RJ were mentioned on Afterelton`s Ask the Flying Monkey! column

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    Jul 03, 2008 1:31 AM GMT
    http://www.afterelton.com/askmonkey/07-01-08

    Ask the Flying Monkey! (July 1, 200icon_cool.gif
    by Brent Hartinger
    July 1, 2008
    Have a question about gay male entertainment? Ask the Monkey!

    Q: I'm not entirely sure this is a pop culture question, but do you know of any health/nutrition/exercise magazines worth attention? I'm a big fan of Men's Health but I'm sick of them never mentioning anything gay, not to mention the ever present alpha male mentality. It's like they are in world where homosexuals don't exist. - Tyler, West Chester, PA

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    A: This reminds the Monkey of his favorite TV show when he was a kid — Fame, the TV version of the 1980 Alan Parker film. But only on television could a school for the arts set in New York City not have any gay students (The film had one gay student, Montgomery — played by Paul McCrane — but the character was made oh-so-heterosexual for the series).

    Likewise, for Men’s Health. They must know that a good portion of their readership is gay; it’s not straight men they’re attracting with those covers of buff men covered in a sheen of sweat! So why not acknowledge us? Fear of a backlash among their one or two straight readers? What they really should be worrying about is a backlash from their gay readers tired of being taken for granted.

    There are definitely alternatives. True, a couple of high profile gay men’s print health magazines have crashed and burned in recent years, but things are flourishing online. Try RealJock.com.
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    Jul 03, 2008 1:32 AM GMT
    we love you Brent!
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    Jul 03, 2008 1:32 AM GMT
    Good for Brent Hartinger. I love his books and his sense of humour. That is how I found out about RJ, through a guy I met on AfterElton.