Alexander Cheves is a queer author, columnist, editor, advice blogger, and activist.
He is best known for his work as a contributing editor at The Advocate and his "Sexy Beast" column. He is currently a columnist for Out Magazine and runs the advice blog Love, Beastly. His debut book, an erotic memoir titled My Love Is a Beast: Confessions, will publish on October 12, 2021, from Unbound Edition Press.
His work has been featured in VICE, Them, and other magazines. He is a recipient of a 2021 Excellence in Journalism award from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. Cheves is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art & Design.
He is half-Deaf, anti-theist, HIV-positive, and proud to call the slut and kink communities home. He spends his time with books, on the tattoo table, in art museums, in gyms, and on dance floors.
A sex worker for ten years, Cheves advocates for the decriminalization of the sex trade and opposes ongoing efforts to attack this important work. He is anti-censorship and supports all artists and comrades in the fight for free expression.
He lives in Astoria, New York.