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Artist Who Chronicled Pop Culture, Fire Island Remembered

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.13.2015 | Gay Voices

Artist Robert de Michiell, who was best known for his pop culture illustrations and Broadway poster art, died on Oct. 12, at his home in New York. He...

A Legendary Fire Island Figure Opens Up About The Queer Sanctuary

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.17.2015 | Gay Voices

If you've been to Fire Island, you know DJ Lina. DJ Lina Bradford is a legendary figure on Fire Island, bringing people together in a magica...

The Still Curious Case of

Cody Lyon | Posted 09.15.2015 | New York
Cody Lyon

In September 2010 and March 2013, Easy Rent Systems Inc. --'s registered name on public record -- applied to the United States Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services for an H-1B non-immigrant working Visa on behalf of Soto Decker.

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.

The Quintessential Fire Island Beach Day

Fathom | Posted 07.29.2015 | Travel

Schedules don't exist, and time is measured only by the ferries as they come and go from the harbor. Pack a bathing suit, sunscreen and little else, then have the most relaxing day ever off the coast of Long Island.

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...

Dos and Don'ts of Being a House Guest on Fire Island

Greg Scarnici | Posted 07.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Greg Scarnici

If you're wondering why some get the honor of returning to sleep on the slow-leaking blow-up mattress on my living room floor while others do not, I've compiled a few dos and don'ts on being a house guest on Fire Island.

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.

Get An Inside Look At The Magical World Of Fire Island (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.26.2015 | Gay Voices

For many queer people, Fire Island, located just outside of New York City, has been an integral part of life for decades. Now, experience some of the ...

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...

Artist John MacConnell Discusses Painting Male Nudes (NSFW)

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 03.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

I became aware of John MacConnell's Instagram account this summer and was quickly hooked.

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.

Small Bird At Center Of Sandy Recovery Controversy

AP | By FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 12.08.2014 | Green

BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) — A court fight over a protected bird called the piping plover is holding up a $207 million plan to replenish the sand along a ...

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...

Fire Island Is Oasis For Queer Creatives | Posted 08.28.2014 | Arts

“EVERYONE IS COMING UP with a creative excuse to hang out and make art on Fire Island,” artist Lee Maida told me as we watched the tide roll in. ...

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.

5 Retreats For That Brilliant Brain Of Yours

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 04.29.2014 | Travel

What if you took a trip and created something beautiful? Not a scrapbook or a Facebook album or a drone video montage (as awesome as those are), but b...

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Let's Ask the Chicken... or Maybe the Egg?

Erica Wides | Posted 06.22.2014 | Taste
Erica Wides

The spring holidays have ended, the last bit of stale matzo has been choked down, and we Hebraic types can all go back to eating bread again, although...

Top 10: The Best Gay Dance Parties of All Time

Brad Hammer | Posted 05.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Brad Hammer

It is time for a history lesson, but the topic is party... literally!

Where's Your Happy Place?

Sara Lieberman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Sara Lieberman

We all have them. Places that, in short, just make us happy. Where the sirens and deadlines and back pains and bills and meetings and "Mommy!!!" all melt away. Where you can sit and just be content where you are in that moment.

Fire Island Is Getting Lit With Fiber Optics -- But What About the Rest of Verizon, Much Less the Voice Link Wireless Issues or the $130 Billion Vodaphone Deal?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 11.16.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

OK, so a group of small beach communities on an island finally got some adequate phone service; what about the 27 million households in Verizon's territories not to mention the tens of millions of business?

WATCH: Gay Eletro Duo Dares You To 'Move To Love' (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices

Though Summer may be coming to a close, the season of swimming pools is in full swing, well "swimming pools" as in the electronic duo THESWIMMINGPOOLS...

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.

Verizon's Assault on the Truth: The Plan to Replace the Copper Started in 2010 With Home Phone Connect aka Verizon Wireless Voice Link

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.04.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Ever hear of Verizon's Home Phone Connect? It's been on sale in New York and New Jersey or in trials since 2010 and it is essentially the exact same ...

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.