Michelle Talsma Everson

A Globetrotting Romance

April 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

By Michelle Talsma Everson, May 2019 Issue.Photos Courtesy of Calvin Goetz and Jeremy Kraut-Ordover If you want to ask what Calvin Goetz and Jeremy Kraut-Ordover’s upcoming [...]

Summer Staycations

April 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

By Michelle Talsma Everson, May 2019 Issue. While summer doesn’t officially start until June, here in Phoenix, we all know it started once temps hit triple digits. One way [...]

Mr. and Ms. Phoenix Leather 2019

March 22, 2019 // 0 Comments

By Michelle Talsma Everson Leather culture is a unique niche of the LGBTQ landscape, and leather title contests go back decades. Stephen Bloom and Kenneth Anthony know—both [...]

The Missing B? (In LGBTQ)

March 22, 2019 // 0 Comments

By Michelle Talsma Everson, April 2019 Issue. In a 2013 Pew Research Center survey of LGBTQ Americans, 36 percent identified as gay men, 19 percent as lesbians, 5 percent as [...]

Our “Gayvorite” Restaurants

February 22, 2019 // 0 Comments

By Michelle Talsma Everson, March 2019 Issue. When my bestie and I are out on the town too late to hit up more traditional sit-down joints, we meet up at “Gay Denny’s” [...]

BDSM and Polyamory: An Inside Look

January 18, 2019 // 0 Comments

By Michelle Talsma Everson, February 2019 Issue. Writing a story about polyamory and BDSM is like putting together a puzzle without the box top to tell you what it’s [...]

Eion Cashman: Navigating Transitions

December 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

By Michelle Talsma Everson, January 2019 Issue. Nearly three years ago, when he tested positive for HIV, Eion Cashman says that all of the self worth he gained from his [...]

Jason Jones: A Ripple Effect

December 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

By Michelle Talsma Everson, January 2019 Issue. Jason Jones and Jeremy Bright are one of those couples that have been to hell and back with each other – and love and [...]

Taking the Necessary Steps

October 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

By Michelle Talsma Everson, November 2018 Issue. Mothers, sons, daughters, fathers, partners, coworkers, students – and even dogs – will descend on downtown Phoenix Oct. [...]

The World at Her Paws

October 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

By Michelle Talsma Everson, November 2018 Issue. Oshun Onyx, also known as Brooklyn Diazz Onyx or the Southwest Leather Mama Bear 2018, knows what it’s like to have a [...]

Mr. Phoenix Prime Beef

August 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

By Michelle Talsma Everson, September 2018 Issue. Ryan Goldner, also known as Sister Grizzly Madams of the Grand Canyon Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, believes that older [...]

Taking Pride in Caregiving

March 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

By Michelle Talsma Everson, April 2018 Issue. A family caregiver is someone who provides unpaid care for a loved one. More than 65 million people in the United States are [...]