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Necko L. Fanning

Necko is a veteran, LGBT activist, and writer. In addition to his work as a freelancer Necko writes fiction with the purposes of providing strong LGBT and female protagonists to the world. More of his work can be found at neckofanning.com.
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Recent Posts

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Men's Journal - Jul 22, 2019

The Little Mermaid, Scarlett Johansson, and Race-Based Casting in Hollywood

With conversations about representation growing—President Trump’s most recent attack against four junior...
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Self-Improvement - Jun 14, 2019

When Pride Month Means 30 Days of Heightened Body Insecurity

Pride Month is among us and, along with my seasonal allergies, the collective insecurities of gay men...
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lgbtq - Apr 24, 2019

Why I Still Believe in Military Service for the LGBTQ+ Community

On April 10th, 2019 I had the distinct pleasure of having an article featured in the “At War” section of...
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Lifestyle - Apr 3, 2019

N.K. Jemisin: Pioneer of Diversity in Science Fiction/Fantasy

Here at BlakeWrites one of our favorite pastimes is advocating for the authors of the world that have...
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Lifestyle - Mar 22, 2019

How to Keep Gay Bars Gay (Without Turning Into Misogynists)

If you’ve been to a gay bar recently you might have noticed a new trend: a ton more straight women. A...
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Toxic Masculinity - Mar 5, 2019

The Ideal Gay Man?

I recently found myself watching the new Netflix series “Dating Around”. The premise is simple: a camera...
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redefining masculinity - Feb 22, 2019

Three Men Redefining What It Means To Be a Man

When we talk about broad concepts like "redefining masculinity," we aren't referring to some grand action...
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redefining masculinity - Feb 14, 2019

FAQs of Toxic Masculinity

You’re hearing it everywhere. It’s filling up your social media feeds and being used in razor commercials;...
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Lifestyle - Jan 7, 2019

Learning about Consent from Kinksters

Consent—sexual and otherwise—has never had as much limelight as it’s getting now. With more and more women...
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Lifestyle - Oct 3, 2018

6 Underrated Video Games You Need to Play Before 2018 Ends

Just because a game doesn't have a multi-million dollar marketing campaign behind it doesn't mean it's not...
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Lifestyle - Sep 17, 2018

The Divine Masculine Tarot Deck by St. Jinx [product review]

In recent years the world has seen a resurgence of Pagan traditions. Wiccans, Druids, spiritualists, and...
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Lifestyle - Sep 12, 2018

Top Five Underrated TV Shows With Great Representation

We all love to binge a great series but the downside is that as soon as it’s over we’re left desperately...
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Lifestyle - Sep 3, 2018

5 Black Authors You Need to Be Reading

There’s a romanticized ideal that somehow the publishing world is above concepts of institutional...
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redefining masculinity - Aug 20, 2018

The Venomous Bite of Toxic Masculinity

There was a moment I realized that toxic masculinity couldn’t be gendered, stereotyped, or even clearly...
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Lifestyle - Aug 3, 2018

Do You Know Gay Slang [Quiz]

Serving looks, stunting pretty, this is the quiz from BlakeWrites (it almost works).
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Wellness - Jul 6, 2018

Tackling Sexual Insecurity Myths

As men there’s a certain amount of stigma and bravado that surrounds topics like sexual health and...

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