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Las Vegas Pride Guide 2014

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Las Vegas has grown to be a favorite of mine over the last couple of years since it offers so much and has become a top gay destination over the years. Its annual Pride is happening this week, and below see different events to choose from each day if you plan on being in Sin City this week or take a last minute getaway: Read the rest of this entry

What To Get From 2014 CFDA Fashion Award Winners Public School And Tim Coppens

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The Oscars of the fashion here in the states, the annual CFDA Fashion Awards went down last night where Rihanna of course was the showstopper for her sheer, custom fishnet dress that was covered in Swarovksi crystals. She shined bright like a diamond (you see what I did there), and was rightfully awarded the Fashion Icon award.

On the designer awards side of things, award winners of the night included Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra (Womenswear Designer of the Year), Mary-Kate Olsen & Ashley Olsen for The Row (Accessories Designer of the Year Award), Shane Gabier & Christopher Peters for Creatures of the Wind (Swarovski Award for Womenswear) and Irene Neuwirth (Swarovski Award for Accessory Design).

Then in menswear, for their luxury tailored streetcar brand Public School, Maxwell Osborne & Dao-Yi Chow won the Menswear Designer of the Year (which was present by the dapper James Marsden), and Belgium designer Tim Coppens won the Swarovski Award for Menswear, which honors and recognizes emerging talent (and which Public School won last year).

Now’s a good of a time as any to shop these two designers, below find three picks for each: Read the rest of this entry

How To Partake In One Day Without Shoes

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The One Day Without Shoes global campaign from TOMS is an annual event held since 2006 to bring awareness of the children in third world countries who don’t have proper, or in many cases any, footwear, which causes problems beyond the health risks. From TOMS: “Children in many developing countries are not able to attend school without a proper uniform. By providing children with a pair of shoes, school attendance can be increased by 62%. When shoes are integrated into programs with larger community development goals, they empower children and their families to get the care and support they need.”

Happening on April 29th, a simple way to partake in the event this year to share your support is to take and share a barefoot photo on social media and tagged with #WithoutShoes, to make a digital global impact. You can of course take a step (no pun) further and go the day with no shoes on to experience what it’s like, but to share the experience and not have it be so lonely, TOMS is hosting official events in their New York, Los Angeles and Austin stores. Also your a student or in education, odds are there’s a group on campus hosting something. Read the rest of this entry

Style Guide For Music Festivals

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If you find yourself heading to Magic City this weekend for the Ultra Music Festival, I’ve put together a cool guy’s guide for AskMen.com to give you a rundown of who to check out, where to eat, drink and shop in Miami, who to take style inspiration from, and what to wear:

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Styling for any music festival, you can never go wrong with skinny jeans, but if the destination is very warm (like Miami), shorts are also a great option—just make sure to go for flat front over cargo styles (those are so over). For tops, go for graphic tees and tanks with funky designs, and make sure to skip out on the usual band, kitsch or ironic T-shirts. For accessories and footwear, old-school chic and plastic sunglasses are great to go from music festival to sunbathing, a colorful or print baseball cap is useful all spring and summer long, and sneakers and slip-ons are good go-tos as you’ll be standing and bouncing around for hours. Read the rest of this entry

10 Of The Best International Gay Ski Weeks For 2014

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January kicks off gay ski-week season, when thousands of queer guys and gals hit the slopes—not to mention hot tubs—all over the world. For NewNowNext.com, I’ve put together a list of some of the best wintery retreats, offering miles of fresh trails, apres-ski cocktails, pampering, parties and memories to never forget. See five of the gay ski weeks selected below, with the full set on NewNowNext.com:

Aspen Gay Ski Week
January 12-19
Aspen, Colorado

The 37th edition of the first and most famous gay ski festival hosts a week of  skiing, snowboarding, parties, concerts, drag and more. Enjoy cocktail and dinner events, music with country-pop hottie Steve Grand, comedy with Mario Cantone, a downhill costume parade, theme parties and daily hot-tub gatherings starting at 3pmAnd while Colorado has yet to legalize marriage equality, Aspen Gay Ski Week is sponsoring a group civil-partnership ceremony in downtown Aspen on January 18.

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Gaymer X: World’s First LGBT Gaming Convention

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Following the recent San Diego Comic Con, gay geeks will be heading to San Francisco from August 3-4 for Gaymer X, the first gaming and tech convention specifically designed with us in mind.

Previously known as Gaymercon, the weekend gathering will take place in San Francisco’s Japantown district at Hotel Kabuki and Hotel Tomo. Japantown was selected as the location because, “the atmosphere was so much more welcoming and festive than other places in the city,” says Gaymer X’s event page. “We want a place where people can have a really fun experience and where people can be comfortable expressing themselves.”

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Getting To Provincetown & Events This Summer

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Photo via PBG

Getting to Provincetown has never been a quick and easy feat. Once you get to the Massachusetts and Rhode Island area, you can drive right through all of Cape Cod until arriving to the end point where this New England gay Mecca lies.

It takes about two hours and a half from Providence or Boston to P’town, this of course is without the summer traffic, which can keep you on the highway for an extra hour or two. Just under 10 square miles of land, you don’t even need a car in P’town with its several taxis, pedicabs and shuttle services throughout the two main streets; Commercial and Bradford.

Many take a fast ferry during season, mid-May to mid-October, from Boston Harbor Cruises or Bay State Cruise; both can get you there in 90 minutes. Bay State is adding a new ship to their arsenal this summer, and a new service on Mondays for those of you eager to kickoff your trip as early as possible—6:30 a.m., running from July 1st to August 26th. If you are in luck and have sunny weather, make sure to have your camera handy for beautful photos of the Massachsetts, Plymouth, and Cape Cod bays.

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Photo by Andrew Villagomez

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Swimwear Picks From Parke & Ronen Resort 2014

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Designing duo Parke & Ronen held their resort wear 2014 presentation earlier this week which included a range of short shorts, open-weave cardigans, two-tone colorblocked shirts, and various swimwear.

Along with the sexy speedos, two swim trunks that stood out for their simplicity included the 4″ Boardshort in Santorini Red Stripe (with stripes on the back pocket as well) and the Ibiza Cross swimtrunk in Royal/White.

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Head Across The Pond For London Pride 2013

Left: Logo of Pride in London. Right: Photo of hugh rainbow flag of London Pride 2011 via  Flickr

Logo of Pride in London; Huge rainbow flag of London Pride 2011 (via Flickr)

The annual London gay Pride event is officially back on for 2013! New organizers of the festival, London LGBT+ Community Pride, announced Pride in London‘s official, week-long events this year and its theme, ‘Love and Marriage’.

“As the Equal Marriage Bill continues to be debated in Parliament, the organizers of Pride in London believe the event offers the LGBT+ community a unique chance to be seen and heard with [a theme] uniting the community,” stated the organizers in today’s announcement.

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Get Your Kink On Amsterdam

Fetishes will be taking over gay Amsterdam this weekend for oh-so-pleasureful parties and events. Amsterdam is famous for events such as Gay Pride in August and the leather scene favorite Get Ruff Leather Pride in October, but Fetish Pride‘s organizer Michael Roks (manager of the Eagle Amsterdam and Dirty Dicks bar) says that this is unique and takes place during a holiday weekend. A highlight is the first Mr. Leather Amsterdam contest that will have five different men competing for the title. Below are a few of the contenders:

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Read more about the weekend on Out.com.

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