The Great Gay Web
This month, EDGE takes a look at how the World Wide Web impacts gay and lesbian life from online hookups to civil rights. Is the Internet evolving our world, or fragmenting it? Join us as we investigate the Great Gay Web.
Today’s teens and 20-somethings are the first generation to grow up with the Internet. And why have sites like Facebook become so popular with LGBT youth? EDGE’s Scott Stiffler looks into the phenomenon of the Internet Generation.
For today’s tuned-in and turned-on LGBT, the Internet is a one-stop shopping destination for the three major impulses that keep us going: sex, gossip and sex. EDGE’s Scott Stiffler spoke to six LGBT bloggers to find out just why they post on the Web.
It seemed only yesterday we were renting VHS tapes from the corner video store. And while it seemed the advent of DVD revolutionized the world of prerecorded sex, it was but a precursor to today’s industry, when eager consumers can download entire movies from the web. What’s next? EDGE takes a look at how evolving technology continues to change the business of gay pornography.
One of the best things about hooking up with a really hot guy is telling your best friend about it the next day. Maybe the pair of you giggle about how hung he was or gripe about how badly he gave head. Well, when "Alex" has a story to relate the morning after, he shares it with thousands of people around the world on his blog The Great Cock Hunt.
Rather than stifle the voice within, some of your favorite EDGE editors and reporters maintain their own blogs. Interested in what they have to say off the record? Here’s a guide to their unique sites and styles.
Never one to mince words, EDGE Style Editor Jason Salzenstein offers his opinion of the recent news report about the girls in Florida who lured a classmate to a private home in order to beat her, recording it on video in order to post it on YouTube.
The internet has become fastest, easiest way for casual hookups in the gay community. While HIV and other STDs are on the rise because of this unfortunate phenomenon, gay health and dating websites are fighting back by providing much needed information on safe sex. Read on to find out which websites are leading the way.
"The Internet is for sex," sings the cast of the musical "Avenue Q." It is certainly true for gay men, many of whom use it as a prime way of hooking up. EDGE’s Scott Stiffler looks at the phenomena and what’s to come -- virtual sex anyone?
For most gay men the name Manhunt.net conjures images of late night hookups and pages upon pages of profiles of hot (and not so hot) naked men. Since its launch seven years ago the company has extended its steamy, sweaty grasp from Boston across the country to become one of the largest gay websites in the United States. In the last few years it has gone international, helping men hook up in Mexico, South America, the U.K., Western Europe and Australia, among other far-flung locales.
Comedic actor Liam Sullivan and his alter ego "Kelly" have become an internet phenomenon. Armed with a designer handbag full of catchphrases "Betch!" "Deck!" "Shetbag!") and a viral online video named "Shoes," Sullivan has parlayed his Kelly character into a one-woman empire of bumper stickers, T-shirts, mp3s and shet like that.
Now that actual human contact is so passť these days, getting your daily fill on hot gay blogs is the new best way to keep in touch with the rest of the gays out there!
You’ve seen those e-Harmony ads -- the ones that promise to match you with the right partner for life. But as it turns out, gays and lesbians need not apply. Scott Stiffler looks at this dating service and its relationship to the LGBT community. He even took the e-Harmony test. (And guess what -- he was rejected!