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
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
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!
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, 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
Atlas Social Club in Hell’s Kitchen played host to the premiere of LOGO’s upcoming docuseries “Fire Island“, which follows a group of six gay, young business professionals living together as they search for the romance, temptations, and thrills. Manhattan Digest was on the red carpet for this highly anticipated series, with the cast in full swing as well as executive producers Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos as well as some super awesome special guests! [Read more…] about Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos & More Attend “Fire Island” Premiere Party!
It is always good to see LGBTQ people be honored for their leadership and courage, and last night was no exception as The Plaza played host to the annual Point Honors Gala. The evening’s honorees are two major people in the entertainment game: Orange is the New Black star Uzo Aduba and Academy Award Winner Dustin Lance Black, who wrote the phenomenal film “Milk” as well as the recent ABC miniseries “When We Rise”. [Read more…] about Point Honors Gala Salutes Uzo Aduba, Dustin Lance Black & More!
On a beautiful sunny Monday in October while I was in New York City, I had the opportunity to meet with Michael Alago. In previous conversations, he had expressed interest in photographing me for Rough Gods. When we first began to talk, I had no idea that he was the person who signed Metallica to Elektra Records and that his career was so multi-faceted. But from the moment I saw him, it was evidently clear that he was the epitome of a true eclectic artist. [Read more…] about Getting to Know World Renowned Record Executive Michael Alago
It’s back!!!! Yas, hunty!!! It’s RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Eleventy First (actually nine, we just wanted to be extra), and we’re here to serve and to swerve for your realness and GAGA!!! *death drop* [Read more…] about RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9, Episode 1 RuCap: Gagging for Your Gaga
For the 2nd year in a row, Manhattan Digest has asked one of the best questions you can ask a bear lover- “What celebrity bear are you crushing on?” What is a celebrity bear? Simple- it is a celebrity, who evokes bear realness in all that he does. Woof indeed. The answers we got from bears and bear fans alike were diverse, plush… but above all, hairy and sexy. So who made our picks for the 2017 edition of Hottest Celebrity Bears? [Read more…] about What Celebrity Bears are We Crushing on in 2017 and Beyond?