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Are you heading to New York City for Pride? If So Get Your Free Pride Weekend Pass!

header_image Free New York Pride Passes(NEW YORK) – In celebration of Pride Month, party producer Jake Resnicow is launching ‘Pride With A Purpose’. He is calling for the LGBTQ community to volunteer at least eight hours of their time this month for a charitable LGBTQ cause. In exchange, he will give a free weekend pass to his Pride events in New York City, including the Matinée Main Event, a $600 value.

“The Pulse Nightclub shooting was a wake-up call,” he says. “It challenged us to consider how we can help make this world a safer place for the community.”

“It’s important that our guests understand that we have a history of being discriminated against and repressed. Violence against the LGBTQ community is on the rise. The ‘Pride With A Purpose’ program is about empowering people to do more, to donate their time and resources.”

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Those interested in participating in ‘Pride With A Purpose’ may volunteer for any LGBTQ charity, including the Ali Forney Center, the world’s largest agency that supports homeless LGBTQ youth. They serve over 150,000 meals annually, providing youth with three nutritious meals per day.

Another worthy cause is The Trevor Project, an organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ teens and young adults.

Once a volunteer has completed their eight hours, they may email documented proof to charity@matineenyc.com. They can then choose between the Ultra VIP Weekend Pass (includes admittance to Matinée, M.E.A.T., and Luvboat parties) or the Millennial Pass (includes admittance to Penthaus, U-Nite and Luvboat par- ties).

“My hope is that the initial eight hours impacts participants in such a way that they are motivated to continue volunteering,” says Resnicow.

Jake Resnicow is the leading nightlife producer behind a series of monthly mega-events in New York City, including M.E.A.T., U-NITE and VERS. In 2010, he brought the international Matinée party to the USA with events in New York, Miami, Vegas, Los Angeles and San Diego.

This year, he has made a name for himself as a party-giving philanthropist. As the producer behind the annual TrevorLive After-Party, a fundraiser for the Ali Forney Center and the It Gets Better Project, Resnicow has helped raise over $2 million for charitable causes. Most recently, he was tapped to produce the Official After-Party spectacle at Life Ball — Europe’s Grandest Philanthropic Event for HIV/AIDS.

“We can make a living by what we receive, but we make a life by what we give, “ he says.

The Pentaus rooftop party takes place Friday, June 23 11pm – 4am at Copa (268 W 47th St, NYC); Matinee Main Event is Friday, June 23 11:30 pm – 6 am at Stage 48 (605 W 48th St, NYC); U-Nite takes place Saturday, June 24 11 pm – 6 am at Stage 48 (605 W 48th St, NYC); M.E.A.T takes place Saturday, June 24 11:30 pm – 6:30 am at King (237 W 42nd St, NYC); and Luvboat takes place Sun- day, June 25 6 pm – 11 pm at Hornblower (Pier 40, NYC).

For more information, visit the ‘Pride With A Purpose’ website.

Cazwell Sports ‘Loose Wrists’ and Lacey Shorts

Cazwell Sports 'Loose Wrists' and Lacey Shorts

Cazwell Sports ‘Loose Wrists’ and Lacey Shorts

(NEW YORK) – Cazwell’s latest jam, “Loose Wrists,” is old-school hip-hop with a beat that is purposely simple and bass driven and a message that is crystal clear: he aims to make America Femme again.

“It’s about time we all embrace femme,” says Cazwell.  “Whether we are gay or straight when men get in touch with their feminine sides, it gives a real sense of empowerment.”

It’s especially important now, he feels, because “we have a President that wants to take us off of the census and a Vice President that believes shock therapy will cure gayness.  At the end of last year, I vowed to be as gay as possible with my music and videos. We have to be more visible than ever and I hope I inspire that.”

Along with the track, Cazwell has released a music video for “Loose Wrists” that stirred a social media frenzy last week when he posted the above photo to his Instagram.  The photo features Cazwell and his male dancers in pastel-colored lace shorts by designer Hoza Rodriguez of Hologram City.

Loose Wrists (Official Music Video) (Official Video) by Cazwell on VEVO.

“I was surprised by the reaction because the outfits are way more conservative than the shirtless guys in Speedo’s and jockstraps I typically have in my videos.”

Teen Vogue, Maxim and Allure Magazines all wrote features about Cazwell’s Lacey Shorts for Men.  He says he intends to wear them out in public, too.

“Hell yeah, I’m going to wear them all summer! You’ll probably find me at the corner deli at four in the morning wearing a pair with a matching speedo underneath. “

He won’t be the only one either.  Cazwell says, “Hoza has even been contacted by girls wanting to buy the shorts for their boyfriends.  I’m not surprised. I could see Pharrell sporting lace on The Voice.”

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The shorts were originally planned to be jogging suits.  “I wanted five pastel velour jogging suits for the video but we couldn’t get them to look the way we wanted,” explains Cazwell. “I was really stressed out about it so I took a nap and when I woke up, I called Hoza up and said, ‘Lace. Let’s just use lace and have the guys in white briefs.’”

It turns out lace is much easier to work with than velour.  Hoza was able to whip up the outfits quickly.

Cazwell’s career started in downtown New York with songs like ‘Ice Cream Truck,’  ‘No Selfie Control’ and ‘Rice & Beans’.  Cazwell has amassed more than 10 million views on Youtube and over 1 million digital streams and downloads.

His last full-length album, Hard 2 B Fresh, was released in 2015 on the Brooklyn indie label, Peace Bisquit.  “Loose Wrists” is the first single off Cazwell’s new music label, Snow Cone.

Lacey Shorts aren’t his first foray in fashion, either. Last year Cazwell debuted his ‘Ice Cream Truck’ underwear with design collaborator Geoffrey Mac.  The collection sold out entirely in its first month.

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For more information, visit Cazwell’s website and PeaceBisquit.com.

Equinox Gym Celebrates Pride Month With Short Film

Equinox Celebrates Pride Month With Short Film

Equinox Celebrates Pride Month With Short Film Adding 26 Letters To LGBTQ+

It’s Pride around the U.S. and many national companies are sharing their LOVE for the LGBTQ+ communities

(NEW YORK) In celebration of Pride month, Equinox gym has released a new short film, “LGBTQAlphabet: Six Letters Will Never Be Enough,” that expands the definition of LGBTQ into a full alphabet with 26 distinct opportunities to proudly communicate who you are and how you love.

Equinox has been a long-time supporter of the LGBTQ community and Pride around the world, but this year they wanted to make an even more powerful contribution.  They worked with NYC’s LGBT Community Center to produce the short film. Take a peak at the video above.

Interlaced into it are voices from members of The Center, who express how they identify themselves in the queer community and as citizens in the world. 26 words, from Ally to Ze | Zir are brought to life in authentic, brave and meaningful ways.

The video is a continuation of Equinox’s “Commit to Something” narrative and further explores the theme of identity specifically reflecting the diversity of the LGBTQ community.

Pop Sensation, Men’s Health Model Wiltay Release’s ‘Fly High’ Single!

Pop Sensation, Men's Health Model Wiltay Release's 'Fly High' Single!

International Pop Sensation & Men’s Health Cover Model Wiltay Release’s ‘Fly High’ Single!

(NEW YORK) International pop sensation Wiltay lands the cover of Men’s Health proving he’s the ‘Beast From The East.’ The cover model / singer from Singapore is proving that he is just as good to listen to as he is to look at. Wilty’s new urban pop track, ‘Fly High,’ available now, is urging fans to let go of their pasts and embrace the present moment.

“I get so caught up thinking about old memories, I often miss out on what’s in front of me,” he admits to About Magazine.   “These days, I’m making a conscious effort to focus only on all the beautiful things in the present moment.”

‘Fly High’ is the follow-up to Wiltay’s recent urban hit, ‘What Are We Waiting For.’  It continues the young singer’s exploration into love and relationships, but in an even more mature, sensible way.  It’s a reflection of his past two years living in the states and experiencing the highs and lows of love first-hand.

The greatest lesson I have learned is that expecting love from someone who does not love you back is like watering a dead tree. No matter how much water you put in it, it’ll never grow.

Wiltay had his first US hit in 2014 with his WTF album. The Hollywood F.A.M.E Awards named it Best Pop Album Of The Year.  It also received a Best Album nomination from  Los Angeles Music Awards.

Last year,  following the advice of American Idol’s Randy Jackson, Wil took his music in a more dance direction, releasing grown-up, salacious and passionate tracks that attacked infatuation from a male perspective.  “It makes sense because I’m big on romance,” he says with a smirk.

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Wiltay’s “Fly High” is available on iTunes.  For more information, visit his website or follow him on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.