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Rehoboth Beach Delaware; a Very Gay Friendly Resort

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 06.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

The East Coast places LGBT people often think of when looking to vacation are Provincetown, MA, or Cherry Grove and the Pines on Fire Island, NY. All ...

'Broadway Bares' Kicks Off A Sizzling Summer On Fire Island (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.09.2016 | Queer Voices

Note: The video above and the photos below may not be appropriate for work or other sensitive environments. Some of Manhattan's hottest and most able-...

DJ Lina: 'I'm Excited to Be a Part of Asbury Park for Pride'

Michael Cook | Posted 06.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Cook

There has not been a summer in the past decade that DJ Lina was not synonymous with Fire Island. As her era there comes to a close, Fire Island's loss...

Open Letter to Long Island PrideFest Organizers: Eliminating Parade Eliminates Legacy

Erinn Furey | Posted 06.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Erinn Furey

To me, the only thing that feels better than walking in a LGBT pride parade is watching LGBT youth walk in pride. I've seen tears stream down their faces as they are celebrated and validated and applauded by crowds for who they are.

A Sexy, Salty And Sad Look At One Of Fire Island's Most Legendary Events

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.23.2016 | Queer Voices

Photographer Susan Kravitz has captured one of Fire Island's best-known annual events for posterity in a dazzling coffee table book. Mascara, Mirth &...

A Gesture of Tenderness. On the Public Display of Affection

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 05.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Frank Ligtvoet

He was the first, and I was very much in love with him. Carlo was out, dressed flamboyantly, had black suede glam-rock boots, gave ultimate care to his black reddish colored hair and used make up.

It Rained On My Wedding Day -- But It Was Perfect

Julie Ansanelli | Posted 05.03.2016 | Weddings
Julie Ansanelli

Since our wedding, quite a few people have made comments to us that they "feel bad" that it rained on our wedding day, or how "great" we were for handling it "despite the rain." Let me make one thing clear: September 12, 2015 was the single most perfect, fun, and love-filled day of my life, and I would not change one thing about it, especially not the rain.

The Cult of DJ Lina

Nish Gera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nish Gera

In this cult, the weekend evening ritual of dancing until dinnertime, or beyond, to DJ Lina Bradford's music has been indulged in, celebrated and repeated - as rituals are - for years. A decade, to be precise.

Remember Their Names: World AIDS Day 2015

Bruce Ward | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bruce Ward

During a recent half-hearted attempt to organize my life, I discovered a shoebox filled with old photographs. In one of them, four friends are lying contentedly on the soft sand of the Pines beach at Fire Island. The year is 1985. A decade later, I would be the only one remaining.

Artist Who Chronicled Pop Culture, Fire Island Remembered

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 magical way at h...

The Still Curious Case of Rentboy.com

Cody Lyon | Posted 09.15.2015 | New York
Cody Lyon

In September 2010 and March 2013, Easy Rent Systems Inc. -- Rentboy.com'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
Fathom

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 the pl...

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

Greg Scarnici | Posted 07.15.2016 | Queer 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 05.04.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

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

Jayson Littman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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

artforum.com | 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...