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Alvin Lopez Woods
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Alvin Lopez Woods is a New York City publicist and co-author of the first all-inclusive relationship book, The Best Workout Is "Sex": A Gay Guide to Your Ideal Marriage. He is an advocate of gay equality and has made it his personal mission to bring awareness to the importance of love and respect in any union, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

Alvin launched a budding, full-service communications, marketing, and public relations firm called The Media Model, which specializes in consumer, lifestyle, entertainment, and LGBT-focused brands. It is his mission to redefine traditional communication efforts and bring mainstream attention to products, services, and personalities that would otherwise be considered news for only minority groups such as LGBT people. Alvin hopes to serve as a voice for challenges that are faced in the LGBT community, such as HIV prevention, supporting gay family protection, transgender equality, and gay youth safety in schools.

The Louisiana-born, self-proclaimed boot connoisseur is a graduate of Southern University and A&M College with a Master of Arts degree in communications. For more information on his projects, visit and

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The Adventures of a PR Guy: New York Fashion Week Spring 2014

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 11:22 PM

I gleefully anticipate what's next in fashion, and I love to network with interesting people and close business deals. I'm a PR guy, so Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is all I need in life to get by. Any reason to wear a variety of studded Christian Louboutin loafers on a daily...

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Two Years Later: Removing the Hyphen

(6) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 8:30 PM

What a difference two years can make. On Sunday, July 24, 2011, I was one half of a same-sex couple making history in New York by legally tying the knot. At that time, my new husband and I were considered the "poster children" for young, same-sex love, with mentions of...

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Tears Dry on Their Own

(3) Comments | Posted January 3, 2013 | 6:07 PM

It's 2013 and I made it to the future. 2012, you were a bitch, and I'm glad to see you go. Painfully, I want you to stay.

As an adult, I made a resolution to be honest about life. I believe that everyone should tell their respective story, because...

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Two Men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Marry Each Other... Get Over It

(70) Comments | Posted October 12, 2012 | 3:57 PM

Twitter exploded with retweets of and rants about a video of two men, both members of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, getting married -- to each other. The heartfelt video features a collage of photos from the couple's September 2012 nuptials in front of family and friends.

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20-Something-Year-Old Gay Entrepreneur

(2) Comments | Posted September 28, 2012 | 1:28 PM

I am a 20-something year old, same-sex-loving entrepreneur who is determined to be the best at what I do. I received both a Bachelor's and Master's degree at the exact moment that the economic bubble was about to burst. With job security at an excruciating all-time low, I have managed...

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Kickstarter Enables LGBT-Themed Projects to 'Go for Gold'

(1) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 7:47 PM

The 2012 Olympic Games are in full swing, and a sense of worldly camaraderie has filled the air. Every four years, we enthusiastically support our respective country's athletes in their quest to bring home the big win in the form of a gold medal. These inspiring male and female athletes...

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'I'm Disgusted With My Son Being Married to a Man'

(91) Comments | Posted June 29, 2012 | 6:22 PM

I woke up yesterday morning as if it were any other day. I opened my eyes, played with my husband's beautiful, auburn hair as he lay next to me, and started my daily rituals to prepare for work. Just seconds into a beautiful late-June morning, my shocked husband gave me...

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North Carolina Voters Ban Gay Marriage... Maybe It's Our Fault?

(3) Comments | Posted May 9, 2012 | 2:09 PM

In a sad turn of events, North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. The real slap in the face is that the measure also bans civil unions for our gay brothers and sisters in the Tar Heel State.

As the disheartening news flooded my Twitter feed, I...

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The Best Workout Is 'Sex': 10 Tips for Creating Your Ideal Marriage

(2) Comments | Posted April 9, 2012 | 6:41 PM

National polls indicate that more than half of all Americans believe same-sex marriage should be legal. Eight states, along with the District of Columbia, have granted gay men and women their human right to wed, but there is much work to be done by those who have been...

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