Category Archives: Men
FINALLY! A fashion trend I like. Shirtless men.
There, on Bastille Day, was a shirtless guy checking out the windows at
Bergdorf Goodman; there, on Lafayette Street one Tuesday morning, ambled
a shirtless shopper hauling Urban Outfitter bags; there, on the R
train, was a rider wearing nothing but jeans and sandals; there, on
Astor Place, a cluster of topless men flaunting their abs and pecs.
“I was on my way to the bank and I saw not one, not two, but three guys”
walking shirtless across Eighth Street, said Rob Morea, a personal
trainer and an owner of Great Jones Fitness in NoHo. Read the article!
Sunday, May 5,2013…….9 pm
512 West 42nd Street, NYC
As the weather warms up, the clothes will come off 12 of the hottest
men from Broadway Bares when they strip down to raise money for Broadway
Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at Broadway Bares: Solo Strips.
Tickets for Solo Strips, a special, one-night-only evening of choreographed stripteases, are on sale now.
A limited number of reserved table seats are available for $40. General
admission standing tickets also are available for a $15 donation. Get tickets now.
This year’s Broadway Bares: Solo Strips dancers include Matt Anctil (La Cage Aux Folles, Broadway Bares 18-21), Patrick Boyd (Grease, Broadway Bares 17-19), James Brown III (Wicked, Broadway Bares 16, 18-20), Timothy Hughes (Chaplin, Broadway Bares 21), John Paul LaPorte (Broadway Bares 15-22) Patrick McCollum (Broadway Bares 16, 18-19), Peter Nelson (Cinderella, Broadway Bares 21-22), Daniel Robinson (Hairspray, Broadway Bares 17-19), Matthew Rossoff (Jesus Christ Superstar, Broadway Bares 18, 21) Billy Steeves (Broadway Bares 22), Dennis Stowe (Annie, Broadway Bares 9, 13-14, 16- 17, 19- 20) and Sheldon Tucker (Bring It On: The Musical, Broadway Bares 21-22).
Broadway Bares: Solo Strips will again be directed by Tony
Spinosa. Doors open one hour prior to the show. Reserved table seats
require an additional two-drink minimum.
Solo Strips is a return to the roots of Broadway Bares. In 1992, Jerry Mitchell, then a performer in The Will Rogers Follies,
organized a benefit burlesque show featuring himself and six friends
performing original strips at a bar for a $10 donation plus whatever
tips the audience gave the dancers. Mitchell, now a Tony Award-winning
director and choreographer, is executive producer of Broadway Bares,
which is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Broadway Bares: Solo Strips is a sexy tease for Broadway Bares, one of BC/EFA’s annual signature events. This year’s racy, road trip-themed edition, Broadway Bares 23: United Strips of America,
will feature 200 of New York’s most desirable dancers discovering – and
uncovering – amber waves and mountain majesties that only Broadway Bares
could find. This trip across the fruited plains of America will most
certainly be the stuff patriot dreams are made of. Special celebrity
guests will be announced at a later date.
Broadway Bares 23: United Strips of America will be held Sunday, June 23 with two performances only at 9:30 pm & midnight at Roseland Ballroom in New York City. Get tickets for Broadway Bares now.
The 2013 Bares season started in January with Broadway Bares: Winter Burlesque, which raised $35,428. The season continues with Solo Strips, then Broadway Bares: Fire Island on June 1 before concluding with Broadway Bares 23.
BOYS BOYS BOYS!
are teaming up to present the second annual New York Boylesque
Festival—a two-day extravaganza of nearly nude dudes artfully disrobing.
This Friday night Teaser Party,
DJ’d by boylesque historian Scott Ewalt features over a dozen national
and international performers and is sure to get your motor started for a
weekend of non-stop boylesque hotness!
stage to do their thing. Hosted by NYC’s Drag Mama Sweetie.
A deadly meningitis outbreak among gay men in New York
City has led the city to recommend that every gay man who is basically
sexually active, and not in an exclusive relationship, to get a
The CDC is saying,
“Meningitis is a disease caused by the inflammation of the protective
membranes covering the brain and spinal cord known as the meninges.”
The alert was issued two weeks ago – I didn’t hear a word about it until yesterday when the Huffington Post wrote about it.
The New York City Health Department’s recommendation for who should get vaccinated…..The Health Department issued new recommendations today for vaccinating
against invasive meningococcal disease – commonly known as meningitis –
after an increase in cases. Vaccinations are now advised for men,
regardless of HIV status, who regularly have intimate contact with other
men met through a website, digital application (“App”), or at a bar or
New York Post said last week, A former male model-turned-elementary school teacher sent out
sexually-explicit emails to potential hookups on Craigslist — but used a school email account to do so, investigators found.
East Side special education teacher Matthew Maleski attached pictures
of himself clad only in boxers (scandalous?) to his email responses to Craigslist’s
notorious personal ads, according to officials. Why on earth would you use the school’s email???
32-year-old teacher, who was terminated from PS 183 on Tuesday, had
formerly posed half-nude in ads for a gay social networking App called
Maleski, who started working for the Education Department in 2011, made
$56,048 a year. According to the investigation, he said he did not
intend to send the emails from the school account.
The rent goes up…
New York gay bar Rawhide is expected to close its doors by the end of the month.
Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York
blog reports that the leather bar’s landlord will raise the rent from
$15,000 to $27,000, effectively pricing the establishment out of its
Chelsea location at Eighth Avenue and 21st Street. The last day of
operation will be March 31.
As Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York and Towleroad both
point out, New York City mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn spoke fondly
of the establishment, which opened in 1978, as part of a recent New York magazine profile.
TheMenEvent people are hosting their TIME SQUARE SOCIAL BIG GAY NETWORKING PARTY on Tuesday March 5th.
Kitchen, Boxers HK on 9th Ave. Expect to meet lots of other gay
professionals (or professional gays – wink), make new friendships, win
stuff, and enjoy drink specials! Everyone wears a name tag, but instead
of putting your name, you put your occupation (cuz it’s a networking
party, silly). they are also color-coded so you know who is single (in
case that is on your agenda).
Regularly attended by hundreds of great guys, this is the one monthly event you dare not miss.
* No Cover
* Drink Specials
* Hundreds of Amazing Guys
* Meet Celebs
* Door Prizes: Be one of the first attendees to check into the party and you could win movie passes!
Spiderman – Turn off the Dark!
Born in Mt. Holly, New Jersey and raised in California, Sean Stewart joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet in 1997.
He began dancing at the age of 10 with Lisa Clark, started ballet at 12 with Yanina Cywinska, and went on to study at Joffrey II and the Paris Opera Ballet School. He participated in summer programs for The Joffrey Ballet in San Antonio and the Bolshoi Ballet at Vail.
Stewart left ABT in 2002. But Stewart rejoined American Ballet Theatre in January 2008.
He will perform in the new season starting this month.
He sat down with Michael Cavnaugh of GayLifeNYC.org / HIVHero.org, to chat about growing up, bullying, his alternative diets and his support of HIV organizations.
Wednesday February 22, 2012 from 6-9PM
Traffic Bar & Restaurant, 701 9th Ave. Corner of 48th St.
FREE EVENT – Since
2004 TheMenEvent has been bringing you the HOTTEST Gay Networking
Events. This month, we descend upon a new venue, Traffic in Hell’s
Kitchen. Expect to meet lots of other gay professionals (or professional
gays – wink), make new friendships, win stuff, enjoy drink specials and
get some free appetizers (but you have to get there early for the yummy
Prize Giveaways including DVD’s and Show Tickets. PLUS Enter to win 1
of 3 Top Men’s Fragrances from the Fragrance and Beauty Outlet.
* No cover!
* Drink Specials- $4 Coors Light Drafts, $5 mixed well cocktails $5 Glass of Traffic’s signature sangria & $5 house wines.
* Hundreds of Amazing Guys!
* Free Appetizers from 6-7pm
* CELEB ALERT: Meet DAVID DRAKE (The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me) who is currently donning drag in new comedy MY TAWNY VALENTINE.
BROADWAY BARES has named hottie
MATT ANCTIL their stripper of the month!
The adorable Matt Anctil made his big Broadway debut in La Cage on Broadway and now is traveling around the country with George Hamilton and the La Cage National Tour.
Over the years he has donated his time to various charities including Broadway Bares.
Matt says, “Aside from tradition, it is so important to me to be a part of Broadway
Bares because it is a wonderful example of how the entire Broadway
community comes together year after year to help our fellow human beings
with the gifts we have been given.
This is more than a show…it’s art,
it’s family, it’s celebration….a celebration of life! Honoring those
who we have lost and looking forward to each and every day we have to
live as Jerry (Mitchell) always says….FULL OUT!!!“
Last year Matt was named Broadway Hero of the Month by Gay Life NYC.org. and he had much to say about bullying, his time in high school, the broadway
beauty pageant and all the great things he does for charity.
It’s so refreshing to see someone so young (he is 25) doing so much for charity. And he has actually been donating his time and talents for several years now! How incredible is that?! Congratualtions Matt – from Best Gay New York.com
(Above photo by BOY CULTURE)
JOHN CARROLL BROADWAY STAR,
(Women on the Verge – and Follies)
MODEL AND BROADWAY BARES VETERAN HAS SO MUCH
HE MARRIED HIS TRUE LOVE THIS YEAR IN NY STATE- he says “My 90 year old grandmother LOVEs my husband!“
HE WAS BULLIED EXTENSIVELY
HE HAS ENDURED SO MUCH BUT NOW IS AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME AS A
EVERYONE NEEDS TO SEE THIS INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO- THIS
GUY IS AS AMAZING INSIDE AS HE IS BEAUTIFUL OUTSIDE.
FOR THE MONTH
FOR FEBRUARY 2012
THE HANDSOME STEVEN CARRASCO
TALKS ABOUT GHOST ON BROADWAY,
AND ON THE JOYS
AND STRUGGLES OF BEING A CHORUS BOY- HOW HE GOT THERE, AND HOW HE DOES
Ghost is going to be full of cool illusions never done before on a live broadway stage! It is sure to be one of the biggest spring shows on Broadway.
Stephen talks about his quirks, his pet peeves, and neatness habits!
He talks about his love of New York City and he does a ONE HANDED CARTWHEEL!! Who can do that?!
PLEASE CHECK OUT
THIS AMAZING BROADWAY BOY AND GO SEE HIM IN GHOST- SUCH AN ELEGANT YOUNG
WATCH THE VIDEO!
Gaylifenyc.org and HIVHERO.org are websites for
HIV Experience Resources Organization (HERO) – a non-for-profit company
operating in New York State. It features Entertainment News and On The
Town updates. It’s also dedicated to helping people getting around, get
through and get over the system that hinders timely assistance for the
newly diagnosed & people living with HIV/AIDS. And it’s dedicated to
entertaining you, and keeping your spirits up where they should
be. HERO is 100 % Volunteer based.
see also new site for HIV Health Reform information.
A thank you to the gorgeous guys and one gorgeous girl who where
interviewed as Broadway Heroes of the month for Gaylifenyc.org –
featuring beautiful pics of all our Heroes including, James Brown III,
Adam Zelasko, Mikey Cusumano, Matt Anctil, Nicolas Cunningham, Alex
Ringler, Peter Nelson, Eddie Rabon, Russell Fischer, Sean Michael
Murray, Brian Spitulnik and Marissa Rosen-
I wrote this holiday song for
Miss American 1996 for a pediatric AIDS Benefit- so happy to use it
again- Thank you to all these amazing people- love you all!
Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, Justin Utley
began his career as a Mormon-Contemporary singer/songwriter.
After publicly breaking ties with the Mormon Church and sending his own “self-excommunition letter”, Justin became a noted activist and advocate for civil rights and LGBT equality in the United States, and an outspoken personality against the Mormon church’s use of conversion therapy, a method Utley endured for two years after serving a two-year full-time mission for the church.
In June 2010, Utley released Stand for Something a single written to inspire and motivate to take action towards securing LGBT equality in America, ending youth homelessness, and increasing community awareness. The single was nominated by the LGBT Academy Of Recording Arts for 4 OutMusic Awards, including Best Songwriter and Artist of the Year, winning Best Country/Folk Song of the Year.
Tonight, 11-11-11, watch a live stream performance of Justin singing songs from his new album. ! It
starts at 7:00 PM Eastern and is located at
This week, GAY LIFE NYC.org Chats
with the super handsome Russian Brian Spitulnik,
currently in Chicago on
Not only is he super handsome, but he’s super smart. With a
MFA Degree from Columbia University, Brian talks about his writing
projects, work on The Big Gay Musical and Broadway Bares.
Will Wikle is a registered nurse and a go go god.
He is best known for his appearance in the fifth American season of BIG BROTHER. Wikle parlayed his Big Brother notoriety into a gig as co-host of the Logo network travel-themed program, Round Trip Ticket.
Wikle (flexing) with go-go dancer friends Will Wikle, is a frequent panelist on the Here! TV series Threesome,
achieved a longtime dream of becoming a celebrated go-go boy in New
York City and offers tips to other aspirants, in an article he wrote for
The 32-year-old former Big Brother
contestant recalls that he’s wanted to be a dancer since popping his
booty as a 7-year-old in front of his baby-sitter while listening to an
El DeBarge song, but his dreams were dashed by his conservative
Wikle writes about the past year, which he spent balancing his
new hobby with his day job as a registered nurse. He reveals that the
view from from his go-go perch allowed him to witness drag queens
perfecting “their tuck game,” as well as drunken one-night stands
spring to life on the dance floor.
Wikle also offers the following essential tips to become a successful go-go boy:
1. Nike high-top sneakers:
The bigger and chunkier, the better your legs will look sprouting out the top.
2. Timoteo jockstrap:
Basic underwear might get you enough tips for an Old Navy duffel, but showing your ass guarantees a Louis Vuitton travel bag.
3. Johnson & Johnson baby oil gel:
This will make all the right body parts shine, even in the pitch-black dark.
4. New York Yankees baseball cap:
A fitted cap is the go-go’s high fashion sweatband.
5. The official go-go buzz cut:
Go see Humberto at VL Studio on Christopher Street for the best $12 fade you’ll ever get in your life.
chats with the super handsome and talented star of Rent at New World Stages.
Sean Michael Murray!
He talks about his Broadway debut in American Idiot, his quirks, stupid human tricks and some great messages about living your life to the fulllest.
Please check it out.
Gaylifenyc.org is a website for (HERO) HIV Experience Resources Organization – a non-for-profit company operating in New York State. It features Entertainment News and On The Town updates. It’s also dedicated to helping people getting around, get through and get over the system that hinders timely assistance for the newly diagnosed & people living with HIV/AIDS. And it’s dedicated to entertaining you, and keeping your spirits up where they should be. HERO is 100 % Volunteer based.
Mazel tov! Michael Kors and his longtime partner Lance Le Pere have finally made it official, reports Women’s Wear Daily. The couple were married in a private ceremony on Tuesday in Southampton with the town’s mayor Mark Epley officiating. It has been a long time coming for Kors and Le Pere, who have known each other since 1990 when Le Pere joined the designer’s company. They fell in love with Paris, Le Pere told New York in an interview from last August: “We share a certain level of taste… an American point of view, and I think we like to play with Americana. Over the years and the day-to-day process of dreaming together, things just naturally fell into place.” Kors and Le Pere had given hints that a marriage ceremony was impending, as the two were spotted on August 3 at New York’s City Hall applying for a marriage license. Kors said in a statement, “Lance and I are very excited to finally be able to have the opportunity to marry in our home state after many years together. We have no plans for a major party, but we will be getting married privately.”
Michael Kors and his longtime partner Lance Le Pere have finally made it official, reports Women’s Wear Daily. The couple were married in a private ceremony on Tuesday in Southampton with the town’s mayor Mark Epley officiating.
It has been a long time coming for Kors and Le Pere, who have known each other since 1990 when Le Pere joined the designer’s company.
They fell in love with Paris, Le Pere told New York in an interview from last August: “We share a certain level of taste… an American point of view, and I think we like to play with Americana. Over the years and the day-to-day process of dreaming together, things just naturally fell into place.”
Kors and Le Pere had given hints that a marriage ceremony was impending, as the two were spotted on August 3 at New York’s City Hall applying for a marriage license. Kors said in a statement, “Lance and I are very excited to finally be able to have the opportunity to marry in our home state after many years together. We have no plans for a major party, but we will be getting married privately.”
GAY LIFE NYC.org and
Michael Cavnaugh have selected the Broadway Hero of the Month for August….
Eddie Rabon. He does Broadway Bares every year, Is an Assistant Dean for a performing Arts School and the current, Mr. Gay USA.
GayLifeNYC.org sat down with Eddie and talked about his win last year, and his many accomplishments in the theatre world. – And he is very very involved with Broadway Cares / Broadway Bares.
Watch Eddie on the YouTube interview.
Check out GayLifeNYC.org for ENTERTAINMENT NEWS AND AIDS HEALTH RESOURCES!