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Indeed, everybody does poop, but is gross-out humor ever genuinely funny? It depends on who you ask I guess. But don’t count it out yet; now available on DVD, “Adam & Steve” is an uproariously hysterical parody of romantic comedies that grips you in guffaw. Once you’re beyond a few crass antics for the lowbrow crowd, the movie stands alongside any classic romp with nonstop laughs. Steve’s right hand man, Michael, is a refreshing change of pace from the flamboyantly goofy character Chris Kattan usually undertakes. Kattan is adorably handsome as the prototypical straight guy, offering the complete package of off-handed counterculture wisecracks, a pouted bottom lip that almost makes up for the previous, and the quintessential come-hither thigh clapping. His tongue-in-cheek combined with Parker Posey’s self-deprecation bring balance to the absurd comedic devices throughout. Lookout for the lure of Noah Segan as a twink-a-licious psychoanalyst club kid intent on sharing his thoughts.


Craig Chester, yet another example of one considered unconventionally attractive by some, and Malcolm Gets, whose distinguished gentleman looks are soured by camera angles, his character’s incidental incontinence, and “snarffy” facial expressions (think Jim Varney as Ernest), do however play well together on screen. So well, that you forget that they’re acting — a rare treat these days.

My only gripe lies in the scarcity of gay clichés believe it or not. The grandiose title, promising the gay romance of all gay romances, or more particularly, the apogeal parody of one, ultimately lets us down. The movie mocks romantic comedies more than poking fun specifically at queer romantic comedies or even the current gay dating culture in general. I would rather have had the title be reserved for a more serious, or at least, more deserving film. And no, I don’t feel more okay with incontinence as the movie ridiculously attempts to effect. All that said, it’s still drop dead funny. Should you see it…definitely! Should you buy it to have for all times, yes, but only at a nicely discounted rate.

If you’re reading this after watching the movie, test your partner. After all the laughs, can they remember which one was Adam and which was Steve (without reading the DVD cover of course)?

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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