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JACK ADAMS
CB13 SMUGGLER
FT GRUNT BOXER
OAP TV


AS GAY MEN WE REALLY NEED TO MOVE OUR DIALOGUE FORWARD WITH REGARD TO SELF-ESTEEM ISSUES

There is a mental health crisis in North America and ground-zero is the LGBT community.

Recent comments about the content of turnipStyle concern me.

Instead of attacking each other I would like to see the dialogue move toward addressing the issues with those who can make a difference.

Poking around casually on turnipStyle it is pretty easy to mistake us for your standard run-of-the-mill site posting stereotypical pictures of gay men in various garments meant to titillate the audience.

CLICK BAIT

Sure, we do some of that and there are extenuating circumstance in the garment industry (underwear) really limiting the access an amateur site like turnipStyle has to diverse media.

UrbanGuyTO
Body Positive

But I choose to think of our audience as more intelligent than simply seeing our site as “click-bait”.

turnipStyle does not sell anything. We don’t make “profits” doing either the blog or podcast.

We are a lifestyle magazine for lack of a better definition.

We are all about community-building, where we saw a real gap in the gay, bi and trans male community.

While turnipStyle does have “sponsors” and “partners” that donate or partner with us to bring you content, there is no profit in any of those transactions hitting the pockets of turnipStyle.

We strive for editorial impartiality and our partners know and expect us to be genuine.

It is pretty easy to be genuine when you choose, like we do, to work with sponsors and partners who, like us, try and make good choices for their business.

The true fact of the matter is that running an amateur blog or podcast creates far more expenses than there are revenue-streams.

The turnipStyle team works hard because we love gear and we enjoy bringing great options to guys who are looking for a genuine and informative opinions about the huge number of options out there for various kinds of gear.

So while you are clicking through the site take a moment and you will notice a few important things.

  1. WE DO NOT BODY SHAME ANYONE
  2. WE DO NOT SEX SHAME ANYONE
  3. WE DO NOT SUPPORT ANYONE THAT DOES EITHER OF THE ABOVE
  4. ALL BODY TYPES ARE VALID IN OUR EYES AND OPINION
  5. WE WANT MEN TO HAVE THE SEX THEY WANT, THE WAY THEY WANT IT, WHENEVER THEY WANT IT
  6. WE STRESS GUYS BE HEALTHY AND INFORMED
TEAM TURNIPSTYLE

Just because you do not see every body-type reflected in the media on turnipStyle does not mean we’re not supportive.

Just because we are not posting videos of bathroom-sex does not mean we are judging those who seek opportunities for public sex.

UrbanGuyTOIf visitors take time to read our editorials, view the comments, or browse the forums and listen to the podcast they quickly realize we are not your typical “twink-loving”, “muscle worshipping”, “sex-shaming” contributors you find on many gay blogs or podcasts.

On a deeply personal note I felt I had to say something about the recent comments because in part my partner committed suicide because of self-esteem issues.

Many gay, bi and trans men suffer because the images and voices surrounding us in our own communities do not reflect us in anyway and often just serve to ostracize us from our own spaces.

Diverse representations of gay, bi and trans men in various media of the LGBT community are very hard to come by for a podcast and blog with zero budget.

We cannot commission photos or audio promotions of our own and often our “sponsorship” and “partnerships” mean we use the media provided by the manufacturer or distributor.

Whenever we can we post pictures of ourselves (yes, that’s UrbanGuyTO in many of the images on the site) or our open-minded friends; but that too is not always possible.

We encourage and work with our sponsors whenever possible to support good decision-making and use local talent and local content in ways that support the LGBT community here in Toronto.

I want to encourage anyone who feels “left-out” or under-represented at turnipStyle to spend some time looking around the site and listening to the podcast.

I hope given a fair chance you will find a home here at turnipStyle were you can read, listen and see a community reflecting (or challenging) your opinions and thoughts.

CHALLENGE US

We are serious when we say we are all about a positive and genuine experiences for all gay, bi and trans men. We want turnipStyle to be a place for every guy!

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

DID YOU KNOW????

95% of the items that we review, we pay for ourselves. Regardless, sometimes things don't go the way we plan them to go and when that happens we clean up the items really good and then put them up for sale in our shop at a deep discount for you to grab for yourself.

If you don't see anything there and would like to support us directly feel free to make a donation. We would love it! Another way to support us would be to visit and shop at our friends below.

JACK ADAMS
CB13 SMUGGLER
FT GRUNT BOXER
OAP TV


About UrbanGuyTO

UrbanGuyTO

A long time native of Toronto, Canada, UrbanGuyTO (SpandexGear) was invited by turnipHed to begin blogging about their mutual interest in LGBT issues, men’s underwear and swimwear! Loud, often opinionated you’ll always find UrbanGuyTO ready to engage in a friendly and open, non-judgemental discussion about any fetish, kink and sex-positive topic of interest to the LGBT community.

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