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The Little Mermaid, Scarlett Johansson, and Race-Based Casting in Hollywood

Necko L. Fanning | July 22, 2019

With conversations about representation growing—President Trump’s most recent attack against four junior congresswomen being...

Remembering the Reason for The Riots

Necko L. Fanning | June 21, 2019

A Rallying Call to the LGBTQ+ Community During Pride Month

As June begins to wind down, so does a month dedicated to the...

When Pride Month Means 30 Days of Heightened Body Insecurity

Necko L. Fanning | June 14, 2019

Pride Month is among us and, along with my seasonal allergies, the collective insecurities of gay men everywhere are flaring...

Why I Still Believe in Military Service for the LGBTQ+ Community

Necko L. Fanning | April 24, 2019

On April 10th, 2019 I had the distinct pleasure of having an article featured in the “At War” section of the New York Times....

N.K. Jemisin: Pioneer of Diversity in Science Fiction/Fantasy

Necko L. Fanning | April 3, 2019

Here at BlakeWrites one of our favorite pastimes is advocating for the authors of the world that have touched us. We believe...

How to Keep Gay Bars Gay (Without Turning Into Misogynists)

Necko L. Fanning | March 22, 2019

If you’ve been to a gay bar recently you might have noticed a new trend: a ton more straight women. A growing number of...

The Ideal Gay Man?

Necko L. Fanning | March 5, 2019

I recently found myself watching the new Netflix series “Dating Around”. The premise is simple: a camera follows one...

Three Men Redefining What It Means To Be a Man

Necko L. Fanning | February 22, 2019

When we talk about broad concepts like "redefining masculinity," we aren't referring to some grand action or...

FAQs of Toxic Masculinity

Necko L. Fanning | February 14, 2019

You’re hearing it everywhere. It’s filling up your social media feeds and being used in razor commercials; toxic...

Learning about Consent from Kinksters

Necko L. Fanning | January 7, 2019

Consent—sexual and otherwise—has never had as much limelight as it’s getting now. With more and more women stepping forward...

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