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New York City Subway Explained

NYC  subway can be overwhelming at first!  I know  I avoided it  for  several years!

New York CURBED ran a great piece  this  week – A comprehensive guide to the subway’s history, unspoken rules of conduct, and more insider intel.

The subway can also be tricky to navigate if you’re new to NYC, given the sheer size of the system—there are 472 stations throughout the boroughs—and its quirks. But fear not: This primer has everything you need to know, from the history of the subway to how you should behave during a cramped rush-hour commute. If you’re looking for the latest subway news, we’ve got you covered, and scroll to the bottom for an overview of the current situation.  Read the full article  HERE. 


Gay New York Solidarity Event Feb 4

Gay New York Mobilizes for Solidarity Event

Join us in front of the Stonewall Inn as we stand in solidarity with every immigrant, asylum seeker, refugee and every person impacted by Donald Trump’s illegal, immoral, unconstitutional and un-American executive orders. We will also speak out against Trump’s selection of the most anti-LGBT nominees and appointees in modern history.

FACEBOOK  PAGE   HERE.  This will be HUGE!!!!

Saturday, February 4  2017    at 2 PM4 PM EST

Co-sponsors [LIST IN FORMATION]:

Ali Forney Center
Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect
Audre Lorde Project
Bailey House
Black Lesbian Conference 2018
Brooklyn Community Pride Center
CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities
Caribbean Equality Project
Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE)
Circle of Voices
Coming Out Muslim
Destination Tomorrow
Dignity/New York – LGBT Catholics
Equality New York
Family Equality Council
Gay and Lesbian Independent Democrats (GLID)
Gays Against Guns
Harlem Pride
Heritage of Pride
Hetrick Martin
Hispanic Federation
Housing Works
Human Rights Campaign of Greater New York
Immigration Equality
Iris House
Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club
Lambda Independent Democrats
Lambda Legal
Latino Commission on AIDS
Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club of Queens
LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York (LeGaL)
LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent
LGBT Network
Love Alive International Sanctuary of Praise {LAISP}
Make The Road NY
Muslim Democratic Club of New York
National LGBTQ Task Force
New York Area Bisexual Network
New York City Anti-Violence Project
New York City Commission on Human Rights
New York Legal Assistance Group LGBTQ Law Project
OutRight Action International
Parity/Queer Virtue
Queer Detainee Empowerment Project
Rivers of Living Water
Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City (SDNYC)
Swish Ally Fund
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
The New York Immigration Coalition
The New York State Immigrant Action Fund
The NYC Equality Coalition
The Stonewall Inn
The Trevor Project
Third Root Community Health Center
Trans Latina Network

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Mayor Bill de Blasio
Congressman Jerrold Nadler
Public Advocate Letitia James
Comptroller Scott Stringer
NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
Borough President Gale Brewer
Senator Brad Hoylman
Assembly Member Deborah Glick
Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell
Assembly Member Matt Titone
Council Member Carlos Menchaca
Council Member Danny Dromm
Council Member Corey Johnson
Council Member Rosie Mendez
Council Member Ritchie Torres
Council Member James Vacca
Council Member James Van Bramer


#We Are All Clean HIV Challenge


Could this be the HIV equivalent to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? We think so. The concept is the brainchild of well-known HIV activist, Jack Mackenroth who has partnered with Moovz, the leading global gay social app, to launch the project. It’s genius in its simplicity. We are now a selfie-obsessed culture and Mackenroth urges everyone to take a special selfie for an important cause.

“I was inspired by the use of the word ‘clean’, especially common in gay culture, to describe oneself as STI/STD free. Indirectly this implies that HIV-positive people are somehow ‘dirty'”, says Mackenroth. “I thought a PG or PG-13 shower selfie or Vine video would be a fun way that everyone could easily show their support on social media for finding a cure by using the hashtag #weareALLclean when they post their photo with the link. They then nominate 3 other people to participate and hopefully donate to the project as well.”

The goal of the campaign is to raise 1 million dollars to stop the epidemic and help find a cure and the campaign will be ongoing indefinitely. Donate here. All donations received will be donated to Housing Works, a New York-based nonprofit organization fighting on the front lines to end AIDS and homelessness, not just in New York but globally by 2030. The CDC estimates that there are currently 1.2 million people in the US living with HIV and over 35 million people around the world.

“As someone who has been living with HIV for 25 years this is very personal to me.” Mackenroth adds, “There is current urgency for funding as we have new treatments that maintain viral suppression and render HIV-positive individuals virtually non-transmissible. Those same treatments can be given to HIV-negative individuals and protect them from infection. Essentially we already have the tools to stop the epidemic from spreading. Exciting new research is bringing us closer to a real cure for AIDS every day. ”

The campaign will launch within Moovz because of the app’s high user engagement rates and it’s history of successful international LGBT social media campaigns. Mackenroth is known as a social media powerhouse in his own right but he is also enlisting many of his “social media superstar” friends to get the campaign off the ground.

Actor, model, singer and social media stud, Chris Salvatore is igniting the campaign from Los Angeles after joining forces with Moovz as well. “It’s time to erase the stigma and unite as a global community. Regardless of your gender or sexual identity—no matter what age, color, size or shape you are, you should be part of this project! Let’s all be one loud, united voice in support of awareness, education, treatment and research for a cure.” says Salvatore. “And have fun with it. Be funny, sexy or silly. Who doesn’t want to see people in the shower soaping up for a good cause?”

“I truly hope this campaign goes viral—no pun intended.” Mackenroth quips.

The campaign launches between now and World AIDS Day, December 1st and is ongoing until the goal is reached. The hope is that there will be traction in the following weeks so that people know about the campaign on World AIDS Day and change their profile photos to show support.


1) Take a selfie or Vine video of yourself in the shower.** NO EXPLICIT NUDITY**

2) Post your photo now on Moovz and all social media platforms with the caption “Take HIV Shower Selfie Challenge raise $$ for AIDS cure #weareALLclean”

3) Nominate 3 or more other people to participate!

4) (Optional) DONATE!! Please consider a small donation if you are able. Every penny counts!

5) On World AIDS Day (or before) : Monday, December 1st, please change all your social media profile pix to your shower selfie photo and spread the word!!


New York Gay Singer Nick Deutsch

SEXY New York based singer/songwriter Nick Deutsch  releases  the music video for “Run,” the lead single off his EP Crazy Ride. In it, Deutsch chronicles the heartbreak he felt in the lead-up to and aftermath of a relationship breakup with another man.

Deutsch  said in  a blog post on his website about why he felt it was important to come out as member of the LGBTQ community with the video’s release:

I believe that regardless of career, being open is still very much a big deal, although I do appreciate and empathize with the over-arching view that “it’s no longer a big deal to be gay.” Even with Sam Smith sitting tall at the billboard top ten, we are sorely in need of supportive voices to counter the awful statistics and narratives that have historically plagued the LGBTQ community. It feels ridiculous to consider portraying myself as anything but confident with who I am as a gay man, especially within the wider context of the enormous social changes that have occurred.

  Because I’m blessed to be in a position to have a voice, I consider it an honor to be different. The deeply understood reality of this quick, short life has resolved me to live it on my terms and not be ignorant to the reality that most of human suffering is tied to flexible beliefs. I’m not pushing my sexuality in anyone’s face as much as I’m being who I am. I’m not a gay songwriter as much as I’m a songwriter who happens to be gay. In regards to “Run,” I put a male actor in my video because the song was written about one. I fell in love with a boy and got my heart broken, so that’s what you’ll see.



Nick on Facebook



Eternity – The Movie October 17



“Note perfect…Strikes just the right chord.” – Fanboy Planet

“Seriously hard-core tongue in cheek love card to the 1980s.” – Frontiers LA

Get ready to laugh to the max for all of eternity.” – Content Magazine

With a cast of hot newcomers and veteran character actors, VFRPR and Sidecar Productions are bringing Eternity: The Movie to theater screens in all of its 80’s glory beginning October 17th in New York at the AMC Empire 25, October 24th in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Music Hall 3, with additional markets across North America to follow.

Regrettable fashion, synthesized riffs, and power ballads dominate the 1985 music scene. That’s when Todd Lucas, a young and talented musician, moves to Los Angeles in hopes of making it big. Searching for someone to share his passion for smooth R&B music, Todd meets up with BJ Fairchild, a cocky loner who is convinced his life is more glamorous than it is.

The two musicians have big dreams but little future until their best friend, Gina Marie, gets them the break of a lifetime. Fate brings them together, love tears them apart, and their songs of heartbreak and loss redefine their genre. Todd and BJ epitomize the awkwardness of an era while becoming R&B’s most mediocre duo… Eternity.

The film features performances from a mix of rising stars such singer/actor Barrett Crake (Bruno and Earline Go To Vegas), Myko Olivier (TV’s “Castle”), acclaimed vocalist Nikki Leonti (Nikki & Rich, TV’s “Glee”) and cult favorites John Gries (Napoleon Dynamite, Real Genius, The Monster Squad), Martin Kove (The Karate Kid, TV’s “Cagney and Lacey”) and Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts (Runaway Train, Star 80, The Dark Knight), whose role as the duo’s fey store manager Frontiers LA called “worth the price of admission alone”.



Mama, I Want to Sing Showtunes

(Photo Credit: Michael Martin)
In a return engagement at the legendary Duplex Cabaret Theatre, popular New York comic Adam Sank stars in his own cabaret show, complete with songs, comedy and humiliating childhood stories. Sank shares such terrifying-but-true tales as:
  • That time in 7th grade he got up in front of the entire school at morning assembly and sang “Corner of the Sky” — a cappella and off-key.
  • His world-renowned appearance as Magaldi in the 1987 Kent Place School for Girls production of “Evita.”
  • How a bathroom stall and a fraternity brother finally led him out of the closet. 
  • Why NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” almost made him famous… but didn’t.
And more!
With special guest singer/actress Erika Amato, fresh off the national tour of “Flashdance.”
Directed by Maria Gentile (MAC Award winner)
Musical direction and performance by Michael Isaacs (MAC Award Nominee)
$10 + 2-Drink Minimum. Limited Seating. For reservations and information, visit
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre | 61 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014
Subway: A B C D F or M to West 4th Street/Washington Square, or 1 to Christopher Street/Sheridan Square

Protest For Justice January 30th 4pm

21 year old transgender female Islan Nettles Died after being savagely beaten to Death by her attacker Paris Wilson. According to witnesses, Wilson was shouting Homophobic and Transphobic Slurs before being pulled off the victim by police.

The assainlant received only misdemeanor assault charges that were dropped after spending only 10 hours in jail …. Today, he is walking free in nyc. he has not been charged with murder.

Islan was an aspiring Fashion Designer whos dreams were cut short by the same type of hate crime that took Matthew Shepard and countless other lgbt youth.

Please join us at the rally to demand justice for Islan.

PROTEST : Thursday January 30th at 4pm. One Police Plaza, Manhattan. #regram #justiceforislan


New York Benefit with Joan Rivers, Debbie Harry, Parker Posey & More Support Drag Star JACKIE BEAT

Drag superstar JACKIE BEAT
has been entertaining audiences across the U.S. and in Europe for over
two decades with her razor-sharp comedy and hysterical song parodies.
Jackie not only warps hits by Britney Spears, Madonna, Mary J. Blige,
Christina Aguilera, Cher, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Mariah Carey and many
others, but she flawlessly sings her twisted new versions LIVE — hitting
every last note.

Her hilarious music videos on YouTube are huge hits that have been
seen by millions of people. Her one-woman show “Jackie Beat Is A Whole
Lotta’ Love” ran a record 18 months at NYC’s premiere cabaret, Fez, and
she returns to The Big Apple every year with her award-winning,
standing-room-only holiday show as part of her SOLD OUT national holiday
tour. Jackie’s stand-up has been featured in comedy clubs across the
country and on Comedy Central, VH-1 and MTV. Her scathing song parodies
have been featured on America’s Top Forty with Ryan Seacrest, The Howard
Stern Show, Much Music TV, Yo on E! and

now Joan Rivers, Debbie Harry, Parker Posey & More Support Drag Star
Sunday, March 3 at The Cutting Room

Jackie Beat is known for her
bigger-than-life talent and her ballsy and blustery persona, but it
turns out she managed to make a few friends along the road to her
bilious stardom. 

Beat, who has no health insurance, needs to have both hips replaced, and faces a hospital bill of up to $50,000. 

Time for a benefit!

Joan Rivers, Debbie Harry, Parker Posey, Fred
Schneider, and a gaggle of downtown performers are joining Jackie
March 3 at The Cutting Room, 44 East 32 Street. Tickets are $30
VIP options available), and may be purchased online at or at 212-352-3101.

Expected onstage alongside Jackie Beat at HIP HIP HOORAY (in
alphabetical order) are Lady Bunny, Formika, The Glamazons, Debbie
Harry, Murray Hill, Parker Posey, Joan Rivers, Fred Schneider, Sherry
Vine, and The World Famous Bob, with video messages from Roseanne
Barr, Margaret Cho, and Joey Arias.  Producer Chip Duckett says
“Expect a few surprises as the evening goes on — Jackie Beat has
friends in the highest … and lowest … places you can imagine!”

Miss Jackie  Beat
Jackie Beat on Facebook


Tan Mom…She’s Back! XL Nightclub Hot Mess Feb 1

Tan Mom Returns to Hot Mess! 

Fri. Feb 1, 2013 at 9:30pm 
Tan Mom Returns to Hot Mess for the One Year Anniversary Show!!!

After Making International Headlines at XL Last Year, Patricia Krentcil
Returns to Clear Her Name With All the Hot Mess Queens!!!

Starring: Lady Bunny, Bianca del Rio, Milan, Skyla Versai, Sugga Pie Koko, & Ivy Winters. Tickets start at $10!  

(Followed by the FETISH BALL  afterwards!)

Jake and Marty LaSalle – Once Jugglers… CIRCUS No More

Who didn’t fall in the lust
with Jake and Marty LaSalle
 this month as  PBS aired  CIRCUS ?!

Over the course of six dramatic hours, the documentary follows the legendary Big Apple Circus  on an unforgettable journey from the big top to the “back lot,” where nail-biting drama unfolds both high in the air and down on the ground and the real heart of the circus beats.

The delicious gay twins (how hot is that?!)  Jake and Marty have left juggling now however. In the show we get a glimpse of their tension building –  but it’s never really revealed, what is driving them apart. Is it Jake’s decision to leave the circus? or something else?

They had the same genes but different dreams, and that spelled the untimely end of one of the most celebrated young circus acts in recent memory. Two years ago, the brothers said, they were each earning $67,000   a year — from the circus, and double that from regular side gigs.

Now, Marty makes about half as much as he used to. He still lives in a trailer at Damrosch Park, working for the circus in guest relations and business development — he exercises infrequently and has not juggled publicly in 16 months.

Brother Jake is in his second year of medical school at the University of California — he chose the institution because a top training ground, the San Francisco Circus Center, is also nearby.

The New York Times  did a big piece on the brothers last week.

Jake says, “I definitely have no regrets about joining the circus. I think that if I ever do, it will be that I didn’t stay in the circus long enough. There were, of course, times when it was difficult. We sacrificed a great deal when we were developing our act as teenagers, and we had conflicts with each other, our parents and our coach.

I also have no regrets about leaving the circus to become a surgeon, though it was not an easy decision to go to medical school. I imagine I would have found happiness in either path, but I’m very satisfied with the new challenge that the practice of medicine has presented to me.

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Out in AC Returns To Atlantic City for a Halloween Star Studded Weekend

Harrah’s Entertainment presents Out In AC , a 3-day LGBT weekend that will take Atlantic City by storm this Halloween! With an amazing lineup of events, “Out In AC” will prove to be the biggest production that has hit the city. Starting off the weekend-long bash on FRIDAY, Perez Hilton himself will host the ultimate concert, complete with A-List performances and live DJ sets.

Perez  says, “Get ready to fly like a G6 this Friday in Atlantic City!Dev, the featured singer on Fear East Movement’s chart-topping hit, Like A G6 is the latest talent added to the lineup of ourfirst-ever “One Night In… Jersey” extravaganza! She will join a stellar bill of ladies, including Kelis, Natasha Bedingfield, Keri Hilson and La Roux. And, best of all, our party is FREE!!!!  What a brilliant way to kick off Halloween weekend!

If you haven’t done so yet, check out Dev‘s infectious song Booty Bounce (above), and then…CLICK HERE for your chance to win tickets to “One Night In… Jersey”!”

Saturday’s festivities kick off early, as famed designer Richie Rich presents a Poolside extravaganza featuring boys in Speedos and DJ Lina on the decks at The Loft at The Pool. Meanwhile, The Pier Shops at Caesars will host Shopping’s Night Out, offering discounts at select luxury brand retailers throughout the day.  At 8pm, Margaret Cho and Sandra Bernhard take the stage for The Queens of Comedy show at Caesars Maximus Theatre. Afterward, celebrity DJ Mia Moretti will spin at the official Queens of Comedy afterparty at Mia Restaurant at Caesars.

 Each night will conclude with exclusive after-hours events for late-night partygoers.

Tickets for all events are available at or by calling 800-736-1420.  A discounted weekend pass, offering entrance to all events, is also available. Additionally, discounted room rates are available for 25% off by entering the offer code “OUTINAC” when making reservations.   All events are restricted to persons 21 years of age and older.


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