Thursday 07.17.14

Batty Boy

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 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, 10:00PM.

Performance: Showgasm

John Early (pictured without a hat) is a funny and talented young man we met a while back (he hosted a Fire Island Performance Series benefit that we were involved with) and was a pleasure to be around. John has become the regular host of Showgasm. As he told us, “It’s a variety show!” Basically John MCs and Hamm Samwich DJs. Hamm is the Robin Quivers to John’s Howard Stern, always there to ground John “with her startling intellect” he yammers on too much. Each show they have a bunch of special guests. This week there’s SNL’s John Milhiser (he was actually fired from the show today — fuck ‘em boo, it happens to the best of us) ”food exhibitionist Thu Tran (of IFC’s Food Party — Ina Garten meets David Lynch), burlesque revolutionary Bruce Bundy (of The Hunger Games), truly gorgeous LA comic Nate Craig, chanteuse Grace McLean and dancing fools DNA Comedy.” It’s only $5 to get in, so you really have no excuse not to go. John also wanted us to mention that “unlike most events listed in GAYLETTER you will not leave feeling cold or terrorized by the art community.” You Cunt!  

$5, 8:00PM, Ars Nova, 511 West 54th St. NY, NY.


Wednesday 07.16.14

Julian Zigerli’s ‘Life is one of the Hardest’

Backstage images from the Spring/Summer 2015 Show at Milan Fashion Week

Film: The Last Match

I LOVED this movie, I just watched it again and I can’t get enough of it. If you like smooth-skinned, swarthy, taught 20-something Latin men then this movie is for you. Often shirtless and sweaty from playing soccer, the two young protagonists Yosvani and Reiner, living in Havana, Cuba light up the screen with a sexual tension I have not seen since my “visit” to Brokeback Mountain. Both men have women in their lives but are inevitably drawn to one another in this searing drama, The Last Match by brilliant writer/director Antonio Hens, who made sure each frame of film super hot. To tell you what happens next will only spoil the movie, but let me just say your plate is full of prostitution, doggy style, pill popping, public blow jobs, rice and beans and a whole lotta male libido. The film flip-flops between the gay and straight worlds faster than you can say maricón. Get a six pack or two, some Chipotle burrito bowls, sit back, hit play and feast on this sexy tale of forbidden love.

Available for purchase on or Amazon


Tuesday 07.15.14

Joey Arias T-shirt Launch and the party: Strut


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.


Monday 07.14.14

Hi, Jemar


Jemar is a 22-year-old from Minneapolis, MN. He’s still living there, but he’s moving to LA at the end of the year. He went to California Institute of the Arts for a couple years to study Theater and Acting. “I’ve been acting since I was 14, my dream job is to be a sucessful actor…” He’s lived with his boyfriend for about 3-months now; they met at a photo shoot. His first sexual experience with a guy was when he was 15. “Most people think I’m straight when they meet me… I’m never afraid to correct them.”


When it comes what he likes it’s a boy who’s smart and motivated, “someone who has a drive to be a successful somebody and who’s into fitness.” Jemar works out about 5-6 times a week. His favorite part of his body is his butt, “beause it’s juicy and I can make it clap lol. I get great compliments on it.” That’s a great skill to have in 2014 with all the twerking competition out there. On other guys he likes a nice chest. Also, when it’s time to sleep he goes to bed naked.


His ideal date would be “during the day, maybe a day festival/fair or something with adrenaline, then maybe a nice dinner, then go out dancing…” 
His go-to cocktail is a Moscow Mule. He’s the most happy with the company of great friends, acting, working-out and good food. He enjoys being outdoors, he likes to frequent “any moving body of water. There’s something about moving water that relaxes me. I like to go down by the river here.”


We asked Jemar to take a few selfies wearing our classic GAYLETTER t-shirt, and some without it. He looks rather sexy, have a look.





















Sunday 07.13.14


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.

$7, 10:00PM, Le Baron, 32 Mulberry St. New York, NY.


Saturday 07.12.14

Event: I’m From Driftwood’s 4th Annual Summer BBQ

I’m From Driftwood is a wonderful site that aims to collect coming out stories from all over the country (and the world). Some of these stories are funny, some are sad, some (like the one I recorded a few years ago) are just plain weird. It’s an amazing treasure trove of shared queer experiences, and something we should help keep alive — which is why we’re happy to do whatever we can to support them. This Saturday is the perfect chance to do just that at the I’m From Driftwood Summer BBQ Fundraiser. Tickets are $100, BUT, if you mention GAYLETTER you’ll get one for $75. There’s only 10 with that discount, so get on to it. The ticket includes an open bar, all you can eat food, cooked by Andy Baraghani, the food editor at Tasting Table (that boy can cook), plus live music, raffle prizes and all kinds of cute, social conscious boys. Last year was great fun, we have no doubt this year will be the same.

4:00PM-8:00PM, Buy tickets here:


Frank O’Hara Fire Island Pines Poetry Festival


You may have partied hard the way only Fire Islanders can over Pride and the 4th of July weekends, but wait … there’s more gay fun to be had! This Saturday, July 12th, the Fire Island Pines Arts Project is hosting the Frank O’Hara Fire Island Pines Poetry Festival. We know what you’re thinking: poetry party? Well, as if the line up of big names such as Edmund White and Saeed Jones isn’t enough to send you rushing to pack your weekend bag, organizer Adam Fitzgerald insists that, far from a sombre affair, attendees can expect “mosh pits, flying dildos and thongs!”

From 4:00-6:00PM, poets will be reading selected poems of Frank O’Hara as well as their own in celebration and memorial of one of our most iconic gay poets. Sadly, O’Hara’s love of Fire Island took on a tragic hue when he died in a freak accident on the beach in 1966. At only $10 a ticket, this beautiful tribute to a beautiful man is an absolute summer must.


Click here for tickets.

Friday 07.11.14

Performance: who are you? who are we? what is this?

The hilarious and cunt performer Chris Tyler emailed us a while ago to tell us about this new play he’s helping produce. The play Who Are You? Who are We? What is This?  is an “interactive and immersive experience to find yourself.” It’s performed by “two awesome writer/performers,” Daphne Gardner and Carl Holder (both pictured) — I don’t know much about the lead actors, but just look at that boy’s lovely right nipple! Hi nipple! Chris told me that the plot of the play goes like this: “two struggling writers try to get their shit together before their rehearsal but get overwhelmed by their shitty jobs, overbearing mothers and low grade desperation... it’s dealing with the unique kind of millennial melancholy one experiences in their late 20s...” Sounds interesting, but honestly, after seeing that nipple I was already convinced! Click here for tickets.

$12 ONLINE/$15, 8:00PM, the gene frankel theatre, 24 Bond St. NY, NY.