Friday, September 5, 2008

Fire Island Pines, Vampires & Chorus Men

All good thins must come to an end and what better way to say good-bye to Summer 2008 than to party on an island beach resort with others who work in Gay Media and Television. I hopped on a boat and sailed with my entourage of guys to Fire Island Pines to attend a bash at a luxurious beach house called 13 Summer House promoting the The Lair, a Gay Vampire serial broadcast on the Here! TV Network. I had a wonderful time with the series’ new star, the incredibly sexy Colton Ford. Colton plays the Sheriff and not a Vampire, but is grateful since the blood-suckers on the show often get steaks driven through their hearts. His paternal instincts were brought out by someone’s Chihuahua that was black and grey haired like him. Colton spent much time snuggling with the dog, making others jealous. I also had fun with Andrew Kirtzman, political reporter for WCBS TV New York and anchor of Inside City Hall on NY1 local news cable station. All the art and design items inside the Summer House were auctioned off and proceeds benefited Ali Forney Center, which provides housing for homeless LGBT Youth. Drag Diva Mimi Imfurst was the fabulous auctioneer. Heavy-duty cocktails were provided by SKYY Vodka. The guest list included: Singer/songwriter filmmaker Lovari, Trans DJ Lina, Ryan Wolowski of Out & About TV, Mark Schulte, Next Magazine staffers, members of NYC Gay Men’s Chorus, caterer Lou Delvecchio and many others! I also had the best time at another party in the Pines with my dear friends from the NYC Gay Men's Chorus at their house, aptly called Chorus House. The property included a plush swimming pool and I got comfortable enough (or drunk enough) to join my pals for a cool swim without wearing my wig, make-up or jewelry for impromptu skinny dipping fun.