Category Archives: Men
More than 150 of New York’s hottest dancers will be hitting the books ― figuratively, at least ― this June, but the lessons they’ll impart are decidedly not for kids.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS officials whetted fans’ appetites for “Broadway Bares: Strip U” this week with some steamy photos and a behind-the-scenes video. The 27th installment of the wildly popular Broadway-meets-burlesque fundraiser will feature a collegiate theme, and its chiseled cast will “school” audiences with steamy art, math and sport-themed dance numbers. This year’s show will hit New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom June 18 and will be directed by Nick Kenkel, whose Broadway credits include “Catch Me If You Can,” “Evita” and “The Wedding Singer.”
“Class will be in session this summer at the only college campus where clothing is optional and bodacious burlesque is always in the curriculum,” officials wrote in a press release, before promising “a science lab exploding with sizzling chemistry or sculpted studs exhibiting model behavior in art class.”
Created in 1992 by Tony-winning “Kinky Boots” director Jerry Mitchell, the event has raised more than $15.8 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, a nonprofit group dedicated to AIDS-related causes across the U.S. Previous installments of the show have ranged from 2012’s fairy tale-themed “Happy Endings” to 2016’s tech-driven fantasy “On Demand.”
GET TICKETS AND Read more about “Broadway Bares: Strip U” here.
Meet Joey Suarez, the Hispanic Miami born, San Antonio bred, New Yorker.
Triple threat, Model, Actor and Singer.
One of 12 children, he is currently a practice manager, managing tax law and accounting at an NYC firm, but spends his free time exploring multiple artistic mediums.
“I don’t have a definite dream job. Instead I have my own silly idea of a balanced schedule. To me having this corporate job provides an opportunity to balance not only my financial sanity but comfortably explore my artistic needs as a singer/composer who ‘models’.”
“I tend to invest a lot of my ‘free’ time into art. Using the daylight for photo-shoot’s whether that is directing, modeling or make-up and at night to composing on the piano in a recording studio with friends. So to me, art is my free time.”
“I don’t believe I started creating real art until I took that stress of making money off my art and let fall on my exterior jobs. The catch being, balance? Well, you earn it. Use that art to alleviate the stress of working and work your ass off to the point no one can deny where that drive comes from. Eventually that balance will weigh on the side of things you’ve always truly wanted, and before you know it: your dream comes true.”
He wrote a moving song called “Memories” about his grandmother, which you can hear on his site.
He recently covered Bruno Mars “Natalie” and you can see/hear that on YouTube.
Instagram – @joeywsuarez
Pop-Up Installation featuring works of Robert Mapplethorpe
A special Robert Mapplethorpe pop-up installation arrives in NYC in Flatiron Plaza North (23rd St. and Broadway) on Friday, March 18 (6pm-11pm) and Saturday, March 19 (6pm-10pm). The installation features larger-than-life projections, a stunning array of famous and more personal works, and rare, revealing commentary from Robert Mapplethorpe himself. This is a very special chance for guests to experience first-hand the magnitude of Mapplethorpe’s legacy.
This pop-up arrives prior to the premiere of HBO’s upcoming documentary “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures,” which will debut on Monday, April 4 at 9:00 p.m. exclusively on HBO.
Venture inside the mind of one of the 20th Century’s most important artists, and come face to face with his provocative masterpieces. Presented on a scale worthy of its artistic impact, this digital gallery features rare and revealing commentary from the photographer himself.
Where– Flatiron Plaza North (23rd St between 5th Ave & Broadway)
Looks like newcomer Colt Prattes will be filling in Patrick Swayze’s dancing shoes. ABC and Lionsgate have announced that Prattes will play the iconic role of Johnny in the upcoming Dirty Dancing remake.
Prattes is a singer, dancer, and actor ( and crossfit enthusiast )best known for his appearance in P!nk’s “Try” music video, where he showed off his performance skills and chiseled physique. He also toured with P!nk and starred in Rock of Ages in Las Vegas.
In the three-hour musical airing on ABC, Prattes will portray Johnny, the dance instructor at the Catskill Mountains resort who teaches Baby — played by Abigail Breslin — to be his new partner. Debra Messing has also been cast to play Baby’s mother.
Men’s Only Cuddle Party is … a workshop!
Though touch is natural, the skills that make it welcome and enjoyable have to be learned. Skills of communication, boundaries, asking for what you want, and saying ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ with clarity and kindness.
Cuddle Party is led by trained and certified Cuddle Party Facilitators. The Facilitator’s job is to guide you into those skills gently and easily, in a fun, safe and light hearted way. We welcome you and create an atmosphere of respect, and remain available for questions and support.
At a Cuddle Party you gain:
* Clarity and confidence
* Boundary and communication skills
* Comfort, support and encouragement
* The secrets to welcome, relaxed, non-sexual touch
The skills you learn at Cuddle Party translate into every day life, right from the start. When boundaries and consent are clear, every relationship is easier.
Where else can you attend a workshop in your pajamas?
– NYC, NY Tickets at eventbrite $27.37
Buddha Body Yoga Studio – 39 W 29th St #302, New York 10001
Hosted by Adam Lippin – Co-Founder/CEO of Cuddlist.com where you can find a Professional Certified Cuddler in your area!
DEMI LOVATO stopped by the MONSTER this week to sing her new song!
just a typical night out in NYC at the Monster bar in west village when Demi Lovato made a surprise guest appearance . It was the stripper who was more excited than anyone who took over the show..i was in the front row so it was right in my face…it was friggin enourmous…yes its reall….real friggin hard and hugeeeeee.
Just in time to book a warm winter getaway, JetBlue Airways has announced it will begin a seasonal flight schedule to include the return of a nonstop flight from JFK to PSP starting January 14, 2016.
The new flight will operate five times a week, Thursday through Monday until May 1, 2016. Seats are on sale today with introductory fares of $99 one way. This is the ninth destination in California for JetBlue.
“The City of Palm Springs continues to experience a tremendous renaissance and we are delighted to welcome JetBlue to Palm Springs International Airport,” said Mayor Steve Pougnet. “Their arrival is just more proof that Palm Springs is the premiere resort destination in Southern California and beyond.”
This sun drenched desert oasis vacation destination is returning to its glory days as a Hollywood playground, a central gathering spot for modern architectural design aficionados, musicians and artists drawn by nature’s inspiration, and an increasing crowd of cool-seekers.
It could be the surge of super hip (and becoming super large) events like the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Modernism Week, and Coachella and Stagecoach Music Festivals. Or the openings of incredibly unique museums such as the Architecture and Design Center in downtown Palm Springs, or nearby Sunnylands, with an public garden and walking paths inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings.
Perhaps it’s the parties… pool parties in the summer, cocktail parties by the pool in winter. Mai Tais at tiki bars. S’mores by firepits in the evening under the stars. Bachelorette parties abound. This is where people get away to.
Maybe it’s the Hollywood glitz and glamour. The Rat Pack lived, loved and played here…it doesn’t get any better than that. Stars such as Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and Lucille Ball all built homes here (that you can now rent!), adding a touch of stardust. Wearing a favorite vintage outfit, shopping for midcentury modern treasures in Uptown Design District, dining alfresco in downtown bistros under the warm sun…now that’s a vacation.
But frantic and hurried it is not. The pace is relaxed, the colors are saturated by the warm desert light, and the living is easy. Nestled at the base of the majestic San Jacinto Mountains, the City of Palm Springs is the ancestral home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. The streets, lined with palm trees, are perfect for exploring boutique shops, art galleries and museums while soaking up the warm sunshine.
WHERE TO STAY?
INNdulge, of course!
Our favorite place to stay in Palm Springs! Whether you want to socialize with friends or spend time with someone special – we love this place!
Book now for the winter and grab a $99 a night room special!
- 24 Poolside Rooms & Garden Suites
- Complimentary Continental Breakfast
- Large Heated 24-hr Pool
- Pool chiller during summer months
- In room DVD Players
- DVD Library
- 12 Man 24-hr Jacuzzi
- Wi-Fi Property Wide
- Full Kitchens in all Suites
- King Sized Beds
- Coffee Makers
- Hair Dryers
- On Site Gym
The FEEL GOOD song of summer is HERE!
NYC-based, pop/broadway artist, Joey Contreras, announces his brand new music video for “Love Wildly,” featuring the vocals of Eric Krop.
The video was featured on The Advocate who called it “A day-in-the-life montage from a sexier Fame.” Additionally, Contreras just announced his appearance at the New York Musical Theatre Festival on Thursday, 7/16.
“Love Wildly” is featured on Contreras’ LP, Young Kind of Love, which showcases sounds of both pop and contemporary musical theatre. The album features notable artists such as Loren Allred (The Voice) and numerous Broadway talents. Contreras was hailed one of Playbill’s “Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know.”
Equal parts striptease, circus act, and comedy routine, the nascent sibling of burlesque is finally turning heads.” Details Magazine
“Start saving up those singles, boys–you’re gonna wanna make it rain!” Queerty
“You’re about to be schooled.” Time Out NY
40 Performers from around the world! 2 big nights!
Get tickets HERE!
The festival kicks off Friday May 8th with a Teaser Party, hosted by nightlife icon World Famous *BOB* at Williamsburg hotspot, The Knitting Factory, and features over a dozen national and international performers and is sure to get your motor started for a weekend of non-stop “testicle festival” realness. Performers include Mr. Gorgeous (NYC),The Brotherhood of Boylesque (CO), Lou Henry Hoover (NYC), Bobby Barnaby (San Francisco), Dirty Develin (Chicago), Bohemian Bretheren (San Francisco), Gee Gee Louise (CT), Hard Cory (NYC), Jack N Tha Cox (Savannah), Johnny Panic (NYC), Beau Creep (Canada), Lucky Charming (NYC), Matt Knife (NYC), Mike Monaco (MASS), Brief Sweat (NYC), Mustang Monroe (CO), Rify Royalty (NYC) and James and The Giant Pastie (Canada)!
Saturday May 9th, the festival moves to Times Square for The Main Event at BB Kings on 42nd Street, hosted by NYC’s drag legend Sweetie, this stellar event features over 20 of the top boylesque performers from across the globe! Performers include Bazuka Joe & Ray Gunn (The Stage Door Johnnies/Chicago), Luminous Pariah (Seattle), Brewster (NYC), Charles D Barkley (Australia), Waxie Moon (Seattle), Boylesque TO (Canada), Jason Mejas (NYC), , Dew Lily (Canada), Rhythm Knights Dance Troupe (NYC), El Toro (Canada), Ben Franklin (NYC),Gilbert de Moccos (Toyko), Jonny Porkpie (NYC), 2 to Fly (NYC), Kirby Lebrea (LA), Manchego (NYC), Mat Fraser (London), Mr. Valdez (CO), Serge Violland (France), Sirelesque (MASS)!
From Time Out: Broadway musicals kick into high gear every spring, powered by the gifted dancers and singers of their ensemble casts. And each year, we give you a sneak peek at some of the chorus performers who may grab your eye onstage. We’ll be there to give you the latest previews and reviews of the spring season. In the meantime, here is our fifth annual roundup of 20 sexy men and women who will brighten up Broadway in 2015.
This year, Matinee NYC announces the launch of their sexy 2015 charity calendar, featuring the Men of Matinee and Boxers Bar, shot by celeb photographer Marco Ovando.
100% of the proceeds will directly help provide homeless LGBT youth with the support and nourishment they need to succeed and thrive in NYC.
Grab your copy at any of the 3 Boxers Bar locations (Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, Philadelphia) for a minimum donation of $20, and receive a free Stoli cocktail.
With your help, we can reach our fundraising goal of $50,000!
MEET THE MEN! Thursday Jan 8th – Boxers Chelsea
Friday Jan 9th – Boxers Hells Kitchen
All proceeds benefit Ali Forney center
There’s more out there in the all new season of the hit HBO series LOOKING starring Jonathan Groff and Frankie J. Alvarez.
LOOKING focuses on current gay life in the Bay Area and on themes that everyone, gay and straight, can relate to: falling in love, finding professional fulfillment, forging an identity in a complicated world, and searching for happiness.
Don’t miss the season premiere Sunday, January 11th at 10pm/9pm Central, only on HBO.
And now is your chance to catch up before the premiere with Season 1, available to own now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD: http://amzn.com/B00HX3ZJOY
Tuesday Oct 28th
MY GAY ROOMMATE
will be holding their official Wrap Party starting at 7:30pm at their favorite leather bar, The Eagle NYC.
What a journey it’s been! With MGR recently surpassing 3,000,000 hits, this past year has been a huge one for our team, and we’re so excited to end this season with a bang!!! Presenting: “My Gay Roommate – Partners in Crime”
Nick and Ed aren’t coping well with Jack’s (the Cowboy) departure, and the Monster takes drastic action to set them on the right course. But will he succeed? At a crossroads in their relationship, the boys have to decide what’s to become of their friendship after the crazy year they’ve spent together. Climaxed with an original song by lyrcist-composer team Carner & Gregor, the season ends in a flourish of love, friendship and ecstatic gayness.
Stop by the Eagle on the 28th! They will be screening the final episode, dancing, and making some exciting announcements about the future of the show!
Daddies, music, and drinksies oh my, it’s gonna by gAy+!
Would love to see you there!!
Twitter: @MrNoamAsh @carnerandgregor
Mark MacKillop is a singer actor dancer. Originally from Vancouver he studied ballet in Vancouver with Li Yaming at Pacific DanceArts and spent summers training with the Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater in New York, both on full scholarship. After three years dancing with the Atlanta Ballet Mark moved to New York to pursue musical theatre and just finished a year on tour playing Riff with the international production of West Side Story – which leads us to this story about Mark!
Earlier this year, our good friend Michael Cavnaugh, founder of HEROnews.org and HIVhero.org interviews the very talented and handsome Mark MacKillop – the Broadway HERO of the month. Mark talks about his international tour of West Side Story, Broadway Bares, his struggle to become a performer and so much more. This man is an inspiration, smart sexy and a great guy- please check it out here!
The new book comprises 80 black-and-white selfies of MacKillop in various stages of undress, shot in various hotel rooms around the world while he was in the midst of an international tour of “West Side Story” last year.
Though the steamy images will no doubt set pulses racing, MacKillop sees Rm. XIV as capturing “physicality, composition, reflection” as opposed to being intentionally scintillating.
“I had just finished a year touring all over Europe and Israel with the international production of West Side Story. During the course of my time abroad i started taking pictures of myself in each hotel room I stayed in. This quickly became a staple of my experience on tour.”
“ Surprisingly traveling around with 30 cast members and a 30 piece orchestra left me feeling incredibly isolated and at times lonely. I used the photos as a way of connecting with friends who I was separated from to give them a unique, intimate look at my life on the road,” MacKillop, who originally hails from Canada, told The Huffington Post. Noting that he shot all of the images on his iPhone with a self-timer app, – which are REALLY REALLY GOOD!! “I definitely wouldn’t call myself a photographer. I would just call myself an artist exploring in various mediums.”
MacKillop, who is openly gay, said the photos also represent a very personal journey, and were partly inspired by Tom of Finland in addition to his own ballet and modern dance training.
A very successful kickstarter campaign was launched and the book was printed!
(Photo Right : is from one of the MANY fashion shoots Mark has done. Photographer Walter Kurtz Emporio Armani Underwear. See more on Pinterest.)
Having performed in the 2014 installment of “Broadway Bares,” MacKillop will donate a portion of the proceeds from Rm. XIV to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA). In addition, the book will feature an introduction by Tony Award-winning “Kinky Boots” star Billy Porter and a foreword authored by New York artist Robert W. Richards.
On a side note…..
OCTOBER 19th! Please support this event! $20 tickets. Other donations on Indigo.
The best of both worlds performing together.
Featuring performances from the brightest stars from Broadway and Ballet.
Honoring The Actors Fund, Tony Award Winner, Jerry Mitchell and Ballet Star, Stephen Hanna
A benefit for HERO – HIV Experience Resources Organization.
Sunday, October 19th, 2014
42 West, 516 West 42nd Street, NYC
8–10 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
George Billis Gallery is delighted to present the solo exhibition of work by Wes Hempel. The exhibition will run from September 30th through October 25th, 2014.
The opening reception will be held at the gallery located at 525 West 26th Street between 10th and 11th avenues on Thursday, October 2nd, from 6-8 pm.
Wes Hempel portrays his vision of masculinity through the juxtaposition of contemporary art and historical play. Using the psychological demeanor found within the portraits of present-day men and placing them in similar backdrops that resemble paintings of the historical Neoclassical era, Hempel’s work creates the perfect blend of provocative dialogue of historical references with familiar modern day aspects.
The exhibition features paintings where contemporary figures showcase the artist’s interest in masculine sexuality and its representation throughout art history. Hempel writes of his work, “A walk through any major museum will reveal paintings that depict or legitimate only certain kinds of experience. Despite the good intentions of critical theorists questioning the validity of the canon, paintings of the old masters on the walls of museums like the Met, the Louvre, Rijks museum still have a certain cache. They’re revered not just for their technique but because they enshrine our collective past experience. Of course, it’s a selected past that gets validated. Conspicuously absent to me as a gay man is my own story. By presenting contemporary males as objects of desire in familiar looking art historical settings, I’m able to imagine (and allow viewers to imagine) a past that includes rather than excludes gay experience and ride the coattails, as it were, of art history’s imprimatur.”
Hempel has an MA in creative writing from the University of Colorado Boulder. His work has been exhibited extensively throughout California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, and Washington, and is in the collections of museums such as the Denver Art Museum, the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Arnot Art Museum, and in the Columbus Museum.
The George Billis Gallery marks its 18th year in the Chelsea Art District
and its sister gallery is located in the gallery district of Culver City in Los Angeles.
George Billis Gallery
525 West 26th Street, ground floor
new york, ny 10001
Gay supermodels and power couple Seth Fornea and Jared Bradford are moving to New York!
The dancers/entertainers travel the world hosting gay parties but spent the last 2 months in new York City and announced this week they are seeking a permanent residence here.
Seth said, “Jared Bradford and I have been living in NYC for going on two months now and have decided that we want to make it permanent. We are subletting at the moment but are currently on the search for a place we can lease on our own . If you hear of anything, have a friend moving out, etc. Please let us know. We are looking in the village, chelsea, midtown, harlem…pretty much anywhere with convenient connections to major subway lines.”
The 2014 Jeffrey Fashion Cares
benefit fashion show took place this week!
Vogue editrix Anna Wintour, designers Diane von Furstenberg, Prabal Gurung and Jason Wu, Veep actress Anna Chlumsky, models Constance Jablonski, Kate Bock, Jihye and Nina Agdal, and former Top Model mentor Jay Manuel took in a bevy of male beauties showing off some sizzling hot spring looks.
Organized by retailer Jeffrey Kalinsky, the event raised more than $650,000 – which goes to a variety of LGBT organizations include the Hetrick-Martin Institute and Lambda Legal.
In its 22-year history, Jeffrey Fashion Cares has raised more than $11 million!
Photographer Kevin Tachman had the best seat in the house! Snapping hot models backstage!
See all of his photos here!
Thursday, November 21, the New York Gay Football League will host its Ninth Annual Bachelor Auction at XL Nightclub (512 W. 42nd St) at 7pm. Proceeds from this year’s auction will benefit the GLSEN Sports Project.
Gay Football League
New York Gay Football League seeks to promote the positive social and
athletic enjoyment of flag football. Through our league, our events and
most importantly our players, we also seek to foster and augment the
self-respect and to engender respect and understanding from the gay
community. While particular emphasis is placed on these specific goals,
it is a fundamental principle of the NYGFL that all activities, social
and athletic, are conducted to be inclusive in nature and that no
individual shall be excluded from participating on the basis of sexual
orientation, gender, race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin,
political beliefs, athletic ability or physical challenge.
About the GLSEN Sports Project
the Game: The GLSEN Sports Project is an education and advocacy program
focused on addressing LGBT issues in K-12 school-based athletic and
physical education programs. The Sport Project’s mission is to assist
K-12 schools in creating and maintaining an athletic and physical
education climate that is based on the core principles of respect,
safety and equal access for all students, teachers and coaches
regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression and
integrating these efforts into overall school plans to ensure a safe,
respectful school climate and culture. For more information, go to: sports.glsen.org
queens in half drag for his ongoing project ‘Half-Drag . . . A Different
Kind of Beauty.’
“With this series my intention is to capture both the male and the alter
ego female side of these subjects in one image in order to explore the
cross over between males and females and to break down the physical
barriers that separate them,” Bobbé says.
These images, composed and stylized through the power of hair and
makeup, are captured in one snap, and are NOT digitally composed.
Fuerza Bruta, the critically-acclaimed, Off-Broadway sensation is thrilled to bring back Boys Night Out,
a sexy and special performance that floods the senses where an all male
cast run through moving walls and take to dance and glisten in a
flooded Mylar pool suspended just inches above you.
SPECIAL: Tickets only $45 (regularly $89). Plus the first 50 Boys Night Out guests
to arrive will receive a free pair of Diesel boxer shorts and two free
drink tickets. After the performance, stay for an extended dance party
by the Fuerza Bruta house DJ.
TO ORDER: Go to BroadwayOffers.com and use code FBJWBOY
Restrictions may apply.