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Simon Doonan at The Center Feb 15… Gay Men Don’t Get Fat!

On Wednesday, February 15th, Center Authors and Second Tuesday present the witty, clever, and talented Simon Doonan, who will present and read from his new book of essays, Gay Men Don’t Get Fat

A fashionista and trusted adviser, Doonan can tell a story like no one else, moving you from outright laughter to a little tear in the corner of your eye. In his new book, Doonan talks about himself (and his designer hubby, Jonathan Adler) with honesty and hilarity; offering wisdom, advice, and inspiration beyond the same old diet and exercise tips.

He uses his own life experiences and insights to show us all how we can make every day a memorable event. Gay Men Don’t Get Fat continues Doonan’s tradition of linked stories and essays, this time to give away all the best gay secrets we use to stay svelte, fabulously accessorized, and beautifully decorated.

Originally from England, Simon Doonan worked for Savile Row before
becoming the creative director for Barneys New York, where he designed
legendary window displays for more than twenty years. Formerly a
columnist for The New York Observer, he is now a contributor to He has appeared on Gossip Girl, Iron Chef America, and
America’s Next Top Model.

He is the author of several books, including
“Wacky Chicks,” “Confessions of a Window Dresser,” and “Beautiful
People,” which was adapted for television in the UK. Doonan lives in New
York with his husband, Jonathan Adler.

  Wednesday, February 15 PM, 6:30 PM – 8 PM

  The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 West 13th Street
New York City


LIKE US on FACEBOOK for Sweet Deals

Ok –  I don’t get it. We have 7500 friends on Facebook (Michael Snell and Derrick Sorles)
yet only  a couple hundred people  LIKE US  for  BEST GAY NEW YORK.

Did you know, if  you LIKE US – we won’t bother you. But we will start offering those who  LIKE  US, special contests and special invitations to parties we host in NYC!

So what are you waiting for –   LIKE US!!


“Ask Not”– Free documentary Screening at NY Public Library

It’s barely one year past the anniversary of Obama’s monumental repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and the subject is still stirring controversy.

On Sunday, January 29th, the New York Public Library will host a screening of the 2008 PBS documentary Ask Not, a compelling film that explores the effects of the US military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gay and lesbian soldiers and service members.

This film exposes the political battles that led to passage of the law, and investigates the societal shifts that have occurred since then. Interviews with current and veteran gay soldiers reveal how “don’t ask, don’t tell” affects them during their tours of duty, and details the struggle they face as they live a double life.

This screening is part of the weekly Sunday afternoon film program held at the Mid-Manhattan branch of the New York Public Library. They will be held at 2 pm on the 6th floor of the branch, located at 40th Street and 5th Avenue.
Other films include:

  • January 8: Vanishing of the Bees, edited by Ellen Page, this documentary examines the mysterious disappearance of entire honeybee populations across the US, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Called Colony Collapse Disorder, the phenomenon has far-reaching effects on the production of hundreds of fruits and vegetables. The film explores the link between human activity and the welfare of the earth. 
  • January 15: Scrabylon, filmed primarily during the World SCRABBLE Championships in Las Vegas, this documentary delves deep into the competitive and colorful world of tournament SCRABBLE. Interviews with players from around the globe address the timeless allure of the popular word game.
  • January 22: Bag It, follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he travels the world, investigating the systematic effects of our use of plastic on our oceans, environment, and bodies. Using the ubiquitous plastic bag as a touchpoint, Berrier hones in on our role in a system which prizes convenience over thoughtfulness, and the effect this has on our oceans, environment, and bodies. This documentary comes at a great time, as Seattle just recently banned plastic bags: READ MORE


Up next month: The Films of Pedro Almodovar!

Almodóvar is arguably the most successful and internationally known Spanish filmmaker of his generation. His films, marked by complex narratives, employ the codes of melodrama and use elements of pop culture, popular songs, irreverent humor,
strong colors and glossy décor. Desire, passion, family and identity are
among Almodóvar’s most prevalent themes. His films enjoy a worldwide
following and he has become a major figure on the stage of world cinema.


Gay Message Boards for New York City

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up in the morning….

Maybe you are going on some  travel to  the most beautiful
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Maybe  you
have decided to change a job or your living situation, and you can not find suitable choices….

Thanks to a brand new free service of message boards and  announcements,
it  will  became much easier to solve any  gay  issues!

Sort of a gay New York CraigsList!

The procedure of placing of the announcement on the board is easy and  convenient.

Just fill out  the special form on a site,  fill out your  name and  e-mail address.

NO  registration needed  and it is absolutely

Responses to the announcement come directly to your e-mail, thus interested visitors/responders  may  attach  a photo and other images. Your e-mail remains
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New Yorks Broadway FLEA MARKET & AUCTION Sept. 25

Sunday, September 25, 10 am – 7 pm
Times Square & West 44th Street, NYC

Broadway dreams can come true as you find showbiz treasures, meet the stars and bid on once-in-a-lifetime items and experiences at the 25th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction.

Make your plans now to spend Sunday, September 25 with Broadway Cares and thousands of other theatre fans in Times Square and along West 44th Street for those one-of-a-kind keepsakes. This not-to-be-missed event for any serious Broadway theatergoer is free and open to the public and has been called one of the “Best Once-a-Year Markets” in New York City.

From photos with your favorite Broadway star to buying that lost cast recording, signed show posters and Playbills, rare costume sketches or special gift for a theatre-lover you can’t find anywhere – this year’s Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction promises to offer something for everyone.

Autograph Table & Photo Booth | Grand Auction Pre-Bids

New for 2011 are special “flash auctions” which feature instant experiences with Broadway stars live on the Grand Auction stage, including:
• Spamalot karaoke with Tony Award-nominated Spamalot star Christopher Sieber
• An on-the-spot appearance in the hit Web series “Side by Side by Susan Blackwell
• A coaching session with Chicago star Kara DioGuardi, former American Idol judge and head judge on Bravo’s Platinum Hit
• Your favorites tunes sung especially for you by Rent star Anthony Rapp and Wicked star Julia Murney
• Your outgoing voice mail message recorded in the voice of the diva of your choice by singer and comedian Christine Pedi, known for her spot-on impersonations.

It’s a flea market like no other!

 Among the shows signed up for tables are The Addams Family, Anything Goes, The Book of Mormon, Follies, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, The Phantom of the Opera, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Rock of Ages, Sister Act, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Wicked and Cirque Du Soleil’s Zarkana, as well as Actors’ Equity Association, The Actors Fund, Broadway Impact, The Broadway League, Givenik, Paper Mill Playhouse, Seth’s Broadway Chatterbox and United Scenic Artists.

You also can place early bids now on dozens of unique theater items and experiences that will be offered throughout the day in the silent auction and in the day’s exciting finale, the live auction. Online pre-bidding ends at 12 pm ET on Saturday, September 24.

For the first time ever, the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction will encompass all of 44th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, and will stretch across Broadway into Times Square, filling the wide pedestrian plaza between 43rd and 44th Streets..

“We look forward to turning this year’s construction challenge into a golden, sun-drenched opportunity to expand into Times Square’s wonderful pedestrian plazas,” BC/EFA executive director Tom Viola said. “Filling Broadway between 43rd and 44th Streets, there will be booths overflowing with theatrical memorabilia and at the end of the afternoon the Grand Auction. I hope you will take the few steps across Seventh Avenue with us, as you enjoy the high energy and activity that every year stretches down 44th Street to Eighth Avenue. Whatever the terrain, the best of Broadway shows up for the Broadway Flea Market. I hope you will too!”

Dozens of tables from Broadway’s most popular shows will set up shop for what Time Out New York calls one of the “Best Once-a-Year Markets” in New York City. Fans can buy that lost cast recording, signed show posters and Playbills, rare costume sketches, props and special gifts theatre-lovers can’t find anywhere else.

Silent auction lots offered every half-hour will give way to the live Grand Auction at the end of the day featuring a collection of unique items and experiences that will offer something for everyone.

One of the most popular sites at Broadway’s “one-day sale” is the Celebrity Autograph Table at which your favorite stars from Broadway and Off-Broadway sign autographs and pose for photos in exchange for donations to BC/EFA.

Some of the celebrities this year willing to sign autographs for a $25 donation – or pose for a photo for $10 – are Adam Godley, Nick Adams, Patina Miller, Sutton Foster, Tony Sheldon, Rory O’Malley, Alice Ripley, Annaleigh Ashford, Josh Gad, Joyce DeWitt, Nikki M. James, Patrick Page, Victoria Clark, Roger Rees, Adam Pascal, Montego Glover, Beth Leavel and Charles Busch. (All appearances subject to change.)

Last year, some of the big prizes at the grand auction included a chance to appear in “Wicked” that sold for a whopping $16,500 and a tank top worn by Daniel Craig in “A Steady Rain” and signed by Craig and co-star Hugh Jackman that fetched $6,500.

The auction and market, which cost about $60,000 to produce, plus three other Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDS events – the Easter Bonnet Competition, Gypsy of the Year and Broadway Bares – helped the group last year award some $10 million in grants to The Actors Fund and to more than 400 AIDS and family service organizations.

all kinds of cool things – like 


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 Sunday morning and throughout the day if clouds are gray.

See you there!



New Yorks Best Wedding Planner Can Help You with your Gay Marriage Event!



Weddings are supposed to be a once in a lifetime experience.

You should be focusing on the love you have found and are going to be sharing forever.

You should be thinking about the bond you will be forming and the commitment you will be making.  It should be joyous and exciting.  And the planning of your wedding should be done with the same enthusiasm.

You don’t need to feel overwhelmed by the endless details and decisions that will need to be made. Who will do your invitations?   Where will you find your tuxedos? What about the Cake?
Will there be food served?

AND THE BIG QUESTION….Where to have it? How big? How Small? What venue really expresses who you are as a couple?

And ALL OF THE PHONE CALLS to vendors gathering information and prices!!

This is just a small sampling of the many details that you have to think about. Small soiree?  or a big fancy affair?

Now take a deep breath! I have 2 words for you…Successful Affairs. Let them do the work for you – and the service is free. Yes, FREE!

We  educate clients from start to finish, and walk them through the process,” says owner Lisa Rice.”You will feel at ease and confident that your big day will be your best day!”

 “No matter what your budget is, our experience and resources will make your wedding a Successful Affair.

Successful Affairs specializes in locating the perfect venue for you.
Whether your needs require a hotel, club, restaurant, penthouse or a huge open loft space, or intimate elegant spaces,  I  guide clients through this ever changing city to the exciting options that New York has to offer!”
says Lisa.

When I started in the event planning industry in 1988 it was just blossoming, and to say the least…it has come a long way baby!  And there is most certainly something to be said about experience.  What  really is necessary for pulling off the perfect affair comes down to 5 things: motivation, common sense, organization, negotiation and a great out going personality.

All attributes that  I excel in! I have done the homework, so you don’t have to. My relationships with the many vendors will save you time and money – and best of all, my service is free to clients.”


 What better city than Manhattan to explore for your event?  “Each and every day I am out and about researching the newest and most exciting of venues,” explained Lisa.   “My portfolio includes the old traditional standards as well as the unusual and unique.

We will save clients  – Time, money and their sanity!

1.Time: Our photo portfolios of Manhattan hotels, clubs, restaurants, landmarks, and little-known private event locations are comprehensive. In less than an hour they will take a virtual tour of all locations which could work for your event. In one meeting they will view hundreds of venues without ever leaving their office — or mine.

2.Money: Successful Affairs brings clients to these venues on a continual basis, which gives us an advantage in our negotiations to meet their budget restrictions. Allowing Successful Affairs to represent clients in vendor negotiations gives them  a valuable edge.

3.Sanity: Clients  may be feeling overwhelmed with the amount of details involved in planning their  upcoming event. 

Successful Affairs has organized thousands of events since 1988. We know all the secrets to making an event run smoothly.

After planning thousands of events, I am well connected and my reputation stands tall.  From our first meeting, new clients realize the knowledge and confidence I exude.  They  know immediately that they  made the right choice in contacting me, and any stress they might have felt prior to our meeting, just fades away!

When you’re in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, all you want to do is take in the view. There are spaces that can offer breathtaking skylines, unique perspectives and much more.

Sometimes you just need to be different, and New York certainly has it’s share of unique spaces. Make your event stand out and have people remember it. Our portfolio of properties I work with, can offer something for everyone – and every budget.

Let us help you have a  Successful Affair!”

Lisa Rice   212-684-6402  Find them on Facebook.


Casting Call New York City – Sex and Plus Sized


New documentary-style cable network project casting NOW for people of all shapes, sizes, and sexual orientations!

Do you openly prefer, pursue, and date plus-sized individuals?

Are you only physically attracted to full-figured partners? 

Are you proud of your voluptuous figure and want to share with the world how fantastic your sex life is?

Do you think being plus size makes sex better?
If so, we want to hear from you!

We are looking for couples/individuals who can show the world that sex can be incredible no matter what your size! We are interested in fun, fearless couples and individuals who want to share with us their experiences and stories about why “bigger is better”!

To learn more and obtain an application, please email your story, contact information and a photo to


Gay Art in Harlem by Patrick Perry



FREE event

“Soft Blows”
@Azucarera Gallery,
414 West 145 Street,
Harlem, New York

between St Nicholas & Edgecombe

 Harlem-based artist Patrick Perry, plays with the concept of ‘subversive cross stitch’ fusing traditional cross-stitch designs with grossly pejorative anti-gay slurs that both seduce and repulse the viewer, ultimately engaging the audience in the exploration of their own feelings of attraction, comfort, disgust or guilt.

The Opening Reception is
June 19th  5-9pm.

Tues 4-7pm, Wed 6-8pm, Sat & Sun 2-6pm. Subways: A,B,C,D,1 to 145th Street. 


GLBT Travel Expo Tuesday April 26th at the Center

The 2011  Travel Expo 
is an exciting new event where you can learn about new travel destinations, rediscover old ones, find glbt friendly travel providers and get information to plan your next vacation.
Exhibitors will include:
Cruise lines
Car Rentals
Exotic Destinations
Convention & Visitors Bureaus
Travel Magazines

Every one of them reaching out to the glbt consumer.

Attendees will be able to get the latest travel information, get special travel packages and great deals from the very best travel providers as well as win great prizes.

2 night stay in the Hotel of South Beach

2 night stay at the DC Comfort Inn

2 GLO TV gift travel bags

April 26, 2011      New York    @    The LGBT Center 
208 W. 13th Street  NYC, NY 10011

Show hours – 4-8 pm

Stop by our booth!  Look for the big PINK CROWNS!   
BEST GAY NEW as well as their sister sites Best Gay, Best Gay News and the Best Gay Travel

We’ll be playing the hot new gay trivia game sweeping Christopher Street and the Castro.
HOMOgenius!  We’ll be testing you GAY IQ and giving away prizes!

gift cards from one of our favorite restaurants!

condoms by 
SIR RICHARDS CONDOMS –  the finest condoms!

FREE Best Gay New York shopping bags and more!

Stop by and say HI!

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Best Gay New Turns Three at VLADA April 24th

Do you know what you are doing yet for Easter?

Perhaps a traditional dinner with family? 
or maybe a non-traditional
 fabulous brunch with friends? 
or just looking to get your free drink on??

It’s been a while since we have been in NYC. Most of you we know – some of you we have not met yet, face to face. And since is turning THREE this month, we’re having a little party! And YOU are personally invited to come celebrate with us!

Easter Sunday April 24th   8-10pm 
at  VLADA   331 West 51st Street

Come out for a fun meet-and-greet with owners
Derrick Sorles and Michael Snell

VLADA will be serving up complimentary beer, wine and their spectacular infused vodkas for the first hour!

And there will be a special Live performance by Michael Chase DiMartino!

There were will be fabulous people like yourself! Plus some local bloggers and writers, movers and shakers,  as well as a few well known New York personalities. And maybe a go-go boy…or two? Plus some cool free giveaways! We’re expecting Jesse Archer, Casper Andreas, Nick Adams,   and  More!

Due to limited space and number of guests we  can accommodate, please RSVP and get your name on the guest list.  773-878-5323   or  by  email.  Do Not Call VLADA.  There is no cover charge of course, this is a free private event, but we can only accept a limited number of guests and will take names on a first come basis. You can bring a guest – just tell me +1  in your response. WE HOPE YOU CAN COME!

voted New York’s best Vodka Bar (TimeOut Magazine)
Known for their Award winning infused vodkas
and Voted best gay bar 4 years in a row.



PBS to show Stonewall Uprising April 25th


I talked with two people recently under the age of 25, who had no clue!

When police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City on June 28, 1969, the street erupted into violent protests that lasted for the next six days. The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world.

DID YOU KNOW?   In the late 1960s, the American Psychiatric Association still classified homosexuality as a mental disorder, and gay men and lesbian women received almost universal moral condemnation from mainstream religions. The act of homosexual sex, even in private homes, was punishable by a light fine, 20 years in prison, or even a life sentence!!

New York City had the largest gay population in the United States. It was also the city that most aggressively upheld anti-sodomy laws. In the mid-1960s New York created police vice squads to raid gay bars and baths, and began using decoys to solicit and entrap gays. By 1966 over 100 men a week were arrested as a result of this effort. “It was a nightmare for the lesbian or gay man who was arrested and caught up in the juggernaut but it was also a nightmare for the lesbians or gay men who lived in the closet,” Yale Law School professor William Eskridge says in the film. “This produced an enormous amount of anger within the lesbian and gay community in New York City. Eventually something was bound to blow.”

STONEWALL UPRISING is a very important film we should all see!  PBS and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE is airing it on Monday, April 25th!  Check your local listings!  GET A SNEAK  PEAK  ONLINE.

Coming soon to DVD!


My Parents Were Awesome by Eliot Glazer April 5th

Your mom and dad weren’t always parents

They used to be people—and they were awesome. Eliot Glazer visits The powerHouse Arena (Brooklyn) with his new book based on his popular blog
to convince you that your parents were once Awesome, too.
TUESDAY, APRIL 5th, 2011.

He’ll be joined by Rachel Shukert, Rachel Sklar, and Dave Itzkoff with stand-up from Giulia Rozzi.

About “My Parents Were Awesome”:

They bathed you. They fed you. They raised you to become the person you are today. Your parents are an integral part of your story. But guess what? They have a story too—one that started long before you entered the picture. Before embarrassing fanny packs and Lite FM, there was a time when Mom and Dad were young and carefree—just like you. They were also fun and flirty, full of hope and desire and effortlessly cool.

Based on the wildly popular website, My Parents Were Awesome shares heartwarming and hilarious essays by sons and daughters—including Jamie Deen, Christian Lander, Dave Itzkoff, Katherine Center, Laurie Notaro, and Holly Peterson—who tell tales of their folks before babies, mortgages, and receding hairlines: the mom and dad who traveled by VW bus to see Led Zeppelin for $1, the grandmother whose halter top and shorts belied her perfect demeanor, the father whose wanderlust passed down to his equally nomadic daughter. Accompanied by treasured vintage photographs, these stories will make you laugh, melt your heart, and spark your own reflections of Mom and Dad.

 Tuesday, April 5 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm   @   The Powerhouse Arena
37 Main Street    in D.U.M.B.O.   Brooklyn, NY
There will be a Q&A, as well as readings from Dave Itzkoff, Rachel Shukert, and Rachel Sklar, and stand-up comedy courtesy of contributor Giulia Rozzi.

 There will also be wine!  
Free wine!  Like Ancient Greece!

·  Originally created as a website with over 10,000 submissions, 1,600 postings, and 1.2 million unique visitors is an Internet phenomenon; The site became an instant hit, with features on NPR’s All Things Considered, Fox News, ABC News and more. And now Glazer combines the spontaneity and nuance of old photographs with stories by sons and daughters in a heartwarming collection of essays.

·  MY PARENTS WERE AWESOME is now a book published by Random House and includes 40 essays with pictures of moms and dads from authors including the son of Paula Deen, New York Times columnist Dave Itzkoff, Onion News Network writer Aaron Khefeits, Christian Lander (the author of Stuff White People Like) and many more;

Eliot Glazer is a gay writer, producer, and comedian. He  blogs for MTV’s Buzzworthy and is an editor at the humor website He performs regularly at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade.

My Parents Were Awesome: Before Fanny Packs and Minivans, They Were People Too

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New Yorkers enraged over Gay Bashings and Marching Against Hate Crime

Multiple gay bashings this month in New York City have shaken not only the LGBT community but New Yorkers in general.

Action group Right to feel Safe is organizing a march on April 10th leading to the crime scene of the most recent gay bashing and ending at the historical Stonewall inn.

Late Sunday night 26 year old Damian Furtch was brutally gay bashed after leaving a MC Donalds in the West Village in New York City.

In a statement Furtch shared with GLAAD yesterday, he says:
The attack against me is part of the larger issue of violence against gay and transgender people in New York City.

While I am grateful for the opportunity to share my story, I hope to shed light on the larger issue of violence against my community. This has to stop. Under no circumstance should a person be attacked for their sexual orientation.”

Damian´s attack is the second gay bashing this month in New York City. Late February 26 year old Barie Shortell was gay bashed a block away from his home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Action group Right to feel Safe is fed up and has taken the initiative to organize a march against hate crime. Right to feel safe consists of a group of friends of Damian Furtch who each have dealt with anti gay violence in the past.

Right to feel Safe broad support all around the world. Queen of electroclash; Peaches participates by creating an inspiring video to supports efforts of “Right to feel safe”.

The march will take place on April 10th starting at 3.30 pm at Washington Square park and will lead to the location where Damian was beaten after which it will end at the Stonewall inn; location of the historical Stonewall riots.

Right to feel Safe: “It is extremely important to us that we end our March at the Stonewall inn because it shows that we will never forget our history and that we will keep fighting for the rights that generations before us fought for with blood, sweat and tears.

“We are dealing with a global trend here that needs to be stopped now!” “It seems that gay bashing is prevalent even in some of the most liberal cities in the world and that is something that just simply cannot be tolerated!”

After a 24 percent increase in gay violence in 2010, Right to feel safe organized two Marches against gay bashing in former gay capitol Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 Right to feel Safe feels LGBT communities have come to a boiling point:“For over forty years we have been actively and openly fighting for our rights.” “It is time we get what we have been fighting so hard for: full equality and for all!”

For more info:


Fya Hopelezz     fyamrya @

David Ortiz     dortiz317 @

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WIN Free Tickets to Priscilla on Broadway!


Previews have just started for the hottest show of the Spring season and WE HAVE  A PAIR OF FREE TICKETS TO GIVEAWAY!!!!

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL is the feel-good theatrical experience of the year! Based on the smash-hit movie, PRISCILLA is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and a hit parade of dance-floor favorites, this wildly fresh and funny new musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS!

Starring –

TONY SHELDON (Bernadette)

The show and the stage LOOK AMAZING!

Get a Sneak Peak of the VIDEO  !


OK, so what are you going to do for me,
to get these free tickets?  

 We will make it real easy.

Just leave me a comment and
include your email.

That’s it! How easy is that?! 

I will accept comments for 7 days. Cut off is MARCH 10th at 12:00pm.  At that time, we will randomly select one winner!

You will be notified that day. And we will make the final arrangements to you into the show.

Priscilla on Broadway !


Mimi Imfurst and XELLE at Therapy March 3rd

Blending the Spice Girls
with a hint of Ke$ha and a little RuPaul, the
ground-breaking new girl group XELLE is poised to take the pop anddance music charts by storm with the debut of the video for their first single “PARTY GIRL”.

After a chance meeting at a karoke party,powerhouse female vocalists JC Cassis and Rony Goffer teamed with drag sensation Mimi Imfurst to create XELLE, a unique girl group for the newish millennium.

Written and produced by Zach Adam, the fun-loving dance floor anthem “PARTY GIRL” is already a favorite amongst nightclub DJs and major market pop radio stations throughout the US. The song has also been
featured on MTV’s The Seven. It is currently available for sale on iTunes. The video will be available on YouTube beginning March 4.

The video, directed by Hilarion Banks and choreographed by Ryan McNally with costumes by Geoffrey Mac was filmed in a single take, without permit (gasp!) on a moving New York City subway train (the N/Q line
in, appropriately, Queens, to be exact).
With 40 extras, strobe lights, confetti cannons, glowsticks, follow spots, dancers and anyone  else who happened to be riding the, XELLE turned the subway train into a moving dance party. In the spirit of NYC’s infamous outlaw parties of the 1990s, the music video is a love letter to NYC nightlife and to party girls everywhere.

TONIGHT!  Thursday March 3rd. 9:30
Join XELLE for a release party at Therapy as the group debuts their first music video for their hit song “Party Girl”

Featuring:  A screening of the documentary “Party Girls,” a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the “Party Girl” video, plus A live performance by XELLE.   The worldwide debut of the music video for “Party Girl”.
Free admission and drink specials




Blaine Anderson Solo Show in Brooklyn

SHO Gallery will present
 the work of Brooklyn based
artist Blaine Anderson
in a solo show from January 2nd to Jan 16th with a reception on Jan 7th, free and open to the public.

Blaine Anderson Sublimation, Jan. 2-15. Artist Reception Fri, Jan. 7 from 7-10pm.
SHO Gallery  @ The Loading Dock
170 Tillary St.   Brooklyn NY 11201

Gallery Hours: Tue-Fri, 11-3 & 6-10. Sat-Sun 11-4 & 6-10.
Blaine Anderson’s work draws on the writings of Jean Genet , drawing parallels in the artistic method of personal revelation as a political act. Anderson’s ongoing search for relationship to mentors of an historical nature is performed through an immersion in the works of a particular writer, poet or artist that then affects his drawing and imagery painted in and on the gallery, in an attempt to connect to and collaborate with those who have gone before.
Genet was one of the first writers to use his identity as a homosexual and a thief as a theme for his work. His ability to plumb the depths in order to shed light on those shunned aspects of his personality show courage and strength. His poetic prose was instrumental in his release from prison, when Sartre and Cocteau argued for him and helped publish his work, and helped him transcend and process the gritty experiences that were instrumental in shaping his identity. Genet is duly credited with a major role in the forging of public gay identity through his role in creating many of the stereotypes and fantasies that gay men, to this day, find ourselves identifying with and attracted to even as we attempt to break those molds.
Despite the major changes brought about by events since Stonewall and the progress made by activists though recent decades, society is still confused at how to deal with issues surrounding sexual identity. Anderson works to understand the roots of homophobia, both within and outside of himself and society. Recent events such as the spotlight on school bullying and California’s struggle with gay marriage and Prop 8 confirms the deeply troubled relationship between the troubled homosexual of the past and the proud queers of today. The work on display at SHO Gallery is the visual result of an ongoing attempt to reconcile and confront those political and personal issues and desires that affect each of us.

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Amazing Photograph of New York City Thanksgiving Day Parade!

It’s a bit chilly – but hey, the Parade is a tradition!
Crowded streets, filled with obnoxious straight tourists with no manners…

The best seat in the house!