Flannery O’Connor might have thought a good man was hard to find, but around this time every year at the Instinct offices, we have too many good men to count! Yes, the highly anticipated Leading Men Issue is here—and these gentlemen are deserving of your full attention.
If you had an Internet connection this summer, then you’ve likely seen our cover guy, singer-songwriter Steve Grand, before. But in his first national LGBT magazine feature, this summer’s Internet sensation is taking us through the whirlwind of his “All-American Boy” single and video release—and proving that he has no plans to be a one-hit wonder. But Steve is just one of 20 fantastic honorees for 2013! You’ll also get to know a diverse collection of characters, from a Pennsylvania lawmaker to a barrier-breaking athlete, Oscar-winning producers to some vocal (and persuasive) gay geeks.
And seeing as this marks Instinct’s 10th installment of the Leading Men feature, we also brought back two of your favorite alums. Proposition 8 plaintiffs (and newlyweds!) Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami take over this issue’s Soapbox and fill us in on life since this summer’s historic Supreme Court rulings and what we should all be doing now in the march toward full equality.
Elsewhere in the October/November issue, Mo Rocca is explaining how he went from funny stories to hard news to his new gig in the kitchen with some seriously adorable seniors. Plus, we’re showcasing two different travel destinations with two very different climates, as things get a bit chilly in Edinburgh and stay sunny in L.A. And just in time for the upcoming holiday party season, our fashion director has styled up gorgeous formal wear that offers great ideas for every guy.
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