When Joanna Coles suddenly announced her departure from the chief content officer role she originated at Hearst this past fall, Kate Lewis immediately came to my mind as her successor. Three business days later, it was announced that Kate would ascend to the role. Now with a few months her belt, Kali Hays with WWD talked with Kate about the past, present and future of print and digital media. Here are my favorite highlights.

With the staff and vision of the outlets evolving, brands need to speak to the broader LGBTQ+ community with their initiatives and content – and not just the L or the G – especially as conversations around gender identity become increasingly common. Implementing programs that innovate and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, instead of updating and appealing to it, is more important than ever to garner the attention and hearts of queer outlets.

Sometimes the dating app well starts looking dry, and you start to think, “Have I gone through all my cute options?!” The answer is basically yes!

“It kept me in his life, and I wanted to be in it even when drama unfolded. I consciously waited in the wings in the off-chance that he might pick me.”

As my boyfriend and I walked into the subway car, a seemingly homeless and unstable man began to immediately berate us…I’ve experienced judgement for simply being black while walking down the street or flamboyant looking while wearing glitter on my face. However, I never experienced such instant and explicit judgement, outrage and a sense of danger from just walking into a space.

This post was created in partnership with TENGA. This past weekend my friends at TENGA invited me back to the yearly Sex Expo to learn about their second United State(s) of Masturbation survey and also offered me the chance to pick Dr. Chris Donaghue’s brain about TENGA’s findings, which is what I looked forward to […]

“How many times do I have to tell you it is not “she!” You keep calling me “she!” You keep saying “she!” It is not “she!”

Many people asked me why I left the top global public relations agency I worked at for two years. The answer isn’t simple, but it begins with the fact that I came to New York for the life-changing opportunity to have on one of the most well-known global companies as my client.

“As a gay black man in America, many days seem daunting as I worry about how individuals perceive me.”

we often look down upon masturbating while in a relationship, but we should be embracing self-pleasure no matter someone’s relationship status. Here are a few reasons why.