Mr. Gay Philadelphia, Lou Cutler, Named to The Advocate’s 40 People Who Broke Gender Rules

lou cutler mr gay philadelphiaGood news for the first ever transgender man to win the title of Mr. Gay Philadelphia: Lou Cutler was named to The Advocate‘s “40 People Who Show 2014 Was a Year for Breaking Gender Rules” list.

Compiled by The Advocate‘s Mitch Kellaway, Cutler was ranked amongst the likes of Laverne Cox, Carmen Carrera, and Janet Mock. According to the magazine, “Winning Mr. Gay Philadelpha as an out trans man allowed Cutler’s audiences and readers across the country to see queer, trans male sexuality in a way they hadn’t before.”

After his June crowning, Cutler shared with us that, “[Winning] means a lot to me. … It’s kind of hard to be a gay trans man sometimes. … But I’m very proud of who I am, and I’ve worked very hard to become who I am. This, in some sense, is a dream come true for me. To be able to be part of this community, and also represent my own community—and to just be visible. It’s important for me to be out and visible as gay and trans, to show the community that not every trans person is the same.”

Congrats to Lou on his national recognition!

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Who Gives if Mr. Gay Philadelphia Has a Penis?

Cutler Banner 2 Last week, G Philly broke the news that, for the first time ever, a trans man won the title of Mr. Gay Philadelphia; as a matter of fact, we weren’t the only ones that picked up the story. Lou Cutler, the newly-crowned winner, was interviewed by The Advocate about his groundbreaking victory. I published a story on Mr. Cutler’s background as an acupuncturist and his belief that alternative medicine can heal. In other words, we were celebrating Lou as a whole person. Then, the gender police showed up. Read more »

5 Yoga Poses That Will Make You a Better Top

Lots of people say they have it easy, but being a top is hard work. Think of all that hip action—at top speed and (if you’re doing it right) in some of the most precarious positions. It can be exhausting, and you don’t want to be huffing and puffing after a few minutes. (Or maybe you do—but not because you’ve petered out too soon.) To stay on your a-game, you’ve got to build your strength, flexibility and endurance so you keep strong, therefore keeping him happy.

To aid you on this journey to better topping, I’ve laid out five yoga poses to incorporate into your weekly workout routine that will help you hone the physical tools you need you need for mind-blowing romps in the hay. The reigning Mr. Gay Philadelphia, Lou Cutler, demonstrates in the slideshow below. (You’re welcome, bottoms.)

The Other Side to Mr. Gay Philadelphia: Acupuncturist

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“I’ve seen acupuncture change people’s lives,” says Lou Cutler, the newly-crowned Mr. Gay Philadelphia. “Acupuncture basically stimulates the body’s own innate ability to heal itself.”

The 33-year-old West Philadelphia resident, who graduated from the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine, was practicing the art for several years at the Philadelphia Community Acupuncture clinic, and, despite several personal roadblocks, including a battle with Lyme disease, is looking to expand his private practice. Read more »