Tuesday, June 28, 2016

M3 Editor's Note: Breaking the Silence

also watch
16,06-12 M3 Google Hangout Live
M3 Bear Essentials: We See You In Your Silence 

I was so proud of the Democrats who walked out of a moment of silence held in the House of Representatives for the Orlando shooting. I wondered aloud in one of our videos about how long it would take for people to move on from the tragedy. It brought me a certain amount of sadness to think that people would move on from this and nothing would be done about it. I hoped that this time would be different, but at the very least I knew that I needed to make a change. I’ve always been a political person, but I thought that being so blatantly partisan would turn people away. So keep some of my partisan views to myself. That seem silly to me now, because issues like gun control and equal right mean too much to me to keep silent about them.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Editor's Note June 14, 2016

M3 Bear Essentials: We’re Both Men
Video: http://bit.ly/1PK7e8b 

I really enjoyed the conversation we had last week and I realized that there are many more depths to the conversations we have about tops and bottoms. It makes sense that people who are uninitiated to gay culture would find the concept of one of the men in a gay relationship being "the woman", but why do some gay men adopt this view as well? To some gay men, the moment a man has bottomed they have revealed their true colors and immediately lose interest. Why? That to me is a much better question there where have all the full tops gone?

Monday, June 13, 2016

M3 Editor's Note June 13, 2016

M3 Google Hangout Live
Video: http://bit.ly/1ZM8ZSM

In place of doing an M3 Bear Essentials video about the shooting in Orlando, I composed a short Editor's Note explaining why I chose not to create a video on the topic. We spent a large portion of the M3 Weekly Hangout discussing the news as it broke Sunday. I'm sure in the coming days we'll talk about it more. You can view Hangout here: http://bit.ly/1ZM8ZSM ‪#‎malemediamind‬

M3 Meets E3 Tonight at 8pm EST

Join Chris Inpaq Sutton and the bears of M3 for a discussion about the latest news in gaming from the 2016 Electronic Entertainment Expo We go live at 8 pm EST time and will be taking questions from the audience about the live streams and expected announcements this year.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Editor's Note June10, 2016: Instagram


When I joined Instagram about two years ago I had no idea it would become something I’d use everyday. It was just an experiment in micro blogging. I was intrigued, but I didn't like it at first. It required me use my phone to post. But soon I came to see the power of the platform and now it’s the largest following M3 has to date.

We are quickly approaching thirty thousand followers and it all comes from being a consistent user of the platform. It’s almost like an obsession of mind. I will make nearly hourly posts trying to space them out and vary the content. One of the things that makes Instagram so useful is that it can post to multiple platforms at one. So while I’m posting to Instagram I’m also posting to Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. And while other platforms offer this feature, Instagram makes those post much more accessible.

One of the things I’ve recently started doing is featuring followers on out page. I look through the notifications to see who's commented or liked our posts and I direct message then to ask if I can feature them on our page. It’s a great way to reward our active followers with added exposure.
If you’re not on Instagram yet it’s something you should strongly consider.And make sure to follow us

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Editor's Note June 8, 2016

What Is M3? We're an online community based in many different points of interest. I ask a lot of questions of our members and contributors to stimulate informative and entertaining conversations. We hold several online hangouts each week to further connect with our community and we hold impromptu and scheduled real world meet ups to further deepen and enrich the connections made online. Whether you're interested in comics and geek culture or you're into  politics and social justice, we cover a lot of topics and news items. Make sure to visit our website to connect to all of the social media platforms and get involved.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Editor’s Note June 7, 2016

M3 Bear Essentials: Interview with Khalid El Bey
Video: http://bit.ly/1UuQmOP

Just wanted to thank Khalid El Bey for joining us this past Sunday. Also to Derrick Jones and Gerald Hogan for participating in the interview. I asked Khalid to provide some resources for those who would be interested in learning more about the leather scene and some of the events and organizations we talked about in the interview. I’ve updated those posts and want to bring to your attention some of the resource he provided.

Additional Resources

More info about Khalid http://bit.ly/1UDEpJv
Links to Onyx chapters http://bit.ly/1PEBTnv
Onyx T.E.A.C.H. info http://bit.ly/1UDEj4s
Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend info http://bit.ly/1ZvgzB2
International Mr Leather info http://www.imrl.com/
The Ties That Bind on Amazon http://amzn.to/1WDxwew
LeatherSex on Amazon http://amzn.to/1WDxwew

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Khalid El Bay joins the M3 Weekly Hangout

M3 Google Hangout Live
Facebook Event: Sunday June 5, 2016

Join the bears of M3 as we welcome special guest Khalid El Bay, Leatherman of Color 2016 and contestant in the International Mr Leather contest in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend. We'll be discussing his experiences in the leather and kink community, IML and we'll be taking audience questions live. It should make for a stimulating discussion. Sign up at the Facebook Event and you'll receive a notification when we go live tomorrow at 2pm EST 

Friday, June 03, 2016

Editor’s Note June 3, 2016

We did our weekly Game of Thrones recap with additional topics that may not have kept fresh till the weekend. We talked about Harambee and the internet reaction to his shooting. What was going to be a thirty minute recap turning into an additional hangout for this week. You can join us for any additional hangouts by subscribing to M3 on YouTube. Make sure to join us for the M3 Weekly Hangout each Sunday at 2p EST and tonight for the M3 Entertainment Hangout each Friday at 9 pm EST. Each of those hangout have Facebook events where we’ll post the link to view life if you’re not subscribed to M3 on YouTube. I’ve been making a few changes to the way I organize the topics for the M3 Weekly hangout. Typically I’d wait till the weekend to collect the topics and organize them into a show, but I’ve been making daily efforts to post in the five M3 Facebook groups to try to stimulate conversation. We’ll see if this results in more robust topics this Sunday.