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HC APPROVED! Fire Island Black Out 2013

By Melvin Browne

901940_154774011356900_679283141_oNeed a Weekend Getaway? The Month of August calls for some of the summers sexiest parties and events. One you will definitely not want to miss is the 11th Annual FIBO – Fire Island Black Out at Cherry Grove! FIBO is THE premier multicultural beach event for the LGBT community and hits Cheery Grove  August 9th – 11th. FIBO is DEFINITELY a HomoCouture summer destination; we pack up every summer and ferry right over to get the closest thing to sun, fun, drinks and great music in the NYC area! Below are some ADTV Media promo videos, brief details on events, travel, and lodging. For additional details head over to the FIBO Official site, follow them on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates. See You There!

Event Info: Click Here for Additional Event Information

Fire Island Black Out 2013
August 9th – 11th @ Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY
For Complete Rules and Regulations, Visit the FIBO Official Site Here.

Main Event is Saturday, August 10th
the Day Includes: The New FIBO Plaza, Beach Games, FIBO Confessions, Beach Ten Contest, Happy Hours, The VIP Pool Party and Swimwear Show, and the Bump& Dip Dance Pool Party!

***FIBO Event Admission Bracelet is Required to Enter, Click here for FIBO Bracelet Details and Packages.

Travel Info:

Cheery Grove is accessible from Sayville, NY, where a ferry service carrier FIBO Attendees to and from the Island. Sayville, NY is accessible from anywhere in New York through Amtrak, LIRR, or by Driving. For Ferry Schedules, Driving Directions, and Train Schedules Click Here!

Lodging Info:

As of Right Now, VIP ROOMS HAVE SOLD OUT, HOWEVER….

FIBO has a limited number of rooms available in the Host Hotel (Hilton Garden Inn – Ronkonkoma) for $189/night (includes taxes) based on double occupancy.  Single and triple room rates available upon request.  Two (2) nights minimum.

**Event Admission Packages will be available separately in the hotel lobby while supplies last.

Call Gai Spann at (718) 789-1242 or Tinnette Spann at (347) 789-8641 to reserve your room by Monday, July 22, 2013.  You must use Promo Code: LMP13 to take advantage of this special offer.

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HC Thirst Quencher: Robert Christopher Riley

By Melvin Browne

I don’t know where you are as you read this article, but here in NYC it has been HOT as Hell! This summer’s heat not only brings the sexy bodies out, but brings out the nastiest attitudes in people. But its OK, I got you! Here’s a bottle of smart water and this week’s thirst quencher, Brooklyn native Robert Christopher Riley.

I recently discovered him on VH1’s new hit series “Hit the Floor”. Robert plays Terrance Wall, the star player on the Devils basketball team. Robert, Terrance, whichever name you prefer, but he is fine as hell! He has this steamy sexy look but somehow still manages to appear to be a man you could take home and marry. I mean just looking at him makes me forget its 96 degrees in this hot ass humid high-rise lol! Well enjoy these pics and get into his character on VH1’s “Hit the Floor”, every Monday at 9/8c.

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Tony Enos is Muy Caliente!

By Stephfon Guidry

If you haven’t heard “Work It Out” or “Good Love” by Tony Enos you must have been closing your ears to good music. Tony Enos is one of the hottest choreographer-dancer-singer-songwriter entertainment sensations to come from Philly. Inspired by greats like Janet Jackson and considering himself the “male Diana Ross” Tony Enos will mesmerize you with his signature sound and moves. His seductive voice and banging moves he hypnotizes his fans. He is more than a hot performer; Tony Enos also cares about making change in the gay community. Tony Enos is an official spokesman of the Education Justice Coalition in Philadelphia, which is a non-profit organization that focuses on the educational and academic achievements of LGBTQ Youth.  Using his past experiences of bullying and hardships through school Tony Enos is truly showing the younger generations that “it gets better”. From tours to community outreach Tony Enos proves that you can have it all your dream and give back. Get ready for his new hit single of his upcoming album “DID IT RITE”, I trust you’ll hear it bumping through the club speakers soon! Check out some photos/videos & our Exclusive Interview with sensation Tony Enos below. Enjoy!

HC: What about your unique talent and image will revolutionize the mainstream music industry to accept an openly gay artist?

Enos: “I think perhaps my approach. At the forefront of all I do is my heart and my love. I’m not trying to pull the wool over anyone’s eyes. Whether I’m singing about my relationship with God, or sexual experiences, I give it to you straight up. I think people respect that honesty and open up to you quicker than when they can sense a fake or phony.”

HC: Have any other gay artist or international artist caught your attention?

Enos: “Yes, quite a few. I think Nhojj is amazing, Bone Intell is fabulous, and there’s an artist right here in Philly by the name of Oliver Chris. He’s awesome and I say he’s the one to watch. And of course Ricky Martin. It’s nice to know that all those years of making out with his poster weren’t in vein. LOL!”

HC: Has being involved with the Educational Just Coalition, inspired you to want to work with other organizations or maybe even create your own foundation?

Enos: “Absolutely!!! EJC has changed my life and the work I do with them is some of the most fulfilling work I’ve ever done. This past winter I produced an anti-bullying event called “GAYSTOCK” which was LGBT artists & activists against bullying and suicide (kind of like Woodstock) and there’s now such a demand for it that I’m working on turning GAYSTOCK into a non-profit organization.”

HC: While working on your 2nd album has your sound changed at all? Or the story you are telling with your music?

Enos: “hmm . . . The overall sound is definitely a more current sound. I basically got dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century by my amazing producer Phil “Insane P” Cason and my VP, Robert Francis lol. The message is still the same and I still give you all or nothing but it definitely features a different side of me than people haven’t heard in the past.”

HC: If you could do collaborate with any hot mainstream artist now who would it be and why?

Enos: “RICKY MARTIN!!!! lol, we were actually trying to get him to do a song with me on this album called “Just The Three Of Us” but given the time constraints were weren’t able to make it happen. I adore Ricky, his talent and music, and what he stands for. I’d love to see him do this kind of song as an openly gay artist. It would really shatter the glass ceiling in terms of what the industry expects of an openly gay “mainstream” entertainer/artist. Better luck on the next album I guess :)”

Aspen Urban Ski Week 2013

By Melvin Browne

A few days ago CEO of Sizzle Miami and Platinum Planning Group Inc. Dwight Powell released details about his New National Gay & Lesbian Getaway. I believe it’s time to pack away your sunscreen and shorts because this new event is tucked away in the mountain range of Aspen, Colorado. The acclaimed Premier Urban Aspen Gay & Lesbian Winter Getaway will take place during the Urban Ski Week of February 1st – 4th, 2013!

After the much success of Sizzle Miami during Memorial Day weekend, Powell and Platinum Planning Group have advanced to providing a more, “Elite”, “Upscale” and “Premium” Experience off the beach and into the Majestic Mountains of Aspen.  This new event is For America’s elite; hardworking gay & lesbian professionals that desire and demand the finer experiences that life and money have to offer!

Aspen Urban Ski Week 2013 promises a vacation experience of a lifetime. From taking on world-class slopes, partying in your pajamas, to soaking up the fun at their highly anticipated midnight splash heated pool event, outdoor adventure, divine dining, stirring nightlife, and exceptional shopping. Aspen Urban Ski Week will definitely be a weekend to remember. According to reps “If you’re looking for a non-stop, high energy, crowded party-life atmosphere, then this event probably isn’t for you. On the other hand, if you’re yearning a less-intense, laid-back, soothing, quaint, but still fun vacation getaway, then Urban Ski Week 2013 in Aspen, Colorado is just what you’ve been looking for”.

This is definitely a MUST attend event to experience with friends and significant others. Those who have already experienced the hotness of Sizzle Miami already know what to expect from Dwight Powell. For everyone else this upcoming Sizzle Miami “Apocalypse” may be your last opportunity to experience what everyone calls the “Ultimate Gay Vacation”. So book your trip ASAP!

For additional details on the Accommodations, Schedule of Events, and All-Inclusive Packages for Aspen Urban Ski Week 2013 Visit the Official Website UrbanSkiWeek.Com and Follow @UrbanSkiWeek on Twitter.

HomoCouture Announces Promotional Partnership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York, NY (HCINC) December 21st, 2011 – HomoCouture is set to be an official 2012 promotional partner with Sizzle Miami. Sizzle Miami is one of the nation’s most exciting and celebrated annual gay events during the Memorial Day Weekend.

HomoCouture & Sizzle share a common bond, which is to support, empower and influence the gay community. Sizzle brings our community together every year, for a weekend celebrating life, pride and liberty. Like HomoCouture, Sizzle supports and donates portions of their event receipts to local HIV/AIDS organizations. This year’s recipients are Empower U Inc., a local non-profit agency steadily at work in the fight against HIV/AIDS for families and communities.

This Year’s 2012 Sizzle Miami Event titled “Apocalypse” is definitely an event you do not want to miss. HomoCouture and Sizzle Invites you to be a part of the largest gay event to hit the Southeast coast. Attendees experience the pulsating nightlife and beaches of Miami from dusk till dawn. Miami is a fragrant spicy bouillabaisse to discover and savor. To paddle, sail visit museums, shop in style, rent convertibles, slip on sunglasses and be a celebrity and live life Miami-style.

To experience what the fuss is all about visit the Sizzle Miami Official Website. The website includes Hotel rates, Event packages, and transportation details. Additional Sizzle Information is also available on the HomoCouture Website under the Events Section.

SOURCE: Sizzle Miami Kit

For Information

Melvin Browne
HomoCouture New York
President|Editorial Director

Phone: 404.449.1164 Email:
Info@HomoCouture.org
Website: www.HomoCouture.com
Corporate: www.HomoCouture.org

Dwight Powell
Sizzle Miami

Phone: 305.938.9612
Email: Mail@SizzleMiami.com
Website: www.SizzleMiami.com

HC Thirst Quencher: Bret Lockett

By Melvin Browne

You might recognize this week’s HC Thirst Quencher from the scandal affair he “supposedly” had with Kim Kardashian this summer. That’s NFL’s New England Patriot Bret Lockett; He is FINE and full of scandal! Alongside his NFL Career, Bret has now branched off into modeling and is trying to launch a music career. This man is dipping his foot all up and through different pools. Bret also supports Gay Marriage in the NOH8 Campaign. I wonder if he’s dipping in our pool… However check out his hot photos and the music video to his new song

HC Thirst Quencher: Courtney Burrell

By Melvin Browne

This week’s HC Thirst Quencher is Male Model Courtney (aka LL BurreLL). His caramel body and luscious lips places him at the TOP of our Thirst Quencher list. Represented by Atlanta’s Jay Productions, Courtney has maintained a very successful career. According to his Website he has landed gigs with Sean John, LYW Clothing, Kontrol Magazine, Nissan Maxima/ESPN and Falcon Suits. Check out all the sexiness in the photos and videos below. Enjoy! @BurellisBack

HC Thirst Quencher: Devin Thomas

By Melvin Browne

This Weeks HC Thirst Quencher is NFL Giants Wide Receiver Devin Thomas. You may want to hold on to your seat because this man is extremely sexy! You may have seen him on the field, as he has played for numerous teams in his 4 year career. He started with the Washington Redskins, then was claimed off waivers by the Carolina Panthers, and is now settled with the New York Giants. You also may have seen Devin in Fantasia’s Music Video for her hit song “Bittersweet”, where Devin played her sexy love interest. Check out his steamy photos and video below. Enjoy!

HomoCouture Supports #SpiritDay

HomoCouture supports Spirit Day! Millions of Americans wear purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and to speak out against bullying. Spirit Day was started in 2010 by teenager Brittany McMillan as a response to the young people who had taken their own lives. Observed annually on October 20, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, media professionals and celebrities wear purple, which symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag. Getting involved is easy — participants are asked to simply “go purple” on October 20 as we work to create a world in which LGBT teens are celebrated and accepted for who they are. Learn more & Go purple at www.glaad.org/spiritday

HC Thirst Quencher: Stanley Etoty

By Melvin Browne

Many of you will recognize this gorgeous 6”2 BODY as the Face of this past Sizzle Miami. Ladies and Gentleman this Weeks Thirst Quencher is Male Model Stanley Etoty. And In fact he was HomoCouture’s first Promo Model! You may have also spotted him abolishing the catwalk of BET’s Rip the Runway. Stanley has worked with some the top photographers and stylists in the Industry. Has graced the covers of Krave & Swerv Magazines, and is currently the Cover Model for Lee Hayes new novel “Bad Seed”. Check out Some HOT Photos of Stanley and be sure to stay connected with him on Twitter @Etoty

 

 

 

Roger O’s Baby Turns 2! — “Finding Me: Truth” EXCLUSIVE

By Stephfon Guidry

“I love telling an original unique story. It’s not about the money it’s really the journey of creating something,” words of wisdom from director/writer, Roger S. Omeus Jr. I laughed, I cried, and then I laughed until I cried while attending Finding Me: Truth New York Premiere.  Hearing comments like, “Your first movie inspired me to move to America from Belgium,” reveals an audience member sharing out during the Q&A after watching the Finding Me: Truth. The movie brings a sense of progression in character building and growth in the human condition as the homo- hetero- and bi- sexual love, intimacy, and relationships converge in a three-part friendship that is anything but dull. Director/writer, Roger S. Omeus Jr., spoke candidly about the film in an interview saying, “It’s no longer my baby it’s your baby and it’s unique to you.”

Before the movie began, the tribute to Maurice Murrell was so heartfelt and truthful his performance in the movie brought more joy and life to his legacy. Following the love, sex and relationships of Faybian, Greg, and Amera was more than entertaining it was classic.  Roger revealed that his favorite line from the movie came from Amera, “I hope ya dick falls off and goes to rehab!”  NO SPOILERS but the movie brings the lives of the three characters to points of change and transition, each character must “Find their truth”.  Roger Omeus Jr. says, “I had to be true to these characters.”

Casting in the movie was superb, the director/writer, Roger S. Omeus Jr. gave each member of this cast direction that provided a vibrant array of talents and picture perfect artistry. Up-n-coming rapper, Bry’Nt, cast as Omar, a street smart tough hustler with an attitude and sex appeal, had this to say about his experience with the cast, “They embraced me and I fit right in” The audience felt right at home, the theater was so packed it was standing room only in the back. With so many supporters in one room the reactions were bigger the laughs kept coming and some tearful moments worked the crowd over.

Finding Me Truth is sure to be sold out in stores, as it is now available on DVD — for more info check out http://findingmetruthblog.com/ Faybian must find the truth within him to truly be himself, Greg must find the truth in-between lust and love, while Amera must realize that sometimes the truth is not something you search for but in fact something you have to patiently accept as what’s right in front of you. When asked what advice would he give to future artisans Roger detailed, “You have to be passionate about it”. It’s not easy and once you figure out your passion nurture it. Remember you need tenacity and perseverance.”

Chef LoveJones joins HomoCouture this Fall!

By Melvin Browne

HomoCouture has a new addition to the Editorial Team; His name is Chef LoveJones! He will be heading our Food and Dessert Section with tasty articles published EVERY Wednesday.  So get your kitchen clean and prepare for an exceptional adventure of fun and sensational foods.

Chef LoveJones is noted for his creative spin on vintage recipes. He has captured the attention of many notable clients with his creations of such palate pleasures as Amaretto Pound Cake, Sweet Potato Cheese Cake, Haute ‘Chok-Lit’ quad Layer Cake and a Pecan Tart that has not left any dessert connoisseur disappointed. His impressive list of Clients include notables like President Bill and Hillary Clinton, Tyra Banks, J Manuel, DJ ENVY, HOT 97, Essence Magazine, SONY Music, Victoria’s Secret and Black Enterprise. He definitely has too MANY Clients to List!

Inspired by his beloved grandfather William Samuel Jones, LoveJones mixes his own dessert repertoire with boundless personal style. Chef LoveJones is an alumnus of the Institute of Culinary Education and studied Hotel & Restaurant Management at New York University. His creations have been featured and detailed in numerous publications, Macy’s 2005  Cellar Kitchen Presentation, the December 2006 Issue of Essence, the Spring 2007 Issue of FREE, and the F/W Issue of World Bride Magazine, and that’s Just to a few.

I hope our readers are just as excited as we are about Chef LoveJones joining the HomoCouture Team. And we are excited and look forward to his tasty features starting October 4th 2011!

HC Thirst Quencher: Terrell Carter

By Melvin Browne

This week’s HC Thirst Quencher is the o-so 6”5 “CHOCOLATY” Actor/Singer Terrell Carter. Most recently Carter has been seen on FOX Networks singing competition “X Factor”, which premiered last week. Carter captured the attention of viewers and judges with his sensual deep voice. Judges also detailed that he was the “total package” and advanced him to the next level of the competition.

Terrell Carter has performed in several Tyler Perry Productions, as well as the popular movie “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” Terrell’s voice has accompanied artists such as India Arie, Faith Evans, Patti Labelle, Christina Aguilera, and Sheila E.. He has also toured with Fred Hammond, Kirk Franklin, and Yolanda Adams. Terrell has several independent albums out; “Crazy Lunatic Psycho Fool” being the most recent. His music can be purchased on TerrellMusic.com and is now available on iTunes.

Here are some very Sexy Photos of Terrell Carter and the Video Clip from his 2011 “X Factor” Audition… Enjoy!

Stay Connected with Terrell by following him on Twitter @TerrellMusic