Eric Leven

Eric Leven

At a Glance:

Eric Leven has been a Project Contributor since October 2007, has written 84 entries and currently lives in East Village, NYC.


Eric Leven is one of a new generation of gay men using new media to agitate, educate and organize. He is, in the words of Joe Jervis, creator of the massively popular blog Joe. My. God.“one of the brightest stars of young gay activism in NYC.” By day Eric works as a story producer for reality and documentary programs. On nights and weekends he blogs, writes and films with the goal of empowering gay men and creating a greater sense of community unity. He is creator of the blog KnuckleCrack.

Eric Leven: Recently Filed

The Bride Wore Red

Filed by Eric Leven | August 21, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

In an unlikely twist, the California Gay community now stands an even greater chance of hearing wedding bells ring in their name. Theodore Olson, the Republican Lawyer who helped steal argue George Bush's election, could now be same-sex marriage's strongest...Read More

PodCast: IML Bareback Issue

Filed by Eric Leven | August 01, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Brian and David B. over at The Occasional Fag hosted Will Clark and I on their Pod Cast to talk about the IML No-more-bareback-issue which recently came down the pipes. I thought we had a great conversation. We touch upon...Read More

Bareback the f--k up!

Filed by Eric Leven | July 24, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Fresh off the digital pages of Will Clark's blog comes the story of International Mr. Leather President Chuck Renslow's refusal to continue including bareback vendors, videos and other bareback paraphernalia during next year's 2010 event:...Read More

Unbuckling Straps: An undoing of the NYC Leather Community

Filed by Eric Leven | July 09, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

A week ago the decades-old organization of Gay Male S/M Activists (GMSMA) of New York put the kibosh on their twice a month meetings and community. Over the years numbers of attendees dwindled from hundreds to just a handful and...Read More

"...With Liberty and Justice for ALL" (unless you're gay, of course)

Filed by Eric Leven | June 20, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

This has been stewing within me for the last couple of days......Read More