Michael Lyons (@queer_mikey) is a queer-identified writer, activist, misanthrope, sapiosexual, and analog photography enthusiast. He is a regular contributor to Xtra!
and Fab Magazine
, a founding member of the Abbey of the Divine Wood (Toronto’s aspirant Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence house), and is a volunteer facilitator with Planned Parenthood Toronto’s Teens Educating and Confronting Homophobia program.
Kids in America
May 03 2013 | I'm a well known admirer of good portrait photography, especially work with a strong aesthetic or exciting (read: queer) concept, like JJ Levine, Aleksandar Antonijevic (both of whom currently have exhibits running in the CONTACT Photography Festival) and and and Kyle Lasky.
Brainpower & Boys
May 01 2013 | I first walked into Fab’s offices on a boiling summer day in 2010. I was sweating, my hair a mess, and I didn’t feel very fab. I sat down with editor Drew Rowsome, who looked over
my resumé and a copy of the Excalibur Queer & Trans Supplement I’d coordinated in my fourt
Apr 23 2013 | Just when you thought you couldn’t get any further into a bottom, he has you balls deep. Eric Williams, the titular hungry bottom of Hungry Bottom Comics, is working on the second installment of his autobiographical work, and it’s going to be one bumpy ride. “The first Hungry Botto
Out at the Jewish Film Fest
Apr 16 2013 |
For dramatic purposes, there probably couldn’t be a better setting than the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Toronto Jewish Film Festival presents Out in the Dark, which tells the story of Nimr (Nicholas Jacob), a young Palestinian psychology student living with his family in Ram
Pharaoh's nails & sphinx's tales
Mar 18 2013 |
Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep were noblemen from the Fifth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Egypt who lived sometime in the 24th century BCE. The two men share a tomb in the pyramid of Unas, at Saqqara, a vast necropolis that served the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis. Writing in the tomb identifie
Sex, love and Tokyo
Mar 15 2013 | The exotic, art, sex and love swirl around in the upcoming production of Arigato, Tokyo, a new play about a writer’s memories of the people he meets abroad, and new desires in a strange land. “It’s a funny thing for me,” says director Brendan Healy, “love is like . . .
Happy Gaysian Heritage Month!
Mar 01 2013 | I was a little surprised to be informed that May is designated as Asian Heritage Month and has been since 2002. First I'm hearing of it, but that probably just goes to show how no one in my circles makes a big deal out of it.
So let's learn! Asian Heritage Month is meant to acknowledge As
Check out that cock
Mar 01 2013 | Saying "check out that cock" is a joke because it's a play on words. You click the link thinking you'll see a penis, when it is actually a rooster.
Now here are some more cock jokes:
Q: What do you call a guy who loves small dicks?
A: Hopefully your boyfriend.
Q: Why do m
Mar 01 2013 |
This one's a win for healthy-sexuality and bottoms everywhere! These new condoms designed by ORIGAMI Condoms are made specifically for anal intercourse, for benefit of bottoms!
They're kind of ingenious, using the sex toy base idea, along with an accordion de
Swimming against the current
Mar 01 2013 | It's all well and good to have really high profile out athletes. They represent great role-models for a new generation. Though as Watermark Online writes, in some ways it's young athletes coming out with little fanfare that's helped pave the way for the pros.
A good example of this is
Slice of cheesecake
Mar 01 2013 | I don't think I've ever enjoyed art as much as I do with Paul Richmond's Cheescake Boys series.
The Ohio-based painter takes pin-up images and tropes which traditionally cast women in the objectified roles (Marilyn Monroe's subway grate upskirt action, or the "Coppertone
TCAF is so queer
Mar 01 2013 | I think there's only ONE WORD to describe the incredible amount of queer talent at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this year.
Get ready for an assault of hyperlinks with this one.
Among the overwhelming talent which, among many, includes Maurice Vellekoop, Edie Fake, Erika Moen, Rob
Revenge is a dish best served in a paper cup
Mar 01 2013 | Talk about sowing your wild oats! Markus K. is a gay man from Munich who has had 22 children with 17 women, all of them lesbians, over the course of 10 years.
Once vying for priesthood, Markus was forced to leave because he was gay. His reason for providing a pearly white gift
Chunky peanut butter, extra nuts
Mar 01 2013 | I think if it wasn't as ridiculous as it is strangely catchy I'd probably despise "Peanut Butter".
RuPaul's bounce music-inspired song of euphemistic sandwich spreads, featuring flaming musical superstar Big Freedia, has inspired some boys to take the bounce in
Heaven must be missing an Angel
Mar 01 2013 | Oh, the enigma that is Ahmed Angel, who Kotaku have dubbed "The Most Delightfully Narcissistic Man on Facebook."
All we know about him from his profile picture is that he's a student, he's male, he speaks English, Arabic, Russian, French and French. (No, I'm being seriously,
Mar 01 2013 | Especially at this time of year guys make me giggly, be they cigender, trans... fictional...
Though its not often we get to celebrate our super-sexy transsexual and transgender brothers. While an article celebrating 10 hot transguys may sound awesome and sexy, that it's titled "10 Handso
What a Minsky
Mar 01 2013 | Alex Minsky is an American military Afghanistan veteran who lost a portion of his leg on duty. Minsky is also one of the hotter underwear models out there.
Tatts up the ying-yang, looks damn good in a pair of tiny undies (or nothing at all), rocks the flex-foot cheetah prosthetic.
My own private IDAHoT
Mar 01 2013 |
Today is the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia, the 9th annual global day dedicated to highlight global discrimination against the LGBT community, and celebrating the progress we've made.
Of course, while Canada is certainly more fortunate than many country's, it
Feb 27 2013 |
Martin Sherman’s award-winning play Bent is a story performers in an upcoming Hart House production are excited to share. The play, whose title references Nazi-era slang for gay men, opens in Berlin shortly after the Night of the Long Knives, in 1934, during which Hitler’s henchmen ca
Feb 16 2013 |
For many young gay people, cities are sacred places of discovery: of self, culture and community. I migrated to Toronto from a small town in New Brunswick after high school. Having grown up in a simple, functional family, I had a basic grasp of my sexuality and my interest in art but very little