-elect and half of our citizens want to keep our souls segregated), I cannot fucking fathom how so many people want this country to contain only white, heterosexual bigots. This democracy-turned-movie in which all of Americans play a cameo reminds me of the movie Predator...an ugly, hateful creature who camouflages itself, mimics positive rhetoric to draw in and confuse the ignorant and, for no good reason at all, uses and re-brands that rhetoric to destroy the lives of the working-class, lgbtq+...

October 23, 2016

My pre-summer (May) New York vacation this year was, thus far, no less than ideal. I shot and interviewed for The Set Standard's debut feature, ran into and met the talented illustrator Richard Haines outside a Starbucks in Soho, and uncomfortably laughed myself to tears at Comedy Cellar. Now, it's Sunday morning - approximately 1:00am. I stand idly outside of Metropolitan - a bustling gay bar in Williamsburg whose bathrooms have seen more blow than a wind farm. I inhaled my cigarette deeply, slowly...each drag a bandaid for my sporadic social anxiety....

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