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The Pride Pump

Ruthie Davis is expanding the love with her inclusive designs. The Pride Pump and Rainbow Jogger all boast an impressive extended gender fluid size range! The styles are priced from $400 – $550 and are offered in sizes 35 to 43! The Pride Pump and the Rainbow Jogger drop in May!

Ruthie Davis’ long list of celebrity fans include Billy Porter and Laverne Cox. Billy Porter rocked the LOVE Pump on the cover of Palm Springs Life Magazine, while longtime fan Laverne last stunned in custom heels on an episode of Project Runway.

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LGBT MEDIA × ATARI

LGBT Media Inc. Announces a Milestone 100,000 Users for its Atari®-Backed Dating and Social Networking App Qutie

Inclusive, Relationship-Focused Social App for the LGBTQ Community Continues to Show Positive Growth

NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LGBT Media Inc., the company behind Qutie, an app that facilitates relationships, friendships and meaningful connections for the LGBTQ community – is proud to announce today with its partners at Atari, that Qutie has acquired over one hundred thousand users. As a strategic partner of LGBT Media Inc., Atari’s investment in the inclusive, relationship-focused social app for the LGBTQ community has contributed to improved user acquisition, a brand refresh, and the addition of new functionality.

“We are proud to hit another significant milestone since working with Atari as our strategic partner as we continue to build upon the success of our inclusive LGBTQ social platform,” said Jordan Weiss and Rachel Kimelman, Co-Founders of Qutie.

“We are overjoyed to see the progress Qutie has made since Atari became a strategic partner,” said Tony Chien, Vice President of Marketing at Atari. “A safe, inclusive network for all members of the LGBTQ community is a worthwhile investment for Atari, and it’s important that such endeavors are supported. We’re proud to have partnered with the LGBT Media Inc. team and wish them continued success.”

More than “just another dating app,” Qutie is a comprehensive and specialized platform that was made with the entire LGBTQ community in mind — inclusive of the full spectrum of LGBTQ sexual orientations and gender identities. The app was designed to foster long-term relationships, friendships, and meaningful connections, and is currently available in 38 countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Qutie also provides LGBTQ news, blogs, and events and features in-app video messages that allow users to send 10-second video clips to one another to promote safety and help prevent catfishing. The app reached a milestone of 100,000 users in November 2019 and continues to acquire thousands of new users each month.

LGBT Media Inc. attributes the app’s success to investors and strong strategic partners. Atari made an additional investment in LGBT Media Inc. toward the growth of Qutie in March 2019. LGBT Media Inc. is in the process of seeking investors for another round of funding to continue its positive momentum. 

Recent Qutie updates have improved the user interface of the app and introduced the ability for users to invite friends to the platform; successful referral signups reward users with a digital copy of the Qutie RelationTip Guide: Your Guide to Dating, Relationships and More ebook for LGBTQ people contemplating any stage of a relationship. Future Qutie updates will give users additional forms of profile customization.

The Qutie app is currently available on the App Store and Google Play. For more information on Qutie, please visit https://QutieApp.com.

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ABOUT ATARI

Atari is an interactive entertainment company. As an iconic brand that transcends generations and audiences, the company is globally recognized for its multi-platform, interactive entertainment and licensed products. Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises, including world-renowned brands like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong®, and RollerCoaster Tycoon®. Atari has offices in New York and Paris or visit us online at www.Atari.com.

©2019 Atari Interactive, Inc. All rights reserved. Atari wordmark and logo are trademarks owned by Atari Interactive, Inc.

About LGBT Media Inc.

LGBT Media Inc. is the company behind Qutie, an app that facilitates relationships, friendships and meaningful connections for the LGBTQ community. While most other dating apps mainly focus on hook-ups, Qutie connects the entire LGBTQ community and allows users to interact with the latest LGBTQ news, blogs and events. For more information, visit https://QutieApp.com.

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Edible History f/ Hannah Hart

Internet superstar Hannah Hart is back for Season 2 of her hit series Edible History, the fan-favorite cooking show from BuzzFeed’s Tasty where she learns the origin story behind her favorite foods and recreates ancient recipes. In the season 2 premiere, Hannah discovers the surprisingly controversial history of the french fry (where is it really from?), and then makes a 250 year-old recipe to create a truly authentic, old school french fry.

You might know entertainer and food enthusiast Hannah Hart from her New York Times best-selling books, Food Network show, films, podcasts, LGBTQ advocacy, or her wildly popular YouTube series “My Drunk Kitchen.” With Edible History, she’s back in the Tasty kitchen to combine her love of food and her love of history, and fans are ecstatic – the season 2 premiere already has nearly a million views.

New episodes of Edible History launch every Saturday at 8 AM PST on Tasty’s Facebook page, the world’s largest social food network. Tune in weekly to catch Hannah take us back in time and serve up a unique mixture of history, education, and entertainment.

Check out the season 2 premier HERE

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TRUE COLORS UNITED BENEFIT CONCERT

Pop singer-songwriter Neil Davis will celebrate his birthday this year with a fundraising performance in New York City for organization True Colors United, co-founded by artist Cyndi Lauper, which implements innovative solutions to end homelessness within LGBTQ youth community. The performance will take place on Friday September 13th at 7pm, at Rockwood Music Hall’s Stage 2 located at 196 Allen street, NYC. There is no cover charge, but any donations collected at the show will benefit True Colors United.

Equinox Members Feel Bamboozled

After The Related Companies (parent company of Equinox, SoulCycle, Hudson Yards) Founder/Chairman Stephen M. Ross announced his Trump fundraiser (tickets which will cost up to $250,000) in the Hamptons, all hell broke loose – tons of memberships have been cancelled online, over the telephone and in person. After all, Ross is a ‘passive investor’ for Equinox and SoulCycle which are premier fitness centers for celebrities, political leaders and senior level executives alike whom all seem to be proactively involved within the LGBTQ+ and art communities.

Why are members so infuriated?

Many feel they were a part of a movement of societal justice and equality, not just a fitness institution since its inception twenty years ago. Fast forward to present day, Equinox has popped all over every urbane and metropolitan area’s infrastructure largely in part to real estate mogul, Ross.

Lately, the brand has announced a slew of designer duds, hotel chain and talent agency geared towards their top instructors. Today, more or less of its constituents will gather at the West Hollywood location (8590 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069) at 4PM to protest against Ross’s decision to host such a lavish engagement for one of the most ridiculed US Presidents in modern day times. A man who’s rhetoric has possibly fell upon the ears of young white supremacists like the alleged shooter at El Paso last weekend who gunned down dozens of Hispanic people at a local Walmart.

Maybe after today’s outrage, the Miami Dolphins owner, who was shunned for his actions by some of its players, will renege on tomorrow’s elaborate event. According to the LA Times, the soldout venue may raise close to 12 million dollars for Mr. Ross’s friend of over 40 years.

As of late, Equinox has announced the construction of a 20-story hotel and residential building downtown LA which is scheduled to be completed around 2021.

TYLER JACOB Q×A

When did you realize that you wanted to be an artist/fashionista?

All my life I’ve had an attraction to doing things in a different way. I never wanted to look like someone else, never wanted to share my fashion secrets or my music because I had attached so much emotion in creating whatever piece it was or if were music it would never just be a song, for me. I was never like my friends and for a while that was a struggle for me internally. Sometimes I would even sacrifice my own desires to wear certain pieces in order to skip out on the ‘reading’ sessions. That still didn’t stop me from trying it sometimes though, I remember I would go to the nearest arts and crafts store which for me was ‘Michaels’ (laughs) and would go crazy getting little things to add to my clothes to make them different but then I would also go to Sam Ash, the Virgin Music Store, Guitar Center and I would feel like I was in heaven. No matter what, fashion and music have always been my life. Like I could sit in these stores for the rest of my life and be okay. That’s how much I loved creating and these stores gave me all the tools I needed.

I have always been a magnet to everything that dealt with the arts. But my biggest passion was singing and even though I’ve been singing since the age of 5, I didn’t know that I wanted to pursue being a singer until my 9th grade year in high school. This is why after graduating I ran straight to NYC all by lonesome (giggles) to pursue music. I was way to young to be running off to the Big Apple as a teen with a part time job at the GAP, making minimum wage. New York City was a monster and I’m not going to lie it almost ate me alive. But only after 6 months of being there, thankfully, so many doors opened for me and it was an amazing feeling to be carefree and pursue music with no walls or barriers. NYC was giving me all the life and opportunities needed in order to grind and continue to grind even when I had not a dollar to my name and had to sing on the train with my friends for food. That part never made me feel sad because I never knew how ‘low’ I was because I never had LOW thoughts, I knew that where I was, was temporary and only for the sole purpose of learning the lessons needed to be successful and to grow and to evolve. Crazy thing is I never felt bad for it, it felt so good to grind for my money while doing what I love. I looked at singing on the trains as my stage per say for that chapter in my life. Today, I have experienced so many different things which I won’t even dive into but it has given me a different appreciation for life.

As of late, I am in the studio recording my album and will be performing in Manhattan, Monday, February at 7PM
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1.

What inspired your new album?

I had a full album done and ready to go and visuals that my fiancé (Michael Mann) had helped me out with for my release but after the tragedy that happened I no longer connected to the old music. I have so much more to say and so much pinned up aggression that I knew my only healthy escape would be to express it on my debut album. Which will be entitled, Steven my birth name.

It symbolizes me going back to my roots to find myself again.

How’s life after losing a loved one?

Life after losing a loved one has been very up and down for me. As of recent, I’ve drowned myself in work because I know that is where I’m safest right now. When you know yourself and you want better you keep yourself away from danger. Right now dead time is danger for me so I’m always moving. My heart is in constant pain but I’m learning to live with it. It is a battle I have yet to conquer but I know with time I’ll be fine.

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AJAY HOLBROOK

Ajay Holbrook, formally known as Ambreia Janee Holbrook, is a 21yro from Houston whom has been medically transitioning from female to male over the last 4 years.

Three years ago, he began bodybuilding. Since he’s recognized his newfound passion and love for this sport, he is dead bent on tackling one of the biggest titles,

“‘Mr. Olympia’ … this is especially a challenge because of who I am but I’m not letting anything stop me from reaching my goals. I insanely train and keep my body in top condition at all times. Recently, I packed up everything I owned to move to Los Angeles to pursue my careers in bodybuilding, dancing, modeling and music production. It has been one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever had to make but also becoming one of the most rewarding.”

Dozens of challenges are constantly thrown Ajay’s way and he’s always having to overcome them. Many of which tie into his identity. “I don’t let them entertain me back… I’ve gone viral due to a Men’s Health and Generation Iron publication… And, [I] had so much support, but also a lot of backlash from the bodybuilding community in particular,” asserts Ajay.

Eager to prove naysayers wrong, Ajay has been eating healthy, training and is ready to tread on that stage very soon. “They may have thought they witnessed the last of me, but this is ONLY the beginning!!!”

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BELLO SANCHEZ

28yro former contestant from “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 22 graces 360 MAGAZINE with crystal-blue eyes.

Bello Sanchez is Dominican and Puerto Rican. According to People, he has managed to move out of LA’s skid row to top rated show, ANTM.  

Other recent stories in the media include TMZ and Daily Mail.

photos: Catherine Asanov

designer: Jason Ryan 

dog: Olaf 

article: Vaughn Lowery 

 

FRANK PENA

Story by Vaughn Lowery
Photos by Stephanie Van Burk 


Frank Pena was born and raised in New York City. As both a professional dancer and fashion model, he consistently stays involved within the entertainment industry. 

In 2016, he decided to move from the Bronx to Los Angeles. As of late, he appeared as a cast member on E Network’s new reality series, What Happens at The Abbey (the most prestigious alternative lifestyle bar in the world). 

Recently, he was tapped by 360 MAGAZINE as a red carpet correspondent.