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A wonderful Katastrophe

He's kind of a big deal according to our favorite track off of Katastrophe's third album, The Worst Amazing - and we believe him.

This emcee's rat-a-tat machine gun flow lends itself to each track as if it were another percussion instrument with tiny nuances throughout that remind you the rapper isn't straight. 

At times, Katastrophe's (aka Rocco Kayiatos) crooning is reminiscent of a chain-smoking, whiskey drinking, soul singer and other times his voice is as smooth and rich as a bedroom r&b singer.

The latest CD offers snapshot of the end of adolescence and the precipice of adulthood. Tracks like "Til It's Gone" and "Halfway Happy" offer a laid back, jazzy, classic 90s era kind of beat with a message that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, while "Tonight" and "Big Deal" are tongue-in-cheek dance tracks that will set any crowd in motion.

Rocco is also the co-founder of the transman mag Original Plumbing and has received shout-outs from The Advocate, Out Magazine and was crowned Producer of the Year by Out Music Awards for his debute album "Let's Fuck, Then Talk About My Problems."

Responsible drinking

The eleventh unique flavor in the Absolut portfolio, Absolut Berri Acai is an on-trend blend of açai, blueberry and pomegranate with an elegant focused berry aroma; a pure, vital and slightly juicy taste; and a smooth expressive, fresh and berry finish.

Featuring a tangy and ripe berry-flavor that’s smooth and fresh with a natural sweetness, Absolut Berri Acai draws upon the characters of three of today’s most popular berry flavors – acai, blueberry and pomegranate. 

Like other Absolut flavors, it creates exceptional cocktails when combined with anything from juices and sodas to muddled fruit and champagne. Mixed with club soda, it conjures up a lazy summer afternoon, even in the winter. Shake with cranberry juice and orange liqueur, it becomes an exceptionally flirty and delicious version of the Cosmopolitan. 

Similar to its predecessors, Absolut Berri Acai is  made from all-natural ingredients, and contains no sugar and no added preservatives, so you can responsibly drink a responsible drink. Available nationwide in stores, restaurants and bars. Cheers!

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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by Spectrum Medical Care Center

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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