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Grecian Guild built sense of community for gay men

March 08, 2016
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H. Lynn Womack was at a turning point in his young life. Very little about Womack was easy to ignore. He was rotund and known for his voracious appetite and booming laugh. Womack was an albino, his hair a glistening white from a young......

Magazines provided risky outlet of desire for closeted gay men

January 12, 2016
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In the 1940s and 1950s, there existed a group of men who were both excited and fearful when they made the trek to the mailbox every day. "Had the magazine arrived that day? Did the mail carrier suspect anything? What about my wife? Or the......

FOCUS ON Photographer Ben McNutt

December 15, 2015
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Ben McNutt is a young photographer who focuses his camera on one of Bob's favorite subjects, wrestling. As a student at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Ben presented his thesis in the form of a photography show that paired his......

Magazine used as sounding board for Mizer's social commentary

December 09, 2015
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True followers of Bob Mizer’s “Physique Pictorial” know that the publication was more than just a menagerie of pretty faces and toned bodies – it was a place where the artist could offer his insight into the social and political......

Artist's illustrations breathe life into taboo desires

December 01, 2015
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While his mainstream counterparts in the art world were being trained in some of the world’s finest art institutes and honing their craft in sterile classrooms among the rigidity of academia, the erotic artist known as Rex received his......

Update: Apple Tests Virtual Chastity Belt – Declares War on Hot Bods

March 03, 2010
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Last week we reported that Apple still sucks, what we didn’t know at the time is, they double suck. That is, Apple’s sweep of “sexually explicit” content – AMG’s Brasil Boys and Beefcake! apps included......

Apple Tests Virtual Chastity Belt – Declares War on Hot Bods

February 23, 2010
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In a polarizing sweep that should surprise no one, the cleanest name in computing, Apple, has reportedly dumped nearly 5 thousand apps from the iTunes store, leaving smut peddlers everywhere scratching their heads. One such smut dealer is......

Bob Mizer on: Censorship

December 15, 2009
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“It is an assault to the dignity of man and his creator to treat any portion of the body as something shameful and disgusting.”  Physique Pictorial October 1965...

Focus on: Photographer Mark Christopher

November 18, 2016
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The Bob Mizer regularly profiles experimental photographers in order to fulfill part of its mission statement. This week, we feature a Q&A with Bay Area photographer Mark Christopher, who cites Mizer himself among his artistic......

Beefcake From Across the Pond, Part III: From Muscle & Fitness to Barrington's Boys

December 27, 2016
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Author’s note: This is the third in a three-part series on the history of physique culture in Great Britain. Look for a separate profile of British physique photographer John S. Barrington on January 3....

Focus on: Photographer Warren Giddarie

March 14, 2017
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Like the other male physique photographers who came before him, Warren Giddarie appreciates a perfect body and handsome face. ...

Columnist lays bare our fascination with men in uniform

September 05, 2017
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By Andrew Barnhill...

'Not guilty' verdict in Peacock case was major stride forward for sexual liberty

October 09, 2017
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Michael Peacock, quite simply, is a force to be reckoned with -- a fact that one prosecuting attorney learned the hard way....

Reagan-era report called for boycott of adult materials

November 07, 2017
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Only 16 years after a presidential commission recommended loosening restrictions on the availability of adult materials, members of a second commission claimed that a connection exists between pornography and organized crime. ...

Foundation exclusive: Q&A with Michael Peacock

November 12, 2017
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You might recall the name Michael Peacock from our article that was published a few weeks ago. Though we've received plenty of positive feedback on that piece, there's truly nothing better than hearing one's story in his or her own words......