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September 27, 2016

Mary J. Blige Claps Back

Shortly after the first Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Apple Music released a trailer for an upcoming interview between Clinton and singer Mary J. Blige, and social media took off. 

I first saw the video on facebook the morning of the 27th, the day after the debates, and I instinctively checked the comments. There, I confirmed my own initial feelings:

After non stop clowning all day, Mary J. Blige finally clapped back.

Within seconds, she deleted the tweet, but it was too late thanks to +LeeBruhGreene . Mary, girl, are you big mad or little mad? 

August 26, 2016

Logo's Finding Prince Charming, aka The Gay Bachelor

Apparently this has been in the works for a while now. In doing my research for this post I found videos and articles from at least one month ago talking about the creation of this god awful mess. Look, it's not because this is a "Gay version of the Bachelor" that I call it a god awful mess. Let's get some basics out of the way: The Bachelor on ABC and the idea behind the show, the very concept, is trash. Absolute garbage. How can any self respecting woman (or man, "Bachelorette" on ABC) live in a house with 10-12 other people all vying for the same person? Like, people actually watch this garbage? 

Well congratulations gays! You, too, now have equality in this regard. Thanks to Logo TV you can also find representation in one of the most horrible forms of "reality" TV this country has to offer. In 2010 I was totally here for "The A List: New York", also by Logo, but

August 25, 2016

Did Grindr Just Make it Easier to Discriminate?

In an era of openness, willingness, acceptance, and equality, most out gay men find themselves, whether willing or otherwise, representing the greater LGBTQ+ community in one form or another. Some go all out, become activists, engage in dialogue, debate, and conversation surrounding a multiple array of topics, while others are more laid back, and the rest fall somewhere in between. At Edugaytion, we have held multiple conversations about a variety of topics and discussions. One such discussion surrounded gay dating apps and the "Preference vs Racism" argument, and the discussion is nothing new. It has raged on for years now; the debate over whether or not broadcasting that you only want to date one type of man, filtered out by a number of line items (size, ethnicity, age, etc) is any form of "-ist" or just one's personal preference. 

Many of the discussions that I have had that surround these -isms have concluded with the same compromise: You can have your problematic view of the world and dating, but you shouldn't put it out there for others to see. It is more damaging for one to say "No blacks, no femme, no Asian, DDF" than to simply not respond to those people when they approach you. Ideally, if the world were as equal and progressive as we all like to pretend, everyone would have a chance with everyone, or at very least we wouldn't have material for Douchebags of Grindr. 

So imagine my surprise when after a recent update to the app, I was scrolling through Grindr and saw a new addition to the user interface, the "edit my type" button. "Oh lord", I said to myself, "what is this all about...?" I reluctantly clicked