Exposed: Eric McKinney

Full Name: Eric William McKinney

Birthday: June 12, 1985

Zodiac Sign:  Gemini

Hometown: Morristown, Tennessee

Current Town: Morristown, Tennessee

I feel the most confident when: I have just finished a good run --- heart pounding, blood flowing strong, lungs sucking in air. Or, when I've just finished several hours of intense shopping and I'm heading back to the truck with a bulk of shopping bags on my arms. 

What's one item you can't leave home without? My iPod, because music is what gets me through each day.

What's your favorite food? My taste buds are always changing, but currently, it's a toss-up between Zaxby's Wings & Things meal or a big juicy hamburger covered in portobello mushrooms and swiss cheese. If you want to skip the main course and go straight for the good stuff, it's a slice of cheesecake covered in raspberry sauce.

My greatest achievement has been: Learning to be comfortable in my own skin.

What do you hope your next greatest achievement will be? Given that there has been a writer dwelling inside me since early childhood, one achievement to hope for is publishing my writing and the opportunity to see my work displayed on the shelves of a local bookstore.  

Boxers or briefs? Briefs.

If you won $1 million (tax free) and had to give half of it away, who would you give it to? I would give it to a handful of people who are important to me, with the requirement that they use the money to see the world, to travel somewhere or everywhere that they've always wanted to see. I know that traveling abroad is an experience that can change a person's life, and I feel that giving others the chance to have that experience would be a special and rewarding use of that money.

WhistlePig + Alfa Romeo F1

SHOREHAM, VT (September 13, 2023) — WhistlePig Whiskey, the leaders in independent craft whiskey, and Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake are waving the checkered flag on a legend-worthy release that’s taking whiskey to G-Force levels. The Limited Edition PiggyBack Legends Series: Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Barrel is a high Rye Whiskey selected by the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake drivers, with barrels trialed in their wind tunnel to ensure a thrilling taste in every sip.

The third iteration in WhistlePig’s Single Barrel PiggyBack Legends Series, the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Barrel is bottled at 96.77 proof, a nod to Valtteri Bottas’ racing number, 77, and the precision of racing. Inspired by Zhou Guanyu, the first Chinese F1 driver, this Rye Whiskey is finished with lychee and oolong tea. Herbal and floral notes of the oolong tea complement the herbaceous notes of WhistlePig’s signature PiggyBack 100% Rye, rounded out with a juicy tropical fruit finish and a touch of spice.

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Nurse Practitioner Ari Kravitz

When I started medical transition at 20 years old, it was very difficult to get the care I needed for hormone replacement therapy because there are very few providers trained in starting hormones for trans people, even though it’s very similar to the hormones that we prescribe to women in menopause or cisgender men with low testosterone.

I hope more providers get trained in LGBTQ+ healthcare, so they can support patients along their individual gender journey, and provide the info needed to make informed decisions about their body. I’ve personally seen my trans patients find hope and experience a better quality of life through hormone replacement therapy.

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Descanso Resort swimming pool and lounge area

Descanso Resort, Palm Springs' premier destination for gay men, just received Tripadvisor's highest honor, a Travelers' Choice "Best of the Best" award for 2023. Based on guests' reviews and ratings, fewer than 1% of Tripadvisor's 8 million listings around the world receive the coveted "Best of the Best" designation. Descanso ranked 12th in the top 25 small inns and hotels category in the United States. Quite an accomplishment!

Open less than two years, Descanso Resort offers gay men a relaxing and luxurious boutique hotel experience just minutes away from Palm Springs' buzziest restaurants, nightclubs, and shopping. Descanso has quickly established itself as a top destination for sophisticated gay travelers, earning hundreds of 5-star guest reviews and consistently ranking in Trapadvisor's top positions alongside brother properties Santiago Resort and Twin Palms Resort.

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