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Jesse Monteadudo – QNotes

Providence Lost

Twenty-twenty has been a terrible year for the world in general and for the United States in particular. We face a new and unexpected scourge, COVID-19, which has struck at least a million Americans, killed over a 100,000 of us, and caused the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression.

Coronavirus Journal, Part Three

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It has been more than three months since COVID-19 changed our lives forever. Things that we once took for granted are no longer with us, at least for the near future. In many ways, I am one of the lucky ones.

Coronavirus Journal Part Two

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Recently, I took a break from my COVID-19 lockdown and drove up Wilton Dr. South Florida’s queer Main Street that looked sad and forlorn, and unusually empty.

Coronavirus Journal

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When I first heard about COVID-19 (coronavirus), I was on a cruise ship, sailing with thousands of other gay men on Atlantis Events’ annual Caribbean cruise.

ReQueered Tales

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During this time of COVID-19, when many of us are forced to stay in our homes, we search for books that would entertain and inspire us.

Presenting the Manatomy Awards

On Feb. 6 Mr. Man announced the winners of the Sixth Annual Manatomy Awards. These Awards, we are told, “shines a spotlight on the past year’s naked male achievements in film and TV.”

The Perfect Trumper

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“Baby Trump” is a joke, but Hoyt Hutchinson was not laughing. Instead, he “was shaking with anger” when he saw Baby Trump near Bryant-Denny Stadium and vowed to “pop this balloon,” according to his Facebook post.

Pedro Zamora: 25 Years Later

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Fifty inaugural LGBTQ “pioneers, trailblazers and heroes” were inducted into the Wall of Honor as part of this year’s Stonewall 50 festivities. The youngest of these was Pedro Pablo Zamora.

A (Long) History of Physique Magazines

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I saw my first physique magazine when I was 13 years old (1966), in a newsstand in downtown Miami. Though I did not yet know what I was, I knew that I found other men attractive, and I was instinctively drawn to the magazines’ models, who were completely naked from the back or tastefully covered with a posing strap upfront.