UnionPool is one of those places that I always enjoying visiting, yet it’s pretty lacking in boys who want to go home with me — I don’t have a vagina, what can I say. This Thursday might change all that as Amber Valentine and JD Samson (both pictured) attempt to queer-up the place. They’re throwing their wonderful party Pat and you’re not going to want to miss it. As they like to say “this party is for you. And this party is for us.” Sounds reasonable, nothing wrong with a little give-and-take. The party is free and we’re told that it’s also “footloose.” You can expect Tiffany Roth (Midnight Magic) playing in the front room with friend of GAYLETTER Beppe Savoni (Odyzë). Beppe DJs the best Euro disco ever. Full stop. Period. Done. This time he is bringing us a performance of new music that he has been working on with his brother Gigi Savoni. In the back room it’s Amber, JD, Justin Strauss, and The Carry Nation. Pat it girl!
As much as I am afraid of the sea, I am super excited about this event — a “fun dance party on a sailboat...” I think it sounds just perfect on a lovely Summer’s day. Marc Holcomb, who’s one of the hosts, told me all about it. It’s organized by Manhattan by Sail and features music by DJDH aka Megosapollos. The boat will depart from Slip 1 in Battery Park (at the south end of the park near 17 State St.), which is convenient for me because I live pretty far downtown. So basically you’ll be cruising the Hudson River, in both senses of the word. Expect the boat to sail for two hours, there’s “a full bar on board with Jello Shots, pickle back shots and drink specials!” This sounds like a treat, because usually those boats are filled with boring straight people — it’s a gay and lesbian and queer night hunty! Don’t drown or puke in the water, stay alive, protect the environment.
A New Summer Party!!!
The Summer seems to get Gio Black Peter worked up and in a horny mood, that’s why he’s back with a brand new party on July 17th at a secret location. He told me that it’s “a dance party that started in his apartment last Summer and since my apt has a max capacity of 66 boys (remember my last house party?) … I’ve decided to bring the party to a bigger spot to accommodate all my horny gay and bisexual friends.”
Music will provided by Gio himself and Drrty Pharms, plus there’s a special performance by the adorable Tyler Ashley — who will be previewing his upcoming show Kidnap Me (it premieres on July 21th at Dixon Place) plus Jessica Yatrofsky of iheartboy.com fame is also doing an installation to set the mood.
I highly recommend you attend Batty Boy — trust GAYLETTER with this one. Gio is going to take his pants off at some point during the night, so you are guaranteed to see some peen. What else is happening? Gio adds: “You can expect cute guys with boners in basketball mesh shorts on the dance floor dancing, drinking, making out and performing other fun activities…” OK, got it, we would expect nothing less from you Gio.
RSVP for secret location at firstname.lastname@example.org, 10:00PM.
There’s a lot going on tonight at ACME on Great Jones St. First up, at 9:00PM, is the T-shirt launch for the legendary (we don’t use that term lightly) Joey Arias. Who knew that Joey was into T-shirts? Whenever I see her, she’s usually clad head-to-toe in some custom Mugler. I guess these t’s are for when she has some downtime — they’re to be worn around the house, or for a casual walk around the neighborhood. I digress. The T-shirts are in collaboration with Robert W. Richards and Deryck Todd. Which speaking of Todd, he’s the man responsible for the whole night. He’s enlisted Flotilla Debarge to DJ the event and Joey will also be performing live.
After the T-shirt launch stick around for Strut (ACME’s new-ish weekly party). From 11pm onwards, Todd has pulled together an impressive group of hosts for the night (and I’m not just saying that because we’re involved…well maybe a little, but trust it’s a cunt lineup). Here’s who to keep an eye out for: Joey Arias (of course), DJ David Sokolowski, Leo Gugu, Earl Dax, Sam Jones, Matthew Gagnon, Kevin Gallo, Ezra Xavier, Maddelynn Hatter, Damn the Light, Shawn Paul Mazur, Sophia Lamar, and YOU.
There’s going to be an ugly sweater contest, and all sorts of trill trouble. Call your dealer, call your dad, we want to see you strut!
FREE (Mention GAYLETTER), 9:00PM-late, ACME, 9 Great Jones St. NY, NY.
Issa Israel (pictured shirtless) coined the term “Dirty Triff” in 2008 “to describe the type of lifestyle my friends and I were living. Young, creative and ambitious artist with a taste for the wilder side of life, art and notoriety, all while being at the very bottom of the economic and social poles. DirtyTriff helped me sum up the life I was living and wanted to obtain.” Issa has now taken it one step further and created a party using that term as the title. He’s thrown the party in Chicago (where he used to live) a few times, but this is the first time it’s happening in NYC. Music for the night is by “Juliana Huxtable, J. Lamar Wright, Brian Whateverer, Econ and Charlie Klarsfeld.” It’s hosted by Issa, Merrie Cherry, Mark Dommu, Yu Dy, Manuel Alejandro, Krobottem, Drrrty Pharms and Aja. There’s a performance by Will Sheridan and it will be photographed by Gerard Garvey. It’s on a Sunday night, but it’s also Summer, so let’s act like we don’t have to go to work on Monday (besides, everyone is hungover in one form or another on Monday, right?). If you are up for causing some trouble check it out.
As you might have noticed, we love anything that’s NSFW. When I hear that something is NSFW I’m already into it, before I even look at it. I feel like in America even a hint of skin is labelled “not appropriate.” It’s the most stupid thing, because there’s nothing wrong with nudity — we all know what we have under our clothes. We should all be able to go outside naked, I mean it’s super hot at the moment anyways. NSFW is the name of this party, brought to you by Jessamess and Matty Beats (I feel like we have to mention Matty at least once a letter, the girl is busy!). Expect a “new kind of Wednesday #rage, strong drinks, sexy beats, no excuses, no regrets.” I was at this bar last week and it really is NSFW — I hurt my knee twerking, just to give you an idea. Also worth mentioning are the cheap drinks: a round of 5 is like 20 bucks. I’d say show up and get turnt, but what else are you going to do?
I guess we’re spending the weekend in Brooklyn! Fine with me, last weekend we were there too (Wythe Hotel on Friday, Prospect Park on Saturday) and we had a lovely time. I know we’ve written about this party, umm, like every time it’s ever happened, but we just can’t help ourselves. And it’s not even like we go every time. Honestly the last time I went was aggggesssss ago. But I loved it, and everyone keeps saying such good things that it would be kind of rude not to include it. Plus they have a deck, and like 100 kinds of frozen margaritas (ok, not a 100, but enough that if you tried every one you might wake up in the Gowanus canal, with Gowanus up your canal). Expect music by Matty Beats and Merkin Muffly and plenty of #glitter #dressup #sweat #love #boo #lips #queer #gay #face #vogue #pop #lock #it #drop #it #ham #txbk #hard #shine #diamonds #shows #justdoit #werq #tbt #yesmama
It’s the 4th of July, it’s the one-year-anniversary of the Brooklyn party CherryBomb, and by now you should have recovered from all the drugs and alcohol you ingested during Pride, or maybe you haven’t stopped partying (hey it works for Keith Richards). Either way, rehab can wait till next week. Let loose and enjoy yourself because long weekends don’t come around everyday, and 4 day weekends — forgetabout it!@$%&* The wonderful Cakes Da Killa is hosting Friday’s festivities along with the beautiful Misfit Marti. Be prepared for plenty of house, trap, and summer turn up. Prove you’re a true patriot and blow a Native American. IDK, it’s too hot to come up with funny one-liners about the birth of this nation. Just have fun. It’s Summer time slutface, I can’t even handle it!!!!!
The “pansexual” party from LA comes to NY for Gay Pride
I am sitting at my place writing this post in my underwear, I don’t have an AC at the moment and the heat is driving me crazy. Usually the heat doesn’t bother me ‘cos I am from the Caribbean and I am always like the hotter the better, but today this situation is making me go insane. So before you read this post, I just wanted to give you an idea of what mood I am in. But back to underwear, here’s another party with that as the dress code, except this time you also get foam. That just sounds like so much fun, don’t you think? I did a little research and found out that the last time they did it the foam machine wasn’t working, yet people still went. So if it works this time it should be a real hit! The party is also in Queens, which if you don’t live there gives you a great opportunity to go on an outer-borough adventure. It’s in Forest Hills, which is a beautiful and boring neighborhood, I used to go there when I lived in Queens and I didn’t know any better — maybe things have changed, a gay party? WOW! But, you should probably call the place before you go to make sure there’s foam.