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Top 10: The Best Gay Dance Parties of All Time

Brad Hammer | Posted 03.17.2014 | 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.

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.

Thinking About Leaving Him? Think Again

Susan Rosenzweig | Posted 09.03.2013 | Women
Susan Rosenzweig

We all have well-meaning friends and families constantly telling us "you deserve better." Well, we do. But I no longer believe that "better" necessarily means leaving.

Fire Island Erupts Over Verizon's Wireless Voice Link: New York AG Claims Verizon Violated Agreement

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 09.02.2013 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

The future of telecommunications in the U.S. is being played out on the sandy beaches of Fire Island, NY. Customers are "extremely disappointed" about Verizon's plan to stop fixing their phone lines and giving them an inferior wireless replacement, Voice Link.

Fire Island Resort Gains Historic Recognition

AP | By FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 09.02.2013 | New York

CHERRY GROVE, N.Y. -- Decades before the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City, lesbians and gay men were living freely and openly in a place called C...

Verizon's Wireless 'Voice Link' as a Replacement of the Wires? The Downgrading and Disconnecting of America's Communications Networks

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.18.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Voice Link is like a cell phone from a decade ago -- before there was 'data'. Voice Link is a box put into the home with an antenna, but it can not do almost any data application that is part of the traditional utility-based phone network.

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...

Gay Landmark Gets A Makeover

Posted 05.28.2013 | Arts

In 2011 the heart and soul of gay oasis Fire Island Pines, the legendary dance club Pavilion, was destroyed in a fire. But never fear; like a Phoenix ...

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.

Nude Sunbathing Banned On Fire Island

Newsday | Candice Ruud | Posted 04.29.2013 | New York

A decades-long tradition of nude sunbathing on Fire Island beaches is coming to an end this summer: Fire Island National Seashore authorities have ann...

Sandy Debris Cleanup Faces New Challenge

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 04.21.2013 | Green

One special visitor's planned arrival to Fire Island is creating a pressing deadline for the cleanup of tons of rotting wood, sheet rock, old refriger...

Fire Island Assesses Future After Sandy

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 11.24.2012 | New York

OCEAN BEACH, N.Y. -- New Yorkers who cherish Fire Island as an idyllic summertime getaway feared the worst when the 32-mile-long barrier island took a...

To Fire Island With Love

Jane L. Rosen | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York
Jane L. Rosen

Often when I watch other people on television who live in areas severely affected by storms I wonder why they live there. And I know that people watching my island on the news may now be thinking the same thing.

Hurricane Sandy Took My House

Nancy Slotnick | Posted 11.02.2012 | New York
Nancy Slotnick

Hurricane Sandy took my house. When I started pondering whether we should re-build our house at all, since our house is on a barrier island, I realized we are destroying our planet. This storm brought the most powerful city in the world to its knees.

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.

'Greetings From Fire Island,' Directed by Glenn Gebhard

James Scarborough | Posted 10.13.2012 | Arts
James Scarborough

Groundbreaking and fascinating, Greetings From Fire Island is framed between the erection of a mid-19th century lighthouse and, almost 150 years later, its return as a historical monument.

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...

Fighting AIDS on Fire Island

Denise Roberts Hurlin | Posted 09.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Denise Roberts Hurlin

I'm the first to admit I'm not your typical Fire Island Pines visitor. I go to the legendary gay enclave as founding director of Dancers Responding to AIDS. But even more, I go because my heart still breaks when I learn of friends who have recently tested positive for HIV.

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.