FOLLOW by Levi Jackman Foster

It started with soap. My attention was drawn to this one ad by a fancy soap company that produces hand crafted soaps and markets them with cute boys. Anyone who knows me well can bet their money on winning me over with an expensive bar of soap and a boy with a melting smile and a hairy chest. So after

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Slava Mogutin on “Bros & Brosephines”

It was about ten years ago, in the deep ends of the Internet, when I heard of a New York based artist named Slava Mogutin. There was no Tumblr to browse queer art, no super easy access to an abundance of amazing queer zines and I was still a Christian farm-raised baby from former USSR fresh off the plane in

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Hello Mr.’s “The Issues.”

Launching an independent queer magazine in the 2010s, keeping it afloat and financially viable is a task as challenging as laying a track in the 1800s. Mr. Ryan Fitzgibbon of Hello Mr. has managed to do it all gallantly and professionally – and is ready for the next step in expanding what he’s learned and sharing his knowledge and experience

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Ivan by Justin Violini

Blessed be the day! Forget it’s Monday, it’s time to celebrate a long awaited comeback to Grateful Grapefruit. Justin left a void back in 2013 after dropping the ever magnetic Levi. Mr. Violini quenches the long-lasting thirst with a study into the male physique under the Dalmatian sun. We’re double dipping with Ivan. Feast your eyes.

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Getting my shit together with Matt Chapman

About a year ago I embarked on a mission. With 30 grinning around the corner and my physical health suffering under immense pressure and stress at work, late night conference calls and poor food and lifestyle choices I decided to start investing a decent amount of my time and energy in the only asset I *really* have – me. I

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Hi again!

Just like the under appreciated Lisa Kudrow show The Comeback, it took me around 10 years to come back to Grateful Grapefruit. Only two actually, but you get the gist. A lot has changed tho… Bare with me for a second, because I am about to sound like Madonna right when she discovered Instagram. You can embed Instagram now, and you

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NAKED BOYS READING IN BERLIN

If Grateful Grapefruit was an event it would be Naked Boys Reading. It is an event series of readings organised for gentlemen who like cocks and culture. Combining intellect and instinct, this literary salon features in-the-buff readings by “local beefcakes, bears, twinks, otters, butch femmes, sissy sluts, boys next door with an exhibitionist streak and lovers of naturism with a well-endowed library”. This

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COLOR BLOCKING: RED HOT 100 in BERLIN

Gingers are a rare species. Their possession of a soul is a topic of debate. Their predictability is barely above zero. They’ve been chased and killed in the dystopian Our Day Will Come by Romain Gavras – excerpts of which M.I.A. used for her Born Free video. I bet there is already a major in Ginger Studies at NYU considering the

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Book Club: BEARDS – An Unshaved History

  There hasn’t been another quite polarizing all-encompassing topic in (gay) men’s history as The Beard. A token of simultaneously maturity, religious belief and sometimes sloppiness – facial hair has always been carrying symbolic value based on its form, length, thickness and color. Spanning from a lazy 3-day-stubble to a monk-length beard and from precisely contoured piece of barber art

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BL33N x OUT RUSSIAN OLYMPICS x ERIC

Matthias and Donovan Vriens-McGrath‘s outspoken nature and daring designs are synthesized in their Out Russian Olympics design for BL33N. Personally affected by the uncontrollably spreading bigotry and unpunished crimes against humanity happening in Russia, the creative powerhouse couple launched their rebel in the form of a T-shirt in their trademark two-face design. In Donovan’s own words, he describes his passion

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LEVI JACKSON by JUSTIN VIOLINI

Remember Levi? Well, there is more of him coming right at you – exclusively on Grateful Grapefruit. And really guys, if you post them on Tumblr, at least credit Justin for making Levi reveal just enough to make our imagination run wild.

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Tuff Boy Fun by Donovan Vriens-McGrath

He is one of the most warm hearted people I’ve ever met. His work strikes with passion and raw honesty. Donovan was born in Texas  to a military family that originated from Boston. The early years of his life he moved around the US every few years as military families do. Settling back in Texas as a teenager Mr. Vriens-McGrath

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