Six letters make up the rainbow that is our community- LGBTQI, and as time has gone by each of those letters has shifted and shaped in so many different ways from its inception many years ago. Jill Salvino’s documentary, Between the Shades, puts faces to those letters in an effort to figure out how our community got to where we are today in 2017. The documentary will be one of the highlights at the Soho International Film Festival, premiering this coming Saturday at the Village East Main Theatre. [Read more…] about Between the Shades Premieres at Soho Int. Film Festival Saturday!
Gay Trippers NYC Gets You on The Bus for a Wild Ride!
Gay Trippers NYC goal is simple… get you and your friends together and go on journeys that you will remember for a lifetime. With gay bars closing all around our city and app culture consistently on the rise, it can be hard to find those “in real life” experiences with your fellow gay friends as we have become so reliant on our smartphones to provide us with entertainment. Gay Trippers still wants you to use those phones, but for taking photos when on these fabulous trips that they set you up on outside of Manhattan. [Read more…] about Gay Trippers NYC Gets You on The Bus for a Wild Ride!
Fire Island Pines’ Four Amazing Spots to Hit Up This Summer!
Fire Island Pines is one of those magical spots that you must visit at least once during the summer. It is a great way to escape the concrete jungle we know as Manhattan and to find yourself surrounded by beautiful beaches, delicious food, and yummy men and women who are there to have a damn good time. We have seen it profiled on the LOGO hit show Fire Island, but there is so much more to see outside of what’s on television for you to experience yourself first hand. [Read more…] about Fire Island Pines’ Four Amazing Spots to Hit Up This Summer!
Catching Up with Handsome Grooming Expert Pete Karjalainen
Pete Karjalainen has had a lot happen to him over the past three years since we last spoke with him back in the winter of 2014. He successfully transitioned into work in his first barber in Washington D.C. and has now gone full throttle in the men’s grooming business with his own line of beard care products simply called Barber Pete. Pete is somewhat of a chameleon of sorts in that his colors always change in terms of the career path he is taking, but each have shined bright in their own ways, and this new one might be his brightest yet. [Read more…] about Catching Up with Handsome Grooming Expert Pete Karjalainen
2017’s Bears You Should Know: Who Made the Inspiring List?
For the second year in a row, Manhattan Digest has put together a list simply known as Bears You Should Know. What attributes does one need to make this list? For one, vanity and looks have nothing to do with it. This isn’t a calendar of sorts for men to ogle over, although each guy is incredibly handsome in their own way. This list simply highlights an amazing group of gay men who are inspiring positive change for our community. [Read more…] about 2017’s Bears You Should Know: Who Made the Inspiring List?
Urban Bear Weekend Blasts Through the Furrier Parts of Manhattan
Urban Bear Weekend is an annual gathering that takes place smack dab in the middle of Manhattan and showcases a ton of fantastic events with the bear and bear friendly community in mind. Whether it is dancing the night away, checking out some great vendors in the Meatpacking district (no pun intended), or seeing what makes this city so great, this super fun weekend has something for everybody. [Read more…] about Urban Bear Weekend Blasts Through the Furrier Parts of Manhattan
2017 GLSEN Respect Awards Honors Dr. Jill Biden, Carla Gugino & More
The 2017 GLSEN Respect Awards took place this past Monday night at Cipriani’s on 42nd street. GLSEN is the leading education organization creating safe and inclusive schools for all students. GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. This is an incredibly important organization for me and so many others who identify as LGBTQ, and I was absolutely honored to cover it. [Read more…] about 2017 GLSEN Respect Awards Honors Dr. Jill Biden, Carla Gugino & More
Fantastic Author David Jay Collins on Life After “Gaybash” & What’s Next!
Author David Jay Collins is experiencing some sort of a ubiquitous feeling as of late. Why is that? The acclaimed writer had a great amount of success with his fantastic first novel Gaybash, which profiled a character named Matt and how he stood up to his attackers in many different ways. With that success not only behind him, but within him, David is ready for the next chapter (pun, indeed) of his career with his new novel that hopefully will be one of the biggest LGBTQ themed books this fall and beyond. [Read more…] about Fantastic Author David Jay Collins on Life After “Gaybash” & What’s Next!
A Great Time Had by All at Furball’s 13th Anniversary Blast!
We all had a blast this past Friday night, as legendary bear event Furball celebrated its 13th Woofiest year in style at its newest home, Stage 48. [Read more…] about A Great Time Had by All at Furball’s 13th Anniversary Blast!
Furball Celebrates 13 Scrufftacular Years this Friday at Stage 48
Furball, easily the best bear event in the Manhattan area (and beyond), is celebrating its 13th anniversary this weekend at the legendary Stage 48! This event has hosted hundreds of the hottest bears, cubs, and everything in between since 2004 at several different venues over the years, with some of the best DJ’s the world has to offer spinning throughout the night. Friday will be a continuation of all of that. Here’s why you should attend. [Read more…] about Furball Celebrates 13 Scrufftacular Years this Friday at Stage 48