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Fire Island Pines

20 Adventures to Prolong Summer

Andrew Cristi | Posted 09.01.2015 | New York
Andrew Cristi

In truth, not one part of Fire Island is not magical -- and it's been through a lot in the past few years. Whether you're more into the wonderful town-like community feeling of Cherry Grove, or the amped up extravagant resort feeling of The Pines that allows you to believe you've taken a real vacation, you will fall in love.

27 Of The Hottest Photos From The Fire Island Pines Party 2015

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.27.2015 | Gay Voices

July 25 marked the return of the all-night Pines Party fundraiser on New York's Fire Island, and for many gay men in the Tri-State area, it was t...

Out Hotelier Who Hosted Ted Cruz Lashes Out At 'Gay Extremists'

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 05.12.2015 | Gay Voices

Openly gay New York hotelier Mati Weiderpass penned an op-ed this week, lashing out at "gay extremists" for protests surrounding a discussion he hoste...

Why the Boycott Against Ted Cruz's Gay Hosts Is a Watershed Moment

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

As long as people like Sens. Ron Johnson and Ted Cruz are working against LGBT equality, none of us should be giving them any cover, let alone raising money for them. We surely don't have the luxury to join them on other issues with which some of us may agree, not when they're trying to make us second-class citizens. And that's why the boycott against the hoteliers is so important.

Over 100 Protestors Picket Controversial Gay Business Owners' Hotel

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.28.2015 | Gay Voices

A protest took place at The Out NYC Hotel on Monday, April 27 in response to a "fireside chat" the openly gay owners, Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass,...

Fire Island Pines Owners Face Outrage And Boycott After Playing Host To Ted Cruz

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.24.2015 | Gay Voices

Mati Weiderpass and Ian Reisner, longtime gay business partners, owners of OUT NYC Hotel and 80% of the commercial property on Fire Island Pines, play...

LOOK: Broadway's Hottest Get Ready To Strip Down For A Great Cause

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.03.2015 | Gay Voices

New York has yet to shake a seemingly never-ending winter, but some of Broadway's hottest dancers are already getting prepped to hit the beach. Th...

Fire Island Pines Commercial Property on the Auction Block

Robert J. Feldman | Posted 03.08.2015 | New York
Robert J. Feldman

On January 22 at 1:00 PM in West Islip, Long Island, Maltz Auction House will auction off most of the "downtown" strip of the Pines, possibly for a song. With an opening suggested bid of only 8.5 million dollars for 80 percent of the commercial district this is a golden opportunity, to say the least.

Gay Jews Shake Their Butts to End the Summer, and Jewish Mothers Plotz Everywhere (VIDEO)

Jayson Littman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Jayson Littman

The summer might be over, but the Jewish boys of the famed Viagra Falls house in the New York gay getaway Fire Island Pines just released this Hebro-s...

Revisiting States of Desire

Robert J. Feldman | Posted 10.25.2014 | Books
Robert J. Feldman

His insouciant and poignant travelogue, States of Desire, is a description of gay life in all the major cities of the United States in the late 1970's before the onslaught of the AIDS epidemic.

Poetry in Fire Island Pines

Robert J. Feldman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Books
Robert J. Feldman

For me, the festival also triggered a flood of memories that I thought had been buried with my youth.

I Miss Tommy Carraway

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted 07.30.2014 | Religion
Rev. Earl E. Johnson

It was there that The Normal Heart and Larry Kramer reminded us living today: Act Up. Fight AIDS.

Opera Gets a Sexy Makeover at the Fire Island Opera Festival

Jamie Krauss Hess | Posted 11.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Jamie Krauss Hess

The Pines," the gay summer vacation destination off the coast of Long Island, is usually known more for groovy disco or throbbing dance music than for opera, but that changed this past weekend.

Reasons to Do Drag (PHOTOS)

Nish Gera | Posted 09.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Nish Gera

You do drag for the first time because you want to be called "fierce." You do drag because you really want to be on that boat invading the Pines. You do drag because your best friend told you that the only version you should attempt is the grotesque one, and he said that scoffingly.

Fire Island Pines Celebrates the Fourth of July With 'The Invasion' (PHOTOS)

Jamie Krauss Hess | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Jamie Krauss Hess

Every Fourth of July, the Fire Island Pines status quo is shaken up with "The Invasion," a yearly tradition that brings a ferryboat full of drag queens to the Fire Island Pines harbor, where they are greeted by throngs of revelers in what has become a joyous, raucous spectacle.

WATCH: Don't Know How To Get To Fire Island? Let These Hunky Models Show You The Way!

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.07.2013 | Gay Voices

If you're a gay man living in New York City, it seems all you hear your friends talking about all summer long is Fire Island. You see their Facebo...

The 5 Biggest Changes You'll Find in Fire Island Pines This Summer

Jamie Krauss Hess | Posted 07.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Jamie Krauss Hess

It's that time of year again: time to buff up, bare all and hit the beach. Any good gay knows that Fire Island Pines is one of the most beautiful, historic and hedonistic summer destinations in the world. You may also know that the Pines had it rough over the past couple of years.

Sandy Goes To Fire Island

Robert J. Feldman | Posted 12.29.2012 | Travel
Robert J. Feldman

Today, as the East Coast braces for a "once in a century storm," a mandatory evacuation of our beautiful sand dune has been announced.

PHOTOS: Sun, Sand And Sizzle At The Fire Island Dance Festival

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.25.2012 | Gay Voices

To New York's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, Fire Island is known as a glittering paradise of sand and surf. But last wee...

Life Returns To Fire Island Pines

Robert J. Feldman | Posted 06.11.2012 | Travel
Robert J. Feldman

Seventy-two percent cocoa Godiva and Moët and Chandon champagne sure do go down easy on the deck overlooking the Atlantic.

Winter in Fire Island Pines

Robert J. Feldman | Posted 04.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Robert J. Feldman

The Pines, as it is presently known, may be just one of a dozen or so towns on the barrier reef three miles south of Long Island. Most would describe ...

Fire Island Reinvented: Gay Resort Area To Get Makeover In Wake Of Devastating Fire

New York Times | ERIK PIEPENBURG | Posted 01.06.2012 | Gay Voices

The architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and the architectural firm HWKN (HollwichKushner) have been hired to design a new entertainment complex to rep...

After Devastating Blaze, A Look Back At Fire Island's 'Gay Utopia'

New York Times | ALEX WILLIAMS | Posted 11.20.2011 | Gay Voices

The Pavilion dance club, a hedonistic playground for three generations of gay men in Fire Island Pines, burned down Monday night, stirring memories in...

PHOTOS: Fire Island Pines Engulfed By Blaze

Posted 11.15.2011 | Gay Voices

Firefighters continued to battle a fast-moving blaze which gutted a significant portion of the Fire Island Pines gay resort district early Tuesday. ...