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The Not-So-Secret Fandom of Gay Men Who Love ‘Playgirl’

Huddled near a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce in a gothic portico at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, I’m perusing pictures of 1980s Playgirl models with…

The MEL Team’s Favorite Stories From 2018

As a product of Chicago and the daytime television it pumped out throughout the 1980s and 1990s — from Phil Donahue to Jenny Jones to…

Welcome to MEL

Our aim is simple: to challenge, inspire and encourage readers to drop any preconceived notions of who they’re supposed to be. This doesn’t involve some sort…