About Unicorn Booty Gay Blog
Unicorn Booty is the most followed LGBT news site in the world! We are a gay blog that connects gays and their allies to the biggest and best treasures every day, covering gay news, world news, culture and gay-friendly businesses.
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Kevin Farrell – Editorial Director, Co-founder
Kevin Farrell grew up all over the eastern seaboard, but celebrated his 18th birthday while living with a foster family on a goat farm in Massachusetts. To say he had an untraditional upbringing would be an understatement.
A former homeless teen, he worked closely with the homeless while attending college in Colorado and New Orleans. That is, until Hurricane Katrina descended upon the Gulf Coast in August of 2005, leaving him among the homeless once again. After relocating to Seattle, he began to build a new life. In December 2009, he decided to take destiny by the horn and start his own company, Unicorn Booty. Within a year, UB had become the most followed LGBT news site on the planet. Not bad!
When he’s not busy with Unicorn Booty, he can be found deep in a pile of comic books or digging up treasure in prehistoric fossil beds.
Nick Vivion – Co-founder
Nick Vivion was born in Kansas City, Missouri, but that is about all he remembers. Well, there is something about moving to London and growing up in Switzerland, but it’s all very hazy. Nick is a filmmaker who loves to shoot travel-related stories for companies like Lonely Planet. He is also a Youtube partner with two million views on the ‘tube. Nick is an entrepreneur who relishes new challenges. He started his first business when he was 16, importing alcoholic ice pops called Freaky Ice into Switzerland and doing business in three languages. Today, he continues to embrace his passion for the independent path.
Nick adores being a part of Unicorn Booty, as it combines his two very favorite things. In fact, he so loves the name that he has it tattooed somewhere on his body. But that’s a trade secret! Having spent the greater part of his life traveling the world, he thinks it is essential for the gay community to create its own platforms to define the terms of engagement, so that we can define our own identity.
Christopher was born in Southern California but grew up in Texas. This explains his perfect balance of laid back West Coast mentality and Southern hospitality. Christopher was bit by the travel bug in his early twenties and has seen some beautiful and exotic parts of the world. After finally bucking down and finishing his degree he sought out an outlet for his creative and entrepreneurial ambitions which led to his work with Unicorn Booty.
In his free time, Christopher likes to play and watch sports, hit up the local farmers market, prepare beautiful meals, drink wine and write stories for Unicorn Booty that set the blogosphere on fire. In kindergarten Christopher was the only boy in the class whose favorite color was purple. Since that day he has been a non-conformist and uses each day to celebrate his individualism.
Brent Peterson was born and raised in Waukon, Iowa (don’t worry, nobody knows where it is) and grew up knowing pretty much nothing other than small town life. Despite being sheltered in the confines of the Waukon, Brent had big aspirations. He wanted to get out of the small-town lifestyle since he was very young. His parents (and he, himself) describe him as a “city kind of guy.” His dreams were big, and he did everything he could to chase them.
Brent knew that he wanted to be a journalist since he was a senior in high school, and he kept after it all through college. After graduating from the University of Iowa with a degree in journalism, Brent began what fills many a college grad with dread–the job search. He really enjoys reading the comments that he receives from the community on his pieces, so comment away! When not trying to think of a witty one-liner to round out his latest post, Brent usually enjoys playing video games, watching bad horror movies, or trying to get his cat to speak English.
Evan was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, but spent many summers in his parent’s home of New York. Because of this, his personality is an amalgamation of the two. Sometimes he is a Pacific Northwest hippie punk rocker, sometimes he is a (wannabe) Broadway diva who will bite your head off if you cross him. He is queer and feminist identified, as well as a lover of all things gay. Having spent much of his life writing, performing, and philosophizing, he jumped at the opportunity to become a Unicorn Booty Contributor.
Evan is a musician by trade. He plays five instruments, and currently performs with the queer pop band, Secret Shoppers. He also produces Hip-Hop on the side. He has dabbled in modeling, and works with Sassoon in Seattle as a hair model. His ultimate goal in life is to tour as a performing musician, open his own venue, and write songs for pop stars. He totally believes in aliens, and has seen Britney in concert more times than he’d care to admit.
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A Little More…
We came up with the Unicorn Booty concept in December of 2009 after seeing similar concepts being executed without a focus on a niche market. We considered the massive buying power of the gay community, as well as the fierce brand loyalty to LGBT-friendly companies, and realized that there was an unserved market opportunity: to connect people with gay-friendly businesses so we can support companies that support us!
Several weeks later, Unicorn Booty was birthed amidst coffee and tea at Oddfellows Cafe in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. And the rest, as the cliches tell us, is history.
Support those who acknowledge us, and ignore the ones who don’t! We have $825 billion in buying power, so let’s not let it go to waste! : D
Please share this Booty far and wide, and invite your friends to join us on this journey!
Nick and Kevin
[We are supportive of a diverse and loving world, with inclusivity and equality for all. The word ‘gay’ is used on our website as an all inclusive term for the LGBTIQ community, friends, family, and allies.]
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