About Carlos Andrés Gómez

Carlos Andrés Gómez is an award-winning poet, actor, and writer from New York City. A former social worker and public school teacher, he costarred in Spike Lee’s #1 movie “Inside Man” with Denzel Washington and appeared in the sixth season of HBO’s “Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry.” His first book, the coming-of-age memoir “Man Up: Cracking the Code of Modern Manhood,”is available now from Gotham Books, an imprint of Penguin. For more on the book or to keep up with Carlos' blogging, please visit his website: http://www.CarlosLive.com/ or follow him on Twitter@CarlosAGlive.

Op-Ed: Taco Bell’s New ‘Live Más’ Campaign is Racist and Demeaning

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Carlos Andrés Gómez doesn’t think the new Taco Bell ‘Big Poppa’ ad (which admittedly used Google Translate for its Spanish) is funny.

‘Man Up’ – An Excerpt from Carlos Andrés Gómez’s New Book

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“I am tired of men dying because they feel alone, feeling like they are destined for prison or monotony or gender role-playing or anything less than their most divine of dreams… I know that I am not alone in this.”

25 Ways to Redefine the Phrase ‘Man Up’

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Carlos Andrés Gómez is on a mission to reclaim the phrase “man up” to reflect all the best things about masculinity today.

I’m For Commitment, Just Not Marriage

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For this week’s Man Up Monday, Carlos Andrés Gómez explains how the love of his life opened him up to a new model of life-long commitment.

Why Men Catcall

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For today’s Man Up Monday, Carlos Andrés Gómez challenges men to rise up against the street harassment so many of us have become desensitized to.

Straight Guy in Bed With Another Man

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In this installment of his “Man Up Mondays” series, Carlos Andrés Gómez confronts the notion that even the most evolved and progressive guys freak out at the idea of sharing a bed with a male friend.

Confronting the Superhero Myth

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Carlos Andrés Gómez challenges the myth of the “perfect man” in the first of his series of “Man Up Monday” posts for The Good Men Project.