I’m so excited to post the first episode in our four-part series called Journeys. The series features some of your favorite models including Calvin Banks, Chris Harder, Andre Donovan, Ray Dexter, Will Tantra & Markus Cage. Created and directed by Matthew Lynn, Journeys is an exploration of loss and grieving through the eyes of a character named Jason.
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All of us have had to deal with loss. Sometimes it’s the loss of a relationship through a breakup. For some of us, we’ve dealt with the loss of a friend. Or a partner. During the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s, many gay and bisexual men lost entire circles of friends and lovers. And, when being rejected for our sexual orientation, many of us have dealt with the loss of our biological families. Our community knows loss. We know what it means to grieve.
Years ago, psychiatrist Elizabeth Kubler-Ross developed what is commonly referred to as the five stages of grief. They are as follows: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance. To varying degrees, these stages are universal and are experienced by people from all walks of life across many different cultures. And these five stages form the foundation for the episodes of Journeys.
As it turns out, there is a sixth stage of grieving. One of Kubler-Ross’s co-authors recently wrote a new book about our desire to remember loved ones with more love than pain, and a drive to move forward in a way that honors their memory. This sixth stage has been termed finding meaning.
And for as much as our community knows loss and grief, we also know how to find meaning in our deepest pains. From the AIDS crisis to Pulse Nightclub and all the tragedies and loss in between – both big and small – we have emerged as a staunch group of motherfuckers who speak up, act out and make the world a better place through activism, collaboration and radical love.
It’s my hope that Journeys takes you on… well, a journey. I hope you find it erotic. I hope you find it emotional. But I also hope that it helps you find meaning in your loss and in your grief – and that it serves as a reminder that you are not alone.
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