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Kevin Tachman goes backstage for Jeffrey Fashion Cares in New York

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!


9th Annual New York Gay Football League Bachelor Auction November 21


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.   

About the New York
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:

New York-based photographer Leland Bobbé has captured portraits of drag queens in half drag!

New York-based photographer Leland Bobbé has captured portraits if drag
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.

Boys Night Returns to Fuerza Bruta in New York August 22nd

 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 and use code FBJWBOY
Restrictions may apply.


Shirtless Men are Trending on the Streets of New York

 FINALLY!  A fashion trend I like. Shirtless men. 

From the New York Times – historically, inhabitants even of laid-back 10013 have not been in the habit of walking around semi-naked. 

 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!


Broadway Bares SOLO STRIPS May 5th at XL Nightclub

Sunday, May 5,2013…….9 pm 

XL Nightclub
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.

Meet this year’s Broadway Bares: Solo Strips dancers…..


New York Boylesque Stripper Festival April 26-27


Who doesn’t love a hot male stripper?  
How about a creative male stripper??

Burlesque is back, just in case you missed the memo. Over the last 15 years it has been growing steadily and now more and more men are getting in on the stripper fun!
This  upcoming  weekend, Daniel Nardicio and Jen Gapay of Thirsty Girl Productions
are teaming up to present the second annual New York Boylesque
Festival—a two-day extravaganza of nearly nude dudes artfully disrobing. 
The festival kicks off Friday April 26th with nightlife icon World Famous *BOB* as emcee at Williamsburg hot spot, Public Assembly.

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! 

On Saturday April 27th, another 20 more  boylesquers , from Toronto to Tokyo will hit the Gramercy Theater
stage to do their thing. Hosted by NYC’s Drag Mama Sweetie.
Some Stripetease, Some Circus and Some Comedy!
Tickets and INFO  online

Meningitis outbreak among Gay Men in New York City

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
meningitis vaccination.

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

Read more at the America Blog


New York Teacher Matthew Maleski was Fired for Using School Email for Potential Hook Ups

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???

The fit
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.


Rawhide: Iconic Gay Bar in New York will Close

The rent goes up…

and we lose an iconic gay bar in New York.

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


TIME SQUARE Social Big Gay Networking Party March 5th

TheMenEvent people are hosting their TIME SQUARE SOCIAL BIG GAY NETWORKING PARTY on Tuesday March 5th. 

“This week,  we venture to the newest hot spot in Hell’s
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!

BIG Raffle: Enter our free raffle and you could win a BIG prize! Raffle prizes include tickets to see Ann, Awesome 80s Prom, Black Angels, Blue Man Group, Bunnicula, Cougar, Dueling Pianos, Forever Dusty, Fried Chicken and Latkes, F*cking Up Everything, Hands on a Hard Body, Kinky Boots, Mama and Her Boys, My Name Is Asher Lev, Newsical, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Old Jews Telling Jokes, Peter and the Starcatcher, Silence the Musical, Siren’s World, Stomp, The Accidental Pervert, The Lion With and the Wardrobe, The Wonderful Wizard of Song, Totally Tubular Time Machine, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and 54 Below. – NOT TO BE MISSED!”


Spiderman Adam Roberts is the HERO of the Month

Spiderman – Turn off the Dark!  

ADAM ROBERTS has been delighted to be making his Broadway debut in the show. He has multiple roles actually performing various stunts.

Michael Cavanaugh from caught up with this hottie  this month and they chat about his daredevil stunts and his participation in Broadway Bares. (and he is a great singer!)

Sean Stewart from ABT Talks with HIV


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 /, to chat about growing up, bullying, his alternative diets  and his support of HIV  organizations.



Times Square Social at Traffic w/ Special Guest David Drake

Wednesday February 22, 2012 from 6-9PM

Traffic Bar & Restaurant, 701 9th Ave. Corner of 48th St.

RSVP: Trafficfebruary.eventbrite

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.


Matt Anctil Broadway Bares Stripper of the Month

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 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

(Above photo by BOY CULTURE)


Broadway Hero Of The Month, JOHN CARROLL

(Women on the Verge – and Follies)

HE MARRIED HIS TRUE LOVE THIS YEAR IN NY STATE- he says “My 90 year old grandmother LOVEs my husband!







Stephen Carrasco Joins GHOST and named Broadway Hero of the Month



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?!


WATCH THE VIDEO!  and 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.


Happy Holidays from Gay Life – Salute to Broadway Heros 2011

A thank you to the gorgeous guys and one gorgeous girl who where
interviewed as Broadway Heroes of the month for –
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!

Michael  Cavnaugh


Justin Utley LIVE Stream Tonight 7pm (E)

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      #nothingthisreal


Gay Life Talks to Brian Spitulnik from Chicago

This week, GAY LIFE 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.

Please check  it out!!!