Tuesday, June 28, 2011

ATL White Party

The White Party - 10th Anniversary Edition

Sunday the 26th was the 10th anniversary of the Annual White Party by 5Friends4Life in Atlanta. With the VIP reception going from 5-7 you were able to mix, mingle, sip and see with some of everyone in the Atlanta social scene, with a reason. Each year The White Party benefits a charity in the Atlanta area, this year was no different just bigger and better! 

If you were not there for the VIP the general admission started at 7, and a new party started lasting until midnight, opening up another section to the already huge venue the event was held at this year. 200 Peachtree made it hard to believe that there were over 2,000 people in attendance. With two different DJ's, VIP lounge, and Sponsor suites you didn't know who you were going to bump into next. 

Everyone always comes to party, but the 10th Annisersary was made to feel a little more special than just another Atlanta party! R&B performance by Kyron Leslie, live bands, flash mob performances, female Impersonator performance, and models that left you in a zone…it was a party you would have wanted to be at! 

If you missed out on The White Party don't worry you can still make up for it at the Annual Black Party which will be held in November, more details to follow @ 5Friends4Life.com

Guest blogging for Andre....Vance G (@VG113)

1 on 1 with Darian Aaron (Video Interview)

Last month I was able to sit down with blogger and friend Darian Aaron who last time we actually sat down he was interviewing me 3 years ago and now it was my turn to inteview him. So get into our interview where we talk about a range of subjects but the main purpose of this interview is to talk about his book that was releaesed a few weeks ago entitled "When Love Takes Over: A Celebration of SGL Couples of Color"
in this book Darian exclusively profile eighteen African- American gay couples who are in committed long term relationships. The couples detail how they met, their journey towards self-acceptance, liberation and ultimately how they fell in love and maintain their relationships. All the while defying the myth that two black men are incapable of loving each other for a lifetime. You can purchase the book online through http://www.amazon.com/

The Skinny: New Black Gay Indie Film by Patrik-Ian Polk begins shooting in NYC

THE SKINNY tells the story of five Brown University classmates who reunite one year after graduation for Gay Pride weekend in New York City. Magnus has just completed his first year of medical school and is excited to see his friends & introduce them to his new man, Ryan. Angelic Sebastian has recently returned from a year in Paris and looks forward to finally losing his virginity. Devilish trustafarian playboy Kyle is up to his old tricks, bagging as many hot bodied men as possible. Atlanta native Joey is hiding a few secrets, not including the obvious pounds he's packed on since graduating. And acid-tongued black British lesbian Langston tries to hold her own with the boys in the Big Apple. Through three action-packed days of sex, drama, secrets, lies & laughter- these five college pals discover just how much can change in one short year. And you won't believe what goes down at the Gay Pride Parade!

Below are some pics from the set of Patrik Ian Polk new film "The Skinny" which is being shot here in NYC some names of the cast members are Anthony Burrell, Jussie Smollett, Blake Young-Fountain are a 3 of the name of the 6 main characters in the movie. The movie will have appearances by Love b. Scott, Darryl Stephens, Jennia Fredrique, Wilson Cruz,Bassey Ikpe,Nathan Hale Williams just to name a few

Patrik Ian Polk's new film "The Skinny" an independent film will be making its debut this fall on the silver screen so stay tuned as we get more info I will let you know.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Remebering the life of Michael Jackson 2 yrs later

Wow its been 2 yrs since we lost the king of pop Michael Jackson indeed an icon that will be forever missed and an icon that can never be replaced. Miss and love ya Michael.

NYC becomes 6th state to allow Same-Sex Marriage

THE LGBT COMMUNITY HAS A RIGHT TO CELEBRATE. In a 33-29 vote, the bill for gay marriage's legalization was passed last night. Court Challenges are certain, but the state of New York makes it difficult for voters to repeal laws at the ballot box. According to the Huffington Post "Republican demands for stronger legal protections for religious groups that fear they will be hit with discrimination lawsuits if they refuse to allow their facilities to be used for gay weddings." Although there may be many challenges that lie ahead, the LGBT Community is making history!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Krash Weekend NYC is Here----NYC Pride Weekend

Visit http://www.krashweekendnyc.com/  to purchase advance tickets to avoid the long lines, save money, and access VIP areas!!! Passes are available all the way until Friday and are available for pick-up at the first event you attend. BUY NOW BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!!!

**Thursday June 23rd we head to Club Rebel with a special performance by up-and-coming R&B sensation "Daisha"

**Monifah, Lil Mo, and R&B/Soul Sensation, Tweet perform LIVE at The Kaos Party at Irving Plaza THIS Friday, June 24th!!!

**Saturday afternoon we enjoy some summer drinks atop the rooftop of the Eagle along side B. Scott and Karamo Brown from MTV's the Real World. Enjoy the sites as Karamo hosts the 2011 Hot Body, Hot Dancer contest.

**Saturday evening NYC returns to MARS 21 for one night Only. You do not want to miss this one.

**The weekend culminates on Sunday at the super sexy Taj Lounge, home of New York City's hottest regularly Sunday party.

Don't say you weren't warned. Purchase advance tickets to make your party weekend smooth and line-free. Either way New York City, get ready to Experience Entertainment like you never have before!

From the Staff of 21-toDrink.com

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

WHERE TRUTH LIES Trailer New Black Gay Indie Film

From the folks that bring you Drama Queenz Novo Novus Production brings you the film "Where Truth Lies" about A man on the down-low grapples with the lies he tells himself and others on the day of his anniversary. The film is directed by Dane Joseph. The film makes its debut tonite during the Harlem Homo Series Film Festival 515 Malcolm X Blvd between 135 and 136th aves in Harlem from 530-7pm at the Schomberg Center For Research in Black Center

Carlton is an attractive, educated, young black male with funny, caring friends (Brandon, Oliver, and Jamal); a beautiful, loving girlfriend (Jasmine)...and a handsome, devoted boyfriend (Terrell). These relationships rattle, however, on the day of his one year anniversary with Jasmine, when truths unspoken come to light. Carlton's ability to balance the divergent interests of these three factions is put to the test, as is the sense and sensibility of his friends and lovers.


Carlton David J. Cork

Jasmine Krystal Farris

Terrell Ano Okera

Sherry Patrice Bell

Brandon Corey Allen

Oliver Jabari Brisport

Jamal Jonathan Hooks

Guy at Gym Reggie Lochard


Executive Producer Dane Joseph

Associate Producer Troy Valjean Rucker

Directed by Dane Joseph

Director of Photography Dylan A. Marshall

Production Assistant Marti Balloveras

Casting Troy Valjean Rucker

For screenings or press info, email press [at] novonovus.com

ADTV presents "Party & Play"

The folks over at ADTV brings you another great an amazing personal episode where they talk about their expierence when it comes to "party & play". sadly this expierence is something that is a very tough thing to deal with with in this community that we live in as black gay men. I applaud Derrick L. Briggs for sheding light on this subject matter that affects this community alot. Enjoy this latest episode and please rate, share and comment as well as pass along to others thanks.

Memorial Service for Author/Blogger/Activist Taylor Siluwe 6/24/11

The Memorial Service for Author/Blogger/Activist Taylor Siluwe will take place This Friday June 24, 2011 in Jersey City, NJ at the Greenville Memorial Home 374 Danforth Ave, Jersey City,NJ 07305 from 5pm-9pm. This is a shock to the community and Taylor Siluwe will be missed greatly in this community because of such a leader and a force in the community. Rest in peace buddy.

"Far Away" (The Church Version) Inspired by Marsha Ambrosious

Many of you are familiar with Marsha Ambrosius's hit "Far Away." The song deals with homophobia and suicide within the LGBT Community. Singer, Vocal Coach, and Youtube sensation, Erik Dillard presents the hit song in a new light. "Far Away: The Church Version" is a new take on the Marsha Ambrosius song. It deals with DL Men who live double lives and how the Black Church mishandles gays. The rendition also deals with the pressure form the Black Church for a homosexual to change and the harsh anti-gay messages sent to homosexuals. The video is directed by Jason L. Bunkley. He can be found on youtube at http://www.youtube.com/bunkleytv . The movie stars Eric Dillard, Crystal Demure, and Robert Pringle. You may find Erik teaching voice lessons and singing at http://www.youtube.com/lloyd614 . Get into "Far Away: The Church Version," in the video below.

Monday, June 20, 2011


AndresFlava has teamed up with the The Dream Team and The Hot Boyz NYC to become the Official Media Sponsor of the all events and give you an ALL-ACCESS PASS to all of the events. Below is the line-up of events for the entire weekend. So plan according and get to the events early cause lines will be long and all of NYC will be in the building as well as folks visiting from all over the country.






THURSDAY JUNE 23TH  Beach Party @ South Street


10PM - 5AM





10PM - 4AM





FOR MORE INFO TEXT 917-304-6367

Sunday, June 19, 2011

RIP: Remebering Author/Activist Taylor Siluwe Dead at 45

Wow again one of the few people I looked up too in this blogsphere family was Taylor Siluwe, I never got to meet him personally but I had always been following his work and he was one of the very few bloggers in the game i would go to their blog on a daily basis and see what he had to say. Taylor Siluwe lost his battle with lung cancer which was in stage 4 and he was even hospitalized for a short bit. He was released from the hospital a few weeks ago and was doin chemotherapy from his home. My prayers go out to his family, friends, and his partner Martrel Howard. To learn more about Taylor Siluwe visit his blog SGL Cafe www.taylorsiluwe.typepad/taylor_siluwe

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Skinny: New Black Gay Indie Film by Patrik-Ian Polk

Patrik-Ian Polk, the award-winning filmmaker behind the hit LOGO television series "Noah's Arc", is now working on a brand-new project- THE SKINNY. THE SKINNY has been in development for two years, and finally filming will get under way on Monday here in NYC for the next 2 weeks. Patrik Ian Polk held auditions in NYC, LA and London to find the right mix of people who will bring to live this new indie film.
What's it About?

THE SKINNY tells the story of five Brown University classmates who reunite one year after graduation for Gay Pride weekend in New York City. Magnus has just completed his first year of medical school and is excited to see his friends & introduce them to his new man, Ryan. Angelic Sebastian has recently returned from a year in Paris and looks forward to finally losing his virginity. Devilish trustafarian playboy Kyle is up to his old tricks, bagging as many hot bodied men as possible. Atlanta native Joey is hiding a few secrets, not including the obvious pounds he's packed on since graduating. And acid-tongued black British lesbian Langston tries to hold her own with the boys in the Big Apple. Through three action-packed days of sex, drama, secrets, lies & laughter- these five college pals discover just how much can change in one short year. And you won't believe what goes down at the Gay Pride Parade!

Body language - Boneintell Offical music video

Friday, June 17, 2011

Storytellers > Ep. 89 | VH1 Storytellers: Maxwell

R/B crooner Maxwell hit up the VH1 storytellers stage last night and performed all his hits get into the video above. I love me some Maxwell his music never gets old and is always refreshing and always sets you in the mood.

Coming Soon: Stripped TV Show--- New Black Gay Series

From Left to Right- Dre Jimerson as Kobe, Aaron Quentin Kyle as Bomani, Hank Watts as Dorian, Shanice Wills as Shanice, Kenyon O'Brien as Brooklyn, Eduardo Fitzhugh as Miguel, Michael Knowles as Taylor.
Stripped is an urban based provocative and edgy drama revolving around four attractive men working as male go-go dancers in a Manhattan gay strip club who also happen to share a brownstone with a beautiful transgender female while struggling to co-exist and get ahead in life by any means necessary.
The show is Written and Directed By: Dre Jimerson and Dylan Bank- Videography: Dylan Bank
Below are a few promo shots from the upcoming show so stay tuned as a trailer and more info on the show is released.

Happy Birthday to KingNMiami our Contributing Writer to Andresflava

I want to personally take a moment to wish our Contributing Writer KingNMiami better know to you guys but to me Mr. Derek Middlebrooks A Very Happy Birthday to you buddy and thanks for being such an great addition and helping me with this blog for the last 4 yrs, its truly an honor and blessing to call you a friend. Enjoy ya day and love you.  Follow him on twitter at www.twitter.com/shortfuseguy

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Andresflava is Official Media Sponsor Krash Weekend NYC--- Pride 2011

Andresflava will have your All-Access pass to the hottest weekend of the year which is NYC Pride which is NEXT WEEK!! and we have teamed up with the good folks over at Krash Weekend NYC as an official media sponsor for NYC Pride events. Below is the line up of the events and I hope to see you guys all out and bout and show your pride. But if your not able to attend I got you and will be your eyes and ears for the weekend. Lets show what PRIDE is all about!!!

Join me for Krash Weekend during New York City's Gay Pride celebration, June 22nd-26th. X-Press Line VIP Passes are now on sale at www.KrashWeekendNYC.com

The line-up of events is amazing:



Krash Weekend Kick-Of Party @ Ocean (10pm til 4am)

SPLASH * 50 West 17th Street, NY



X-Hibition Thursday (10pm til 4am)

CLUB REBEL * 250 West 30th St, NY



KAOS (11pm til 5am)

IRVING PLAZA * 17 Irving Plaza, Union Sq. Area, NY



The Rooftop Party (12pm til 5pm)

THE EAGLE ROOFTOP * 554 West 28th St, NY

Klimax (10pm til 4am)

MARS 2112 * 1633 Broadway, NY



NYC Gay Pride Parade

The West Village Area

Sundae at Taj (8pm til 2am)

TAJ LOUNGE * 48 W21st St, NYC




PLATINUM PASS: $80, All Night Express Line Entry to 5 Events: Club Rebel, Irving Plaza, Mars 2112, The Rooftop Party, and Taj Lounge. VIP area access.


GOLD PASS: $70, Express Line Entry to 4 Events for the first 2 hours: Irving Plaza, Mars 2112, The Rooftop Party, and Taj Lounge. VIP area access.


SILVER PASS: $60, Regular Line Entry to 4 Events: Irving Plaza, Mars 2112, The Rooftop Party, and Taj Lounge.



Anacostia Web Series Cast Shake Up

Breaking News:

Drama and Mayhem has just broken out with Anacostia Season 3 on the verge of starting to film at the end of June. A local casting director here in New York, just tip me off about A MAJOR SHAKE-UP  in the cast. Several orginial cast members have been Released from their contracts moments ago. According to the casting director who represents talent here in New York, said that private casting sessions have already begun effective IMMEDIATELY. What a way to start the 3rd Season of Anacostia. I have made several calls to the production company of Anacostia and NO one has yet return my phone calls. I will keep you aware of the situation once I get more facts......hopefully this is a rumor but we will see.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tracey Edmonds to Produce Film Version of 'Invisible Life'

Just in: Earlier today producer Proteus Spann was on the Da Doo-Dirty Show with Host DJ Baker and he announced that people who are interested in being apart of the film adaptation of the movie to send your resume, A picture of yourself and bio 2 proteus@INVISIBLELIFE.ORG below is the story from The Root on Tracey Edmonds and Proteus Spann will be producing the movie.

Courtesy of the http://www.root.com/

Those of you missing the work of the late novelist E. Lynn Harris have another way to connect with him. Tracey Edmonds of Edmonds Entertainment, and Proteus Spann of Proteus E2 Productions, have structured a multipicture deal to develop the extensive library of novels by New York Times best-selling author E. Lynn Harris into feature films.

The first production in this overall creative development deal will be E. Lynn Harris' blockbuster first novel, Invisible Life, which will be jointly produced by Edmonds Entertainment and Proteus E2 with Shelia Ducksworth, Glendon Palmer and Javon Johnson as co-producers. Screenwriter Ted Witcher (Love Jones) has been brought on to adapt the novel for the big screen.

Harris passed away two years ago but had already brokered this deal before his untimely death. Shortly after closing the deal over dinner in Hollywood, Harris died from a heart attack in his hotel room. Harris authored 10 consecutive New York Times best-seller books, and Invisible Life sold more than 1 million copies and is still in print 15 years after publication. Harris' novels were wildly popular for bringing issues like "down-low" behavior to the forefront and engaging discussions about sexuality.

Edmonds says about Harris, "E. Lynn Harris entrusted Proteus and myself with his dream of seeing his books translated into film. After his tragic passing, we are even more determined to see his dream become a reality. With his first blockbuster novel, Invisible Life, we begin the journey that millions of his fans have traveled."

Spann adds, "My dear friend E. Lynn was a man with an unshakable spirit and an unbreakable passion to inspire and change lives. He entrusted with me his vision and the responsibility to produce this American coming-of-age love story accurately through the lens of sensitivity in which it was originally created. This project is a must for his millions of fans. Because if we were all honest, we would acknowledge that we all live a portion of our lives 'invisible.' "

Author Terrance Dean’s New Novel, “MOGUL,” Officially Hits Stores Today

Terrance Dean's new novel "MOGUL" Officially Hits Stores Today. A Must-Read Summer Book!This is a very good read and I throughly enjoyed reading "Mogul" which caught my attention from the very first page. I must admit that it has been an very long time since I have read an book so engaging that I could not put the book down and finished reading the book in less than 24 hrs of recieving it.  Kudos to Mr. Dean on this very compelling book and I forsee a sequel to this book because their is so much more that these characters have to share with us and hopefully their will be a sequel to the book.

Below is a synosis of the book:
After the sudden death of his father, a renowned jazz musician, Aaron "Big A.T." Tremble clings to music as an escape. Making hip hop beats becomes his life. His love for music lands him at the estate of Larry "Pop" Singleton, a retired and respected Hip Hop music mogul who sees something special in Big A.T, and h also knows the truth about his sexuality. With Pop's blessings and nurturing, Big A.T. is on the path to becoming the next great Hip Hop producer in New York. With the help of Pop and "the family," a network of secretly gay men in the Hip Hop world, Big A.T. finds success and starts his own music label.
He's signed and worked with some of the biggest Hip Hop artists in the country. One of them is Brooklyn native lyricist, "Tickman." Together they are makin g sweet music together. Tickman and Big A.T.'s relationship goes beyond producer and rapper they become secret lovers.
Nothing can stop Big A.T. All of the radio stations play his music. He has money, fame, and Jasmine, his girlfriend who doesn't know about his secret love for men. However, at the pinnacle of his career, compromising photos o f Big A.T. land on the desk of a national news program and in the hands of his girlfriend. Big A.T., for the first time is at a crossroad in his career: come out publicly with his secret or watch his music empire crumble.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Marsha Ambrosius "Late Nights & Early Mornings" music video

This is why I love Marsha Ambrosius because of her positive messages in her videos. Get into her 2nd video off of her album "Late Nights & Early Mornings" off of her album which is entitled the same thing. Great PSA on HIV/AIDS prevention. Coming off the heels of her POWERFUL video for her first single "Far Away" where the message there was talking about bullying and the homophobic hatred some folks in this world have for people of the LGBT community.

The Wedding of Brandon Dottin and Blair Haley

On Saturday June 11, 2011 in Washington DC The Wedding of Brandon Dottin and Blair Haley took place at The Community Church of Washington DC with Rev. Aaron Wade as the minister for the ceremony. This was indeed a great ceremony to see two people who love each other able to share their special day with their friends and family. Congrats to the two newly weds. Its always great to see black gay love at its best.


Saturday, June 11, 2011

New Book: "For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Still Not Enough" By Keith Boykin

New York Times bestselling author Keith Boykin has signed a contract to produce a new book, "For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Still Not Enough".
The book will be a collection of writings on "living life, confronting obstacles and believing in yourself," according to a statement on a new web site, 4coloredboys.com.

The book's title is derived from a famous 1974 choreopoem from playwright Ntozake Shange called For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf. Shange's work went on to inspire women of color for decades and last fall became the subject and title of a hugely popular Tyler Perry film.
Boykin noted that while the film was selling out movie theaters across the country, "young black gay men were literally committing suicide in the silence of their own communities." That experience motivated Boykin, an author of three published books, to collaborate with Magnus Books publisher Don Weise, who edited Boykin's last book, Beyond The Down Low.
The new book will respond to the crisis of youth development and suicide in the black community, according to Boykin, and more specifically among young gay men of color. Boykin acknowledges that some people think suicide is not an issue in the black community, but his web site cites a study published in April 2008 that found that young black men aged 13 to 24 were more likely to commit suicide than their white counterparts.
The site also mentions four young black males who committed suicide in recent years. The first, Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover, was an 11-year-old black student in Massachusetts who hanged himself after enduring months of harassment and anti-gay bullying. Another 11-year-old, Jaheem Herrera of Atlanta, took his own life after suffering constant anti-gay bullying at his Atlanta area public school.
The suicide cases were not limited to young boys. Last September, a black 19-year-old openly gay college student named Raymond Chase committed suicide by hanging himself in his dorm room. A month later, Joseph Jefferson, a 26-year-old black gay youth activist, took his own life. "I could not bear the burden of living as a gay man of color in a world grown cold and hateful towards those of us who live and love differently than the so-called 'social mainstream,'" Jefferson reportedly posted on his Facebook page the day he killed himself.
Boykin's new book comes on the heels of CNN News Anchor Don Lemon's announcement on Sunday that he is gay and is dedicating his new book, Transparent, to Tyler Clementi, a gay Rutgers University student who killed himself after a roommate secretly videotaped him with another man.
The conversation about suicide has taken on added significance in the African American community after R&B recording artist Marsha Ambrosius released a recent music video for her single, Far Away, which depicted a young black gay man who took his own life. The video has been played on BET and other networks.

Submissions for Boykin's book will be accepted from May 20 until July 20, 2011. The editors say they expect the book to include essays from "gifted writers, published authors and well known public figures," but they are also looking for college students, suicide survivors, and anyone who has faced bullying or harassment in their lives.

The book will be published in March/April 2012.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Official Noah's Arc Update: There will be NO 3rd Season;Spin-off likely

The last 24 hrs have seen alot of spculation and drama going on with Noah's Arc fans when the star of  Noah's Arc the show Darryl Stephens took to his personal facebook page to finally address the rumors and speculation of an slight possiblity that the show would indeed come back for a 3rd season on LOGO. Darryl had this to say on this past Monday; "Noah's Arc is over, y'all. There is no third season. (I've been getting lots of questions about that lately, so I figured I would address it one more time.) Go on about your business." and with this status update sparked alot of resentment from hardcore NA fans who were indeeda holding on to a little bit of hope for a 3rd season. Earlier today Darryl Stephens addressed the NA Fan Discussion Group to clarify monday's comments and said this: "Darryl never said "Fuck this group" or that he didn't "want to do the show anymore." So you know, the option of a third season hasn't been on the table since we got the word about the movie in 2007. There will never be a third season of Noah's Arc. I'm sorry if the truth upsets you or if my tone was too blunt (those of you who know me, know I don't sugar-coat shit or beat around the bush) but that's what we're working with. What IS a possibility and what this group is helping to make real is a SPIN OFF of Noah's Arc. Understand? There will be no third season. And on a side note... If you take things personally from people you don't know personally, you're bound to get your feelings hurt. I have nothing but love and respect for NA fans, which is why I went out of my way to clearly answer the constant question about the third season. No T, no shade. Now, GO ON ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS. ;)" and with this clarification finally brought closure to fans that indeed their would not be a 3rd season, but maybe a spin-off is in the works and from my understanding it would center around Noah and Wade characters played respectfully by Darryl Stephens and Jensen Atwood. And finally moment ago Director Patrik Ian Polk addressed NA Discussion Group anda had this to say "I see there's a lot of speculation flying around this page, so please allow me to set the record straight. Although it is true there will be no more "Noah's Arc" as we know it, the spin-off is still alive, script written & approved, just waiting for Logo to give it the greenlight. I'm told by the powers-that-be that the show will be up for consideration in September when all the MTV Networks execs convene to make their next round of programming decisions. So keep the faith, enjoy those reruns & dvd's...and please know that we all appreciate your support. Thanks!" So there you have it folks lets see what the folks at MTV do come September and see if indeed the spin-off is a go.