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Fire Island- The Allure Of America's Greatest Gay Paradise

Wow. That's some pretty mature looking scene queens in that photo. They look like the same age as your average datalounger.

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by Anonymousreply 46June 24, 2022 1:15 PM

The allure for who, scene queens and meth heads?

by Anonymousreply 1June 23, 2022 12:58 AM

Provincetown is better.

by Anonymousreply 2June 23, 2022 12:58 AM

R2- I had a house share in Fire Island Pines from 2001 to 2005. I've been going to Provincetown since 1995- not every year of course- I definitely like Provincetown more- I always have. It's very expensive ( accommodations) nowadays.

by Anonymousreply 3June 23, 2022 1:06 AM

Are you a hairless muscle queen R3?

by Anonymousreply 4June 23, 2022 1:10 AM

R4- I'm muscular but quite hairy- not a bear because I'm not overweight.

by Anonymousreply 5June 23, 2022 1:13 AM

So you're a scene queen then?

by Anonymousreply 6June 23, 2022 1:40 AM

R6- I loath scene queens. When I went to Fire Island Pines I just did my own thing and hardly ever took my shirt off. I was never into drugs and don't drink plus I never liked GAY music or aesthetics so that made me an oddball there.

by Anonymousreply 7June 23, 2022 1:47 AM

So you've only done a little meth?

by Anonymousreply 8June 23, 2022 1:51 AM

You sound like you belonged there, just the same R7.

by Anonymousreply 9June 23, 2022 1:55 AM

R9- The reason I kept going back after my first summer there - I was hoping to meet the right people, connect with people there, make some friends there. None of that ever happened. I got so bored of the whole scene- I didn't bother going for all of the weekends in my house share my last year there - which was 2005.

Traveling was much more fun. I went to San Francisco for my first real time in 2005- I had a wonderful time .

by Anonymousreply 10June 23, 2022 2:00 AM

Josh Barro has been waxing poetically about Fire Island for years. I'm assuming he goes to all the orgies?

by Anonymousreply 11June 23, 2022 2:02 AM

So you're rich and an A-gay?

by Anonymousreply 12June 23, 2022 2:04 AM

I kind of get the theoretical appeal of FI circa 1970-90 when gays were more marginalized, though the few times I went out there I found it cliquish and pretentious. I don’t get the appeal Of a ghetto sized experience today though.

by Anonymousreply 13June 23, 2022 2:05 AM

^ugh…ghettoized not sized

by Anonymousreply 14June 23, 2022 2:06 AM

R12- I'm not and never was a SCENE QUEEN and I was never attracted to those types. I only like guys who are civilians- who don't feel the need to conform to the prevailing gay aesthetic who are uninitiated- don't have big build with tattoos and wear tank tops in the summer and drool over Beyonce

by Anonymousreply 15June 23, 2022 2:09 AM

You only like guys who are "civilians" and by your own description R15, you sound like a bit of a clone.

by Anonymousreply 16June 23, 2022 2:13 AM

R16- How do I sound like a clone? I'm hairy and I don't wax anything. I do try to keep in shape by walking seven days a week and l lift weights twice a week. I do sit ups and eat a lot of produce- I do fall off the wagon and binge on sweets and frozen pizza every so often- that's my only addiction. I'm not into unsafe sex but I have slipped a few times over the years- I'm a top. I had my doctor test me for hiv and other sti's recently and everything tested negative.

by Anonymousreply 17June 23, 2022 2:22 AM

Your wording just says A-gay.

by Anonymousreply 18June 23, 2022 2:25 AM

OP is a loser that would never be accepted here.

by Anonymousreply 19June 23, 2022 2:29 AM

That photo just screams METH.

by Anonymousreply 20June 23, 2022 2:32 AM

Is it like that island where all the boys go to in Pinocchio?

by Anonymousreply 21June 23, 2022 2:34 AM

Yes, R21 only with more drugs and lifetime STDs.

by Anonymousreply 22June 23, 2022 2:35 AM

r21 yes but with just a little more gay sex

by Anonymousreply 23June 23, 2022 2:36 AM

The older ones are the only ones who can afford it in Fire Island and Provincetown. The prices are not just pricey but out-of-control insane.

by Anonymousreply 24June 23, 2022 2:38 AM

I would love to stay at the Belvedere.

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by Anonymousreply 25June 23, 2022 2:40 AM

That whole thing never appealed to me. I don't enjoy vacations with crowds of gay men. Too much drama. Give me a quiet beach house somewhere easier to get to without the bad music and speedo crowd. It did play a big role in gay history as a safe place for creative gays and lesbians to get out of the city. So many stories about that era sound amazing. But these days? With those queens? Lord, I'd rather just hang out at a friend's pool.

by Anonymousreply 26June 23, 2022 2:42 AM

R26 amen

by Anonymousreply 27June 23, 2022 2:44 AM

R26,, I’d prefer to jerk off next to my pool, under an umbrella, while drinking a cosmopolitan. Also, my pool boy Jacque is ducking me in the ass while I’m on all fours. To each their own.

by Anonymousreply 28June 23, 2022 2:47 AM

So, what you're saying is you aren't one of them, but you could afford to be one of them if you wanted to be?

by Anonymousreply 29June 23, 2022 2:51 AM

Yeah, the pic at OP's link looks like the 9th circle of hell to me.

by Anonymousreply 30June 23, 2022 2:53 AM

You putas would be down to fuck every man in that photo.

by Anonymousreply 31June 23, 2022 3:08 AM

Not without a hazmat suit and a case of Narcan R31.

by Anonymousreply 32June 23, 2022 3:10 AM

R29- No. I NEVER aspired to be an A list or a Scene Queen type. I said earlier I always preferred Provincetown over Fire Island.

by Anonymousreply 33June 23, 2022 3:27 AM

How is one uber gay theme park better than another?

by Anonymousreply 34June 23, 2022 3:30 AM


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by Anonymousreply 35June 23, 2022 3:36 AM

This is going to make me sound really sound like a scene queen 👸- but I’ve been on several gay cruises 🚢.

DL queens will be happy about one thing- I got sea 🌊 sick 🤕 on most of them.

by Anonymousreply 36June 23, 2022 6:21 PM

It’s beautiful and a great place to meet men IRL - especially in your 30s. Glad it still exists. Like NYC, it’s always been expensive and complicated - but it’s a great place to visit.

by Anonymousreply 37June 23, 2022 6:27 PM

R17 weeeellllll smell you!

by Anonymousreply 38June 23, 2022 6:29 PM

^ I’ve just seen post R36 and realised this a Miss E Seacow thread. You are zero of the things you list at R17. We see you.

by Anonymousreply 39June 23, 2022 6:31 PM


by Anonymousreply 40June 23, 2022 6:33 PM

R7, so what da fuck took you there if you did the opposite of everything that's expected?

by Anonymousreply 41June 23, 2022 6:35 PM

Like all gay ghettos, it's only a beautiful place to visit if you're beautiful and/or have money.

by Anonymousreply 42June 23, 2022 9:02 PM

I never had anything in common with guys like this, and I never lost any sleep over it. Live and let live.,

by Anonymousreply 43June 23, 2022 9:08 PM

It's kind of like I knew the truth at 17, only gay.

by Anonymousreply 44June 23, 2022 9:11 PM

Not to switch the subject, OP. Please describe your gay cruise experience. I haven't been on one. My friends that have only went once and said never again. They say they went on a "nice" one and not some massive budget friendly one. But I'm not sure what a "nice" gay cruise is.

by Anonymousreply 45June 24, 2022 1:07 PM

R45- Just make sure you don’t have a tendency to get sea sick 🤕. There are a LOT of scene queens 👸 on these cruises 🚢 but NOT everyone is that. There are plenty of nice low key 🔑 types you can meet- like me.

by Anonymousreply 46June 24, 2022 1:15 PM
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