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Monday 02.16.15

RUFSKIN X Tom of Finland Collection Launch

Scenes from the NYC event celebrating the athletic collaboration

Sunday 02.15.15

Party: DADDY

Daddy take me to Miami, daddy I want dinner, daddy take care of me! Daddy take care of your son! That sounds familiar right? For all of you that have daddies, hold on to him because you can only have a daddy when you’re young. Also, make sure that you don’t become an ungrateful little bitch and behave like you deserve everything just because you are young. Trust me it’s not gonna last. Ha! Anyways, this Sunday The Culture Whore is launching their brand new monthly party at Eastern Bloc, called Daddy. It’s “a straight up dance party with W. Jeremy spinning and lots of sexy daddy boys in leather….We’re bringing back 70s East Village sleaze, the kind you’ll remember from your favorite vintage pornos.” Really, ok? The party is also hosted by Oddly Enough and Manifestany Squirt. Their facebook page says to expect “daddies, disco and dancing...” If you are a daddy or looking for one or simply want to play daddy this Sunday, just head to this party. I know for a fact that the boys at The Culture Whore are not daddies, but they are probably looking for some leather daddies.

FREE, 10:00PM, Eastern Bloc, 505 E 6TH ST. New York, NY.

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Saturday 02.14.15

The Opening reception of BERNHARD WILLHELM 3000: WHEN FASHION SHOWS THE DANGER THEN FASHION IS THE DANGER

Scenes from the event at the MOCA Museum in Los Angeles

Party: HOLY MOUNTAIN JOURNEY VI

Valentine’s Day is one of our most hated commercial holidays, it’s right up there with Santacon, but thankfully this Valentine’s day we have something way more exciting to celebrate than love. We have Holy Mountain! The party is back for it’s latest edition and your boyfriend is not invited. This is a singles party. That’s not an official rule for the party, but it’s our rule. We’re horny and don’t want any cock blockers, especially someone you’re in love with. Cool? OK. So, what to expect from the night? Well, there’s lots going on, it’s also the start of fashion week, so that will play a part. I’ll let Ladyfag (the party’s creator) fill you in on what’s happening. “We have a very special ONE NIGHT ONLY VERSATILE Holy Mountain: The tops are bottoms and the bottoms are tops. The rooms are being flipped...what is upstairs is down, what is downstairs is up. Confused? Love is confusing...but Fashion Week is worse.” You’re telling us Lady, fashion week and Valentine’s colliding...someone shoot us. Here's an idea: wear your worst outfits and break some hearts!

$10, 11:00PM, Slake, 251 W 30th St. New York, NY.

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Friday 02.13.15

Party: PrettyUgly, Lucky In Love

Some of you might have been to this party, some of you probably heard of it, yes, it’s a fun party an amazing venue and you really should go. This party has been going strong for a couple months now. PrettyUgly is usually a weekly Saturday party, but this week they are throwing a “special one off” on Friday, February 13. Yeyyyyyy! You know with Valentine’s Day happening and all the stupid red hearts and merchandize hanging everywhere it’s a great thing that this party is happening the night before. I mean please don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, please don’t. If you love someome, just text them now and tell them, if you are trying to find an excuse to go on a date, just be clever and do it another day. I know I sound like a Valentine’s Day hater, oh well. The party is hosted by a group of nice people including me (trust me, I am really good at hosting) and this week Adam Kun and the lovely Mia Moretti will be Djing.

$10, 11:00PM, DIAMOND HORSESHOE, Paramount Hotel, 235 w. 46th st. NY, NY.

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Thursday 02.12.15

Party: Abrons Art Center Centennial Celebration

Our New York mother Penny Arcade sent us an invite to this awesome bash. “For 100 years, the Abrons has given artists freedom — unrestricted and untethered — to produce groundbreaking, extraordinary work, and has remained a cultural and artistic keystone providing audiences with affordable and challenging experiences in New York City. It’s no secret: I love a place that lives up to its mission to support artists to the max and where the number one goal is artistic excellence.” 100 years of anything is impressive, but 100 years of an institution that’s sole goal is to support underground artists is phenomenal. To Celebrate they’re throwing a party with “drinks, birthday cake and music by The Vintage DJ in Abrons’ Experimental Theater.” With performances by Joey Arias, Jack Ferver, Basil Twist, and Erin Markey. The Abrons Art Center has a lot of impressive fans, last time we went to one of their events we saw Steve Buscemi and met Mikhail Baryshnikov. I can’t imagine who’ll be there for such a momentous occasion!

$50, 9:00PM, ABRONS ART CENTER, 466 Grand St. NY, NY.

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Hi, Fernando

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Fernando is a 23 year old from Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, in Brazil. He is currently in his last year of university studying Advertising and Marketing. He’s also a freelance photographer. He would like to study theater in the future because his dream career is to be an actor. Eventually he wants to move to a different city, “maybe Sao Paulo, or Rio or New York City.” He has never been with a girl and he told us he’s always known that he’s gay. At 15 he watched some porn that confirmed to him that he liked boys. He told us that he had sex with a guy for the first time when he was 19, he was his first boyfriend. He lives alone and is single at the moment. He speaks Portuguese, English and a little bit of Spanish.

 

He doesn’t have a specific type when it comes to guys or any age preference, “I like guys, haha” his only preferences is that the guy is taller than him and he has to be “sweet and funny…he has to make me laugh.” His favorite body part in others are the legs, “I love guys legs I don’t know why and I love big lips
 to kiss…” On himself he likes his eyes, “because they change color, 
sometimes they are very green, bright, sometimes they are darker.” His ideal date would be going to the beach with someone, “smoking a lot of pot and eating a lot of pizza…. My favorite thing in a date is to travel together, see new things together
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He goes to the gym 5 days a week and his beauty secret is drinking lots of water, he keeps it natural — “sometimes I go boxing with my friend.” His biggest turn on are boys wearing soccer shorts. He told us that ideally he would be happy having sex all the time. He’s always ready! We asked Fernando to take a few selfies wearing our classic GAYLETTER t-shirt, and some pictures without it. He’s adorable — we’d would be happy having him around all day long… Have a look.

 

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Wednesday 02.11.15

Party: VMA at Don Pedro

Don Pedro, for those of you that don’t know, is a performance space/Mexican restaurant. It’s in Brooklyn, of course (I mean, where else would you expect a performance space/Mexican restaurant to be?) This Wednesday they’re throwing their new party, VMA and looks like a big ball of fun. It’s hosted by Mark Dommu and Rify Royalty and features a whole slew of hosts and performances by Gabe Gonzalez, Momo Shade, Ethan Weinstock, Lady Simon, Cheno, Aja and Boywolf. Music for the whole night is by Shedontstop, which is officially my new favorite DJ name. The VMAS are always way more exciting than the Grammys, obvs, so we’re expecting this to be a good night. I want snakes, I want Madonna finger-banging Britney and Xtina on stage, I want tears, I want rappers fucked up on sizzurp, I want Pink dangling from a scarf above the audience looking butch with her chest all red, I want Kanye stealing Tom York’s award and throwing it to Beyonce. I want drama, and music and the most magical night of my fucking life!!!! And then I want a chicken burrito with extra guacamole. Cheers

FREE, 11:00PM, Don Pedro, 90 Manhattan Ave. Brooklyn, NY.

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Tuesday 02.10.15

Lines Camera Action: Hasse Persson’s Studio 54

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Swedish photographer, Hasse Persson’s latest photo anthology, Studio 54, published by Max Strom, chronicles the rise and fall of the legendary discotheque started by two gay entrepreneurs, Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager. Opened only for three years from ‘77 to ‘80 before getting shut down by the IRS, Tax authorities, and police raids, Studio 54 was doing something right. Populated by guests ranging from Warhol to Jagger to Capote, it was a hotbed of cosmopolitan chaos. Persson’s crisp, street-style photographs, captured using a secret recipe of flash and long exposure, pulse with the disco tracks spinning behind them.

 

A glance like this into a “hedonistic half-way-house between heaven and hell” is something to cherish; the queues to get in were so dense Frank Sinatra couldn’t even make it through the crowd to present his personal invitation, and Warhol had literal nightmares about getting rejected. Rubell, queen dictator of the door, accepted only a specific regiment of partygoers, a “tossed salad” of races, queers, and celebrities. Beyond the candid beauty of the images Persson presents, they are the skeleton key to a club you probably couldn’t get into.

 

His book is filled with energized black and white photographs, packed with scantily clad socialites and dazed celebs alike. The pictures whir with lights, masks, and glitter-smeared bodies stumbling down the avant-garde rabbit hole that was Studio 54.

 

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Sunday 02.08.15

Do: SLT with PATRICK McGRATH

Last Sunday I invited my friend William to do this specialized pilates class using a machine called a megaformer with trainer Patrick McGrath (pictured) and my ass is still in pain. We left the class saying “ok, we get it, this class is for power bottoms...” The class is a “unique combination of cardio, strength training and Pilates.” It’s held at SLT (Strengten . Lenghen . Tone) which has several locations in the city and stands for “strengthen, lengthen and tone” basically all the things that I look for from an exercise routine, duh. Patrick tells me that “every class is full body, typically 1/3 to half of the class is legs, then obliques, arms and core strengthen.” Even though I am still in pain from the class, I think you should give it a try, at least if you want to switch up your boring gym routines... A few days after the class Patrick texted me and asked how I was doing and I was like “ouch,” he suggested that I take a hot shower, stretching my hamstrings and also do “pigeon pose.” He suggests you do the class 3-4 times a week, but I might have to work myself up to that since it’s taken me about a week to recover... Your ass will thank you!

FOR CLASS SCHEDULES AND TO SIGN UP GO TO SLTNYC.COM.

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