Opinion: Grindr Can't Be Kindr

Last month, Grindr unveiled a new site (kindr.grindr.com) that shows the Grindr logo accompanied by the word “Kindr” and voice over from various interviews about sexual discrimination. Although the changes aren’t set to appear until September of 2018, no change can make Grindr kinder. Its racial discrimination doesn’t come from the app itself but rather the people using it and a simple app update cannot change that.

The Grindr app is simply an application that allows people to talk to others within their immediate location- anything past that is up to the user. Whether it be drugs, sex, or discrimination, the application is simply a means for the user to interact. It is clear that Grindr is an app that facilitates a toxicity within the gay community but it only enhances the toxicity that is already there.

The first problem with the Kindr campaign is that Grindr itself has not changed. Their advertisements across all platforms have perpetuated the Eurocentric standards of beauty and lean towards a gay, white, muscular man. Advertisements (such as those pictured in this article) show stereotypically “hot” white men in groups, already excluding any other race or body type. In an effort to add more voices to their campaign, Grindr has begun to reach out to its users about being interviewed in Los Angeles on their experiences with sexual discrimination. However, their ad to join the interviews had a photo of toned, tall, mostly white men. If they are open to changing the discrimination within the app, they must stop perpetuating the idea that those are what ideal gay men look like. When every ad for Grindr shows a singular body type or a majority of one race, it is perpetuating the idea that those are the most desired kind of people. Grindr’s marketing, advertisements, and pages for products like “Grindr Premium” thrive on the objectification of one kind of man.

The second problem with the Kindr campaign is that people cannot change with an app update. Whether the update bans discrimination in bios or gives users an equal platform, people’s preferences cannot change. Our inner homophobia is rooted deep and our “types” are a collection of our upbringings. Every ad for a commercial, every billboard for Calvin Klein briefs, every popular gay character on television has been a certain kind of body and we’ve engrained it into our heads. What will make Grindr kinder is self-reflection: thinking about what you like and why you like it. Until then, all an update will do is take up a little more space on your phone.

Madonna Sends Out an Adorable Message to the LGBTQ+ Community for Pride Month

On Sunday, The Queen of Pop sent a message out to her gay fans for Pride Month.

Last August, Madonna moved, along with her six children, to Lisbon, where they reside in a 12-bedroom palace and former boutique hotel. She’s hard at work on a new album with Music and American Life producer Mirwais, but she took some time out for an Insta tribute to the LGBTQ+ as NYC Pride was at its peak:

“Until I can Share MY music… I’m sending Love from Lisbon! …missing NY and the fierceness of the LGBT community that gave me life from the moment I landed there!! For Me, Pride Month is every month! This [Queen] bows down to every Gay Boy that taught me a. New dance, how to dress, how to slay, To stand tall in the face of adversity to not give up hope, to own my inner bitch and to love my flaws! #loveislove #gratitude #pride -Madonna

In the short video, Madonna is singing along with Demi Lovato's track "Solo." The 59-year-old icon puckered up to blow kisses to her fans through a cat filter.

Madonna’s relationship with the LGBTQ+ community goes back to day one. Her first mentor was a gay man named Christopher Flynn, her ballet teacher. He introduced Madonna to the gay community of her native Michigan before encouraging her to walk away from her partial scholarship to the University of Michigan and move to Manhattan to pursue a career.

In a 2010 appearance on Ellen with Ellen DeGeneres, Madonna appeared to talk about bullying, and she said, quite bluntly:

“I wouldn’t have a career if it weren’t for the gay community.”

Check out the adorable Instagram post here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BkarIwIATsY/?utm_source=ig_embed

Do You Sleep With Your Friends?

Do You Sleep With Your Friends?

Can You Maintain A Circle Of Friends Within A Circle Jerk?

#InstinctAfterDark. Admit it, you’ve probably slept with a friend at some point in your LGBTQ life. As I grow older, I continue to meet a variety of personalities who have completely different lifestyles than myself. One trait I’m finding common within a lot of friend circles I’ve lately encountered is that people apparently sleep with their best friends…like, what?

Now, I’m not talking about an ex who happens to still run in your friend group. But, there are many group of friends who are sleeping with one another off and on. Is this some sort of initiation? Is this normal? I get goosebumps thinking about having sex with any of my actual friends. Some have been in my life for a decade, so to even think of them outside of a family member is ridiculous. I’ve found it quite uncomfortable to be in a group setting with a plethora of friends: All of whom have slept with one another – and are vocal about their “Eskimo” brotherhood, to the point where it’s a joke.

While I support anyone sleeping with whomever they choose, I cannot help but give such a side eye to these alleged friendships that involve a bunch of people sleeping together – then getting brunch the next weekend. What happens when you want to introduce a potential new boyfriend to your group of friends: Would you want to be surrounded by someone who has seen you orgasm?

Do you believe it’s normal to have regular sex with your group of friends?

This was created by one of our Contributing Writers and does not reflect the opinion of Instinct Magazine or the other Contributing Writers when it comes to this subject.

New LGBT-Friendly YouTube Show Dissects Superheroes, Comics, And More

From the makers of Next of Ken, a popular countdown series on YouTube, which just crossed over 100,000 subscribers, The Amazing Offenders and Friends is a new weekly YouTube talk show where a team of nerds discuss the latest superhero news, review comic book movies, and debate which hero or villain would win in a segment called, “Superpowered Matchup.”

The LGBT-Friendly show aspires to merge straight culture with gay culture in order to create a dialogue between sexualities using a popular form of media that’s universally-beloved by all – comic books.

The show features nerds of varying ethnicities and some from across the sexuality spectrum including Gay, Straight, Bisexual, and Queer with the intention of introducing new and unique perspectives to both the hosts and the audience.

“The show doesn’t necessarily focus on LGBT politics,” co-host and co-creator Ryan O’Connor said. “It’s really just a platform for nerds of different sexualities and ethnicities to discuss and express our shared love of superheroes, comic books, and more. It’s an LGBT-friendly web series that’s accessible for everyone.”

The first two episodes have already gone LIVE on YouTube with new episodes uploaded each week.

To catch the latest episodes and subscribe to the channel, hop over to The Amazing Offenders and Friends and join the nerdy fun!

And if you don't want to leap over small cookies with a single click, here's episode 1.


A British Man Says His Pain Relief Medicine Turned Him Gay

Earlier this week, a British man made headlines for claiming that his medicine made him gay.

23-year-old Scott Purdy spoke to Daily Mail to say that his sexual orientation changed after taking Lyrica/Pregabalin. Purdy was taking the pain relief medicine after an accident, and then “four or five days later” he says he was no longer attracted to the opposite sex (which was awkward for his girlfriend).

“I had never been interested in men. When I was younger I was a little bit curious, but a couple of weeks after I started taking it I turned around and said I didn’t find her physically attractive anymore. “

“She knew I was taking Pregabalin.”

“I said to her, ‘I don’t really know what’s happening to me and I told her I like men and I just can’t be with you.’”

“She was relatively understanding, as understanding as you could possibly be.”

Due to the fact that Lyrica, or known professionally as Pregabalin, is also used to help with anxiety, our guess would be that the loss of anxiety helped Purdy come to terms with his bicurious sexuality. And, that’s exactly what experts, and Purdy’s father, believe.

After the news spread around online, Purdy appeared on ITV’s This Morning where an NHS professional, presenter, and author, named Dr. Ranj Singh, told him that “these feelings were probably already there.”

As the doctor added, “this has allowed you and given you permission to be who you are.”

On top of that, Purdy’s 57-year-old father, Nigel Purdy, told MailOnline that his son was always into men.

“I know my son and we have always just assumed he was bisexual; as it turns out he is gay. It’s just the way he was, even when he was younger,” claimed Nigel.

“It was his general mannerisms. A parent knows their child. I don’t know why he has waited to come out with all this. His whole life has been a lie.

“He has told me in the past that he admitted that he started experimenting with a lad when he was younger.”

Scott’s 56-year-old Stepmother Gail, also added that she’s known about his sexuality for years, “We’ve asked him for years if he likes men and he could have just admitted it to us.”

That said, Scott Purdy is adamant that this shift in his sexuality is totally based on the drug. In fact, he even brings up on This Morning the fact that he took pregabalin once before as a teenager going through cancer.

“They prescribed them for me after I had cancer to help me sleep.

“I have been on them for quite some while and I’m still straight.

“I saw that doctor on This Morning yesterday; how he managed to keep a straight face I don’t know.”

For now, Purdy insists that the medicine is what’s keeping him gay, and says that he’s happy that way.

Bisexual Man Claims Dating Men Is Better Than Women!

Bisexual Man Claims Dating Men Is Easier!

Is This The Ultimate Battle Of The Sexes?

#FIGHT! Let’s speak of dating horror stories for a moment: Upon my arrival in Los Angeles, I had the cutest, slinkiest shorts which made my rear look phenomenal…then, I get into my date’s car. Immediately, he groans: He’d made a reservation at a fancy restaurant where shorts on men weren’t acceptable. He made a fuss about canceling and we went to some hotel restaurant in lieu, but that’s really all on him for not mentioning anything. If you’re going to a 5-star restaurant; don’t let that be a surprise for a first date!

Now, imagine factoring all of these into heterosexual dating. I’m friends with arguably more women than men: I’ve seen my girlfriends get things handed to them – like, even a gift upon their arrival at a restaurant. They get a reward just for making attendance! I don’t think I’ve ever gotten flowers or anything upon simply showing up. Does this make heterosexual men more romantic – or are they trying to make up for something? Pressure by society? What is it?

Yes, it’s a ton of fun to go out on dates with various people you’ve met. It’s even more fun imagining your would-be relationship, but let’s be honest: Same-sex dating can be complete hell! There’s always the back-and-forth of who will pay, a comfortable with public display of affection, what activity to do, and apparently, even what to wear! While the straights can complain all they want, as can the LGBTQ community, I firmly believe gay people have it a little easier when it comes to dating. There isn’t necessarily a need to showboat or be dramatic. We save the drama for flash mob marriage proposals.

According to The Daily Mail, one 32-year-old male, bisexual New Yorker admits he prefers dating men over women, because it’s “easier and cheaper”. The unnamed man goes on to tell while he does enjoy his dates with men, he feels the need to work out and keep up his appearance more since the gay community is shallow. Also, he’s found himself more likely to be ghosted – you know, someone who disappears without a reason – by men. He likens to the men to not being able to commit to relationships for why he has yet to have something serious. Well…I’m sure a lot of us can agree!

Daily Mail’s article was inspired by the bisexual man’s daily diary which was released on The Cut. The unidentified man seems to be into men more than women in general, but definitely closeted to his coworkers and family. He seems highly motivated by sex, which seems to be much easier to get in the LGBTQ community. I think the man wants to get off more than he wants to fall in love, or even date.

Honestly, dating – even being a narcissistic, bisexual man – is complicated in general. Relationships equalizes all communities the same as nature. We’re all united by hookups, bad dates, flings, and long term relationships. There is no winning gender when it comes to dating. We’re all pretty much wandering around wet and googly eyed.

Do you believe dating men is easier than women?

This post is the opinion of this contributing writer to Instinct Magazine. Opinion pieces do not always reflect the stance of the magazine or the other contributing writers. 

Does Your Boyfriend 'Like' Others' Content?

Does Your Boyfriend 'Like' Others' Content?

Does Jealousy Get The Best Of Us?

#BAE! Alright, I have been thinking way too much about the imaginary boyfriend I have. While he's not physically, mentally, or emotionally around me; I enjoy visioning how our blossoming relationship would be. As an example, I get to gossip with my gaggle of gays and we discuss the various quirks in our would-be relationships. One pastime I've encountered is a handful of my friend's boyfriends - or vice versa - are constantly liking other people's social media posts. Call me jealous and crazy - I mean, it's why I'm painfully single - but when did this become acceptable?!

Hear me out, I'm not solely talking about someone liking say a life update on a new career, an engagement, and the like. I'm mainly focused on the thirst trap photographs a lot of people seem to frequently post to their social media. While I cannot speak on anyone else's relationships; I cannot help but ask: Why on Earth would I appreciate my boyfriend sending a low key wink to someone in a jockstrap? Personally, I'd rather my future suitor to not even have social media, but I digress.

Flip Side: Are you comfortable with your friends liking a ton of your boyfriend's photographs on social media? I would definitely be giving a side eye - and an expulsion - to any friend who was actively going through my would-be boyfriend's pictures and giving a thumbs up. Hell, I'd likely flip a table in the event someone is commenting and trying to be cute. I firmly believe your friends should stay completely separate from your dating life. Call it a jealousy tactic, but there is such a thing as being too close. 

How do you react when it comes to your boyfriend and social media?


This post is the opinion of this contributing writer to Instinct Magazine. Opinion pieces do not always reflect the stance of the magazine or the other contributing writers.  

New Survey Shows How Many Chicagoans Identity As LGBTQ! 

According to Chicago Pride, the results from a first-of-its-kind study were released by the Chicago Department of Public Health. Among the numbers, the study shares that 7.5% - or 146,000 citizens – identify as LGBTQ! Hell yeah! The report was done to gather information to help the progress of the LGBTQ community in Chicago and to inform the city we're here to stay – well, some of us – and our needs must be on politician's priority list. Out of the mass number released, over ten thousand identify as Transgender. 

I am proudly from the Southside of Chicago, Illinois, which is more or less sometimes known as the slums. I've been gifted into having blood in my veins that has been passed down for several generations of Chicagoans.

Throughout my childhood, I longed for the days where I would eventually meet someone like me, you know, gay.

Although I had been a ruthless child, chatting with gay men online when I was literally in third grade, it wasn't until I reached the age of 14 and decided to make a Myspace profile when I eventually befriended others who were of like age and openly gay. Being a gay teenager in the mid 2000s was definitely not what it is now. 

Even though I decided to be a black sheep of my family and move away from the Windy City, I represent every which way I can. But while I was in Chicago, I dreamed of expanding my friendships and meeting people just like me. Fortunately, it wasn't long into my teenage years when I began to discover a plethora of gays far and wide, all hailing from the same city but different skin colors, voices, and levels of flamboyancy. After attending what was then known as Fag Frat parties (hosted by a slew of older men who targeted youth to celebrate their sexual orientation) I transcended into the beautiful abyss which we all know as Boystown: Chicago's primarily LGBTQ neighborhood. Those colorful streets have essentially raised me into the man I am today - chaos potentially included. I have always stated Chicago gays are the most welcoming, and most real in the nation. I mean, I did literally write a parodied version of Boystown into a self-published novel, Paused. But, I didn't realize how many of us LGBTQ citizens there truly are in Chicago! 

The estimates found that 138,000 adults identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual while 10,500 identify as transgender. Some adults fell into both groups.

In addition to the number of rainbows peeps inhabiting the city, the report also shares that Lesbian women are more likely to be smokers, LGBTQ youth are not getting wellness check-ups (which I completely agree), and male and female youth who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual are more likely to report being physically forced to have sex.

Does Gallup need to redo its poll?

h/t: chicago.gopride.com

Woman Outraged Gay Porn Filmed In Her Home!

Woman Outraged Gay Porn Filmed In Her Home!

Does She Have A Right To Be Upset?

#WHAT?! Alright, so I’ve been to quite a few – who am I kidding – a ton of house parties in rented homes from websites such as AirBnB which have been absolute chaos. I’ve literally seen fist fights, vomit, and worse go on within the confines of a rented home. Fortunately, as a party goer, I didn’t have to suffer a fine or regret for some wild antics. I’m always so curious to the damage to a reputation and future decision making which occur after these wild Hollywood parties I’ve attended in the past. This next story I’m about to tell you takes the outrage of having a handful of people in your home to a whole new level.

According to Queerty, a Massachusetts homeowner, Leah Bassett, discovered her luxurious abode was used in scenes for gay and transsexual porn. Bassett rented out her home for several months between 2014 an 2015 to a gentleman who then allowed Monica Jensen AKA Nica Noelle, owner of adult film company, Mile High Media. Jensen decided to take advantage of the home and filmed numerous porn scenes within the confines. If walls could talk, right?

Bassett claims the renter promised the home wouldn’t be used for commercial purposes – porn included, and the gorgeous Martha’s Vineyard space suffered about $16K in damages. What the hell we’re they doing in there?! Apparently, Bassett self-discovered numerous photos, including said porn stars taking photographs in the home and boasting of their stay. But, also – girl – what kind of porn is getting you off?! To make matters worse, the porn company didn’t even purchase their own…supplies. They used Bassett’s linens and other decorations in her home for their scenes! You’ve got to be kidding me! Bassett claims she couldn’t live in the home for two years because of emotional stress.

As comedic as this may be, I’m totally on Bassett’s side. This is absolutely absurd and lazy on the part of the film company. Get your own crap- why are you using a stranger’s belongings?! I hope she sues them for what it’s worth and more- because the act the company did is absolutely vile!

Would you be comfortable renting out your home to an adult film company?

This post is the opinion of this contributing writer to Instinct Magazine. Opinion pieces do not always reflect the stance of the magazine or the other contributing writers.

Instinct Exclusive: Professional Wrestler, Jake Atlas

Instinct Exclusive: Professional Wrestler, Jake Atlas!

Please Put Me In A Headlock!

WOOF! Okay, if there’s anyone to willingly receive a smackdown from, it’s none other than Professional Wrestler, Jake Atlas! I first introduced you to Atlas after he publicly came out of the closet to Gay Star News in an emotional interview. Upon reading the interview, Atlas had a little blip within the LGBTQ media. After careful investigation, I realized how jealous I was realizing he lived so close to me and like, I obviously could give a more exciting interview! No one gets questioned like someone during an Instinct Exclusive: Just ask Disney’s Jessica Marie Garcia and openly gay Hockey Player, Brock McGillis.

With some heavy convincing I’m not a total creep, Atlas happily came to my office in Los Angeles. Immediately, I’m greeted by his warm smile, bodacious body, and caring nature. I almost got a little starstruck: He’s attractive as hell and looks like a hotter version of my ex-boyfriend! How could I not be smitten?! After some nervous rambling from me to start, Atlas cocks his head, perks a smile, and asks where we begin. We sat down for an incredible interview where I talked probably too much more than he cared for, but I got the chance to explore more of his personality. Check it out, including some smoke show photos of Atlas and myself, below:



Mickey Keating: Wait, so I hear you’re a Nanny?

Jake Atlas: Yeah! I babysit for a gay couple who have two kids.

MK: Do they ever like, hit on you?

JA: [Laughs] No! They are super chill. They’re in their 50s, I’m like their son. They work in the Entertainment industry. One is the set designer of [an extremely popular reality television show]. I coach one of the sons for Gymnastics. When I stopped coaching, they needed someone to watch their kids. I was available!

MK: [Omitting reality television ramble: His boss works for a show my friend was on] What’s your favorite reality show?

JA: I don’t watch any. I barely watch scripted shows. I recently got into Riverdale. I watch the first season. But, it’s really hard for me to get into television. If I watch anything, it’s Wrestling. I study [the sport]. I need to watch it in order to be successful.

MK: Although you’ve already told of your start of Wrestling, please give us a mind refresher.

JA: On the circuit, professionally, I’ve been Wrestling for over a year and six months. Though I’ve been training for over three years.

MK: Did you have the Wrestling action figures when you were a kid? I remember having the Sable and Jacqueline action figures…because I thought they we’re hot. I loved them!

JA: [Laughs] I had everyone! I had Trish Stratus, Lida, The Rock, Stone Cold…all of them! I don’t have them anymore, though! I had a rebellious phase where I hated the world and everything so I tossed a lot of my [Wrestling memorabilia] in the trash. Even those toy [WWE] belts!

MK: What?! Why!?

JA: I don’t know! I guess, I was struggling with…well, I had a crush on a guy. I was going through a rebellious stage. It was a cause and effect. Since I was acting up at home, my mom would punish me. She’d punish me by making me not watch Wrestling. So, at some point I just F this and tossed things. [Throwing away my dreams] was my way of coping, which I regret so much.

MK: In your Gay Star Interview, you mentioned you’d bully the boys you had crushes on! You owe someone an apology! And I say this as someone who has slept with his high school bully! I can relate to the boys you were talking about.

JA: In second or third grade, that’s when I would see a boy and be like: “I feel something”. Maybe not, I know you’re cute, because I didn’t know what that meant yet. I wanted to be their friend and would get jealous if they were talking to other boys. I wanted to be around them all the time.

MK: We’re they gay boys?

JA: No. They were just regular dudes. I almost kept them around me like my bodyguards. I think they were a little intimidated of me. I would make fun of whoever they were talking too. I specifically recall one of [the guys I liked] had a birthmark which I used to make fun of all the time. If I liked a guy, I would act like I hated him.

MK: Are you still friends with them?

JA: [Laughs] No, I have no idea what they are doing right now. I stopped being friends with them because I moved.



MK: So, I’m dying to ask. Am I getting a date or what? What’s your type?

JA: Well, I’ve only had one boyfriend. I don’t really know what I’m into. I don’t have a type. I haven’t experienced much. I’ve always been afraid of being in public with someone.

MK: You cannot sit there and tell me you don’t have a type. There is one attribute you have to be attracted too. Unless you’re like, asexual?

JA: [Laughs] I’m not asexual. I’m into dating, for sure. Okay, fine – he has to be athletic. Not necessarily Masc4Masc, but someone who I can go skydiving, cliff diving, anyone who like adrenaline activities.

MK: Okay! So, you just literally described Masc4Masc!

JA: [Laughs] Okay, well, someone who isn’t afraid of anything and knows how to cook! I don’t know how to cook. I’m Hispanic, my mom always cooked everything for me growing up. Otherwise, esthetics I don’t care too much. I like someone who can make me laugh.

MK: What’s the last date you’ve been on?

JA: The last date I’ve been on was three years ago. That was the official date. I’m usually the one who pays, it makes me feel more comfortable.

MK: How about your ideal date? Are you a homebody or a club boy?

JA: I’m both! I can chill at home and watch movies. But, I love to go out and drink with friends. I’m not looking to date, but I’m open to it as long as they understand my goals and ambitions. Someone great will have to come along to change my relationship status.

MK: Thank God! I was looking at your photos hoping you didn’t only work out all the time.

JA: I’m 23-years-old! I want to act my age. I’m responsible and [get my work done], but I do have time to go out and have fun.

MK: Do you have a big family? You’re giving me oldest sibling vibes.

JA: I’m the middle child! I was raised by my mom and I have a brother and a sister. I’m close with both of my siblings. I’ll watch the NBA Lakers with my brother, but I love my sister and am really close with her.

MK: Okay, back to wrestling. I’m aware there’s good guys, coined Face, and bad guys, termed Heel. Which are you?! Do those terms even apply to Professional Wrestling?

JA: Oh yes they do! And, that’s a very good question. I am a Heel! I’m a bad guy. It’s easier for me to be the [villain]. It’s more fun to play a character and be a dick. I walk around and call myself a superstar. It’s all about ego.

MK: What’s your favorite Wrestling move?

JA: I perform what’s called a DDT. It’s where I grab someone by the head and plant them down. I do that from the top rope and do a cartwheel into it. I ended up calling this move the LGBDDT. [Honoring the LGBTQ community] (Check out the move below:)



#tbt Cartwheel DDT.

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MK: I have to ask: Are you getting turned on while you’re performing?

JA: Absolutely not! I am out there Wrestling and doing my job. I’m not getting turned on by anyone. I don’t even like to mix my personal life with professional. I’m only speaking out now to reach out and help others.

MK: You claim to be one of the openly gay Professional Wrestlers. Does this mean you know there are some closeted Wrestlers in the business?

JA: Oh, one-hundred percent. I’m not going to sit here and out them. I’m not hooking up with them, but if you’re gay you just know. It’s from an interaction or comment or innuendo that’s made. You can draw conclusions. To clarify, I was the first openly gay Rookie of the Year – or perhaps the first openly gay winner of any Professional Wrestling Award which Southern California presents.

MK: Are you planning to use your title – or profession – to rise in the LGBTQ community? I’ve seen plenty of gay celebrities come up from nothing and try to make appearances at every gay event in the world. Your title could take you incredibly far with branding.

JA: I see what you’re getting at. I do want to get more involved with the LGBTQ community. Ideally, I’d like to be an ambassador to connect the LGBTQ community to Wrestling. I would love for Wrestling to have a face in the nationwide Gay Pride Parades. But, I’m not too familiar with more parts of the LGBTQ community. I don’t even know what White Party Palm Springs is. I hope I can be involved in the events in the future though. I unfortunately don’t even have gay friends. I wasn’t open about my sexuality for so long. I would occasionally venture to West Hollywood though to feel more of myself. No one cared or seemed to notice me. They were all drunk anyway.

MK: Well, with those dimples; the LGBTQ community is going to eat you up!

JA: [They can have a little piece of me by purchasing my Jake Atlas shirt, I’m The Bomb. Shoot me a message on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook and I’ll make sure you get one!]

MK: Let’s be real: After being on Gay Star News, your social media has to of been blowing up. How many unsolicited nude photos have you been receiving?

JA: Ohh, a lot! I honestly think I received over a hundred nude photographs of strangers. After one article, I gained a lot more social media followers and the pictures followed soon after. I wasn’t attracted or in love with anyone who sent me these pictures. [Laughs] I barely even took the time to look through them. I added people who sent me an actual message, otherwise I ignored the rest.



Out of my way, commoners.

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MK: What are your goals for the future?

JA: I want to be in the WWE. I also don’t want to be a gay Wrestler. I want to be a Wrestler who happens to be gay. Success is subjective to whatever the individual considers. However, the general success of getting into the WWE and being in the Hall of Fame is rare. I’ve got what it takes. I want to be a WWE Champion who is gay. That is my main accomplishment.

To keep up to date with all of the going on’s in Atlas’ life, don’t forget to follow him on Twitter and Instagram!

Writer’s Note: Quotes have been edited for clarity.

This post is the opinion of this contributing writer to Instinct Magazine. Opinion pieces do not always reflect the stance of the magazine or the other contributing writers.