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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 …

ChristoBook Club: BEARDS – An Unshaved History
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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 …

ChristoBL33N x OUT RUSSIAN OLYMPICS x ERIC
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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.

ChristoLEVI JACKSON by JUSTIN VIOLINI
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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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Rica

  Rica is not your typical Berlin expat. It goes without saying he chose Berlin because of its free spirit and limitless possibilities. Besides taking in all the delights the city has to offer, he makes sure the young talent doesn’t get lost and unnoticed – Rica Amaral is one of the creative partners at Artconnect Berlin – a creative hub …

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FUR_11: Back To Basics

In light of the recent events (getting blocked on Facebook yet again, because I posted a suggestive picture) I simply don’t have the nerve to deal with obeying rules of engagement on social networks. Since I could’ve been reported only by someone who likes Grateful Grapefruit on Facebook, there’s a simple rule you can follow in case you are offended …

ChristoFUR_11: Back To Basics
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Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

In the Golden Age Of Denial as the colleagues at advocate.com call it, the army was everything but supporting the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell rule. When you look at the military art used for recruitment and advertising, you can clearly see that soldiers kissed and told and gossiped over afternoon tea back then. Sweaty, shirtless men in intimate situations with other sweaty muscular …

ChristoDon’t Ask Don’t Tell