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Aries - With the moon in your idea zone, it’s time to act on an idea. Take an old friend out for dinner. Take your life back and start a new workout and diet program. You are worth it, and it will make you feel so much better, physically and mentally. 3, 7, 13, 21, 48, 49 Taurus - The sun in your job zone sends you the perfect opportunity to reinvent yourself and change career directions. Great news arrives at the end of the week. Share the news with loved ones. Treat yourself! 11, 15, 16, 30, 21, 45 Gemini - The moon is in your sign, bringing the fire back in your relationship. If you’re not in a relationship, a new relationship possibility appears. Romance isn’t the only thing heating up; your finances sizzle, bringing you many opportunities to increase your bottom line. 12, 14, 16, 21, 29, 44

Cancer - The moon in your sign, giving you the courage to be persuasive with your boss and convince them that you can do a new job that just opened up. Your employer has noticed your hard work, giving you the time to go on a long-awaited trip with a loved one. 8, 16, 18, 27, 44, 50

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reflecting big changes in your life plan, including health, work and your love life. A romantic evening makes one of those dreams come true. Your job brings a unique offer; take time to consider your options. 1, 16, 17, 22, 28, 33

- With the sun heating up your romance zone, everything will sizzle. If married, a night of romance; if single, a new love appears. A VIP takes notice of your attitude. Just do your job and work together - rewards will come. 9, 17, 20, 30, 45, 50

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Libra - At a crossroads? Consult your boss he has a lot of plans for you in the future. But, you must decide what you want and make the right decision, because this will be life-changing. Be sure to consult a confidant. 10, 17, 18, 19, 31, 40

Scorpio - Throw away the rulebook! The sun in your good-luck zone urges you to tackle new adventures and take chances, at the card table and even in the romantic zone. Share your feelings with someone special. 6, 18, 21, 32, 40, 50 Sagittarius - Family matters take precedence, thanks to the sun in Pisces bringing you closer as you all go through a difficult situation. The stars shine on your love zone. Take a chance and it will end in firework completion. 5, 16, 20, 21, 36, 44 Capricorn - Saturn, your planetary ruler, sends you another chance to make your biggest dream a reality. This time, go for it and don’t look back. Your personal life has been ignored, and it is time to invest in getting back on the right track. Take a small trip, even for just a day, to reconnect. 3, 16, 17, 22, 35, 45 Aquarius

- Investment pays off when a boss approaches you with a new offer that brings financial security. A loved one supports you completely. As the summer comes to an end, a last-minute trip appears. 2, 17, 18, 19, 23, 34

Pisces - Your prudent approach to your job goals pay off in a big way. The sun in your love zone makes everything sizzle and grow in a new direction. A chance for a ticket to a popular concert comes your way with no strings attached. 7, 16, 20, 24, 33, 50


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here are those of us who will scoff at the idea of our destiny, and then there are others who simplY take the risk of doing exactly what they love to do. He may not have had an inkling of what it would be like to be a dancer or chorographer growing up in Brooklyn, but one scene in particular would change his whole world. The resurgence of the NYC underground ball culture has created many rising stars to date. The kinetic energy of ingesting this culture’s metaphysical transformations with elaborate costumes of female icons and the grandiose structure of vouging choreography was this rising star’s introduction to the world of performing arts. Captivated by this new urban subculture of artistic expression Dashaun Wesley incarnated his own style of dance that has taking him to stages Across the globe. Being a talent with more than 10 years of experience within the underground ball scene takes a tremendous amount of commitment, skill, style and grace, which is why Dashaun Wesley is a personality to watch in mainstream entertainment. Wesley’s innate talent and determination landed him on Season 4 of “America’s Best Dance Crew” with his group Vogue Evolution. Wesley’s crew sparked a rebirth of ball culture and let America see for the first time on MTV what his style and talent was all about. As America fell in love with Wesley, his career began to carry him to new heights. He has been featured in international ads for Coca Cola, has traveled to countries such as Helsinki, Finland, Hong Kong, China and others competing with the dance company, and continues

to participate in balls as a commentator. Dashaun spends his down time as a dedicated advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness and a youth facilitator. We caught up with Dashaun for an interview and wanted to hear all about his latest project in Fergie’s video, “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)” from The Great Gatsby soundtrack. What is your best memory about the underground scene that sparked your curiosity as a performer? As an openly black, gay young man, I heard so many interesting things about the west Village and “The Pier.” I took a trip down Christopher St. and I noticed a few people following a guy with a huge radio and playing music, and they were dancing so uniquely. The crowd ended up on the piers, and the crowd was still dancing and I was just amazed. After asking a few people questions, I was informed that the dance was called voguing. I returned to the West Village every day from that day just to watch and learn Which do you enjoy more as an artist: performing or teaching, and why? I think there is nothing like the ability to perform! Voguing has given me the ability to tell a story to spectators by my movement and personality, but I would have to say that I have been happy to teach others what I have seen and been taught over the years. How did you feel when you booked your first major audition? My first major audition had to be Coca Cola, which I happen to book thanks to Willi Ninja. Willi saw potential in my performance, and his ultimate goal was to take my talents to greater heights. So at the audition another voguer and I had the opportunity to audition first before other dancers, and we definitely wowed the panel. I was so excited to know that I was

appreciated for a style that can be so shunned. Willi Ninja gave me the chance to be a part of that history. What do people underestimate about dancers and their discipline? I can honestly say that people do not appreciate dancers as much as they should. Whether back-up dancing or performing in front of crowds, dancers are as important as the musical artist and one might say work harder. Vogue was always looked at as a gay dance, and people were quick to marginalize it based on shortsighted ignorance. I am just as happy to show people what vogue is made of. What have you learned on your travels across the globe about other styles and other dancers? I have learned that every style, every person and every place has history. Everyone started from somewhere, and they ended up here to either learn or teach. What I cherish most about traveling and meeting other dancers is learning their history and being surprised at how much they are interested in your style just as much as you are. What is your ultimate goal as an entertainer within the industry? My ultimate goal is to take vogue to a place where it has never been before and to keep the legacy of vogue alive. I am very interested in being a part of a sitcom or even a drama/comedic movie about vogue and ball scene, show the rivalry, the competition, the shade and importantly the family aspect. As a legend in the ballroom scene, what advice would you give to the new generation of performers? Do your research and hone your craft while creating a persona so unique that when you hit the floor the crowd goes wild. Anyone can know how to do it, but to know WHY you do it shares your experience to others.


This past month you hosted GMHC’s The Latex Ball, which had the most diverse participants hailing from Russia, Japan and Ukraine. Based your travels teaching vogue performance, why do you think international interest has spiked in recent years? I will say that YouTube and social networking has played a major part in reintroducing vogue and ballroom culture to an international audience. These platforms have given people who would have never seen vogue performance a chance to view its unadulterated roots and become fans. You have performed for many celebrities, made television appearances and recently starred as a key dancer in Fergie’s video “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)” from The Great Gatsby soundtrack. Tell us about your experience working with Fergalicious. That was actually my third time working with Fergie. She is a big fan of vogue performance and has a genuine respect for the ballroom scene and a pleasure to work with!


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Justin Luke - Gay NYC’s Wonder Boi Justin Luke is making it happen BY Michael Graye

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etween producing, promoting and executing the largest weekly gay dance parties on the East Coast (Penthaus Fridays at the Copacabana, Viva Saturdays at Stage 48 and the all-new Q Thursdays at Marquee Nightclub), writing best-selling gay literature (the Gulliver series), running a massively successful blog (Justin+6) and so much more, Justin has managed to become the envy of many gay men in Manhattan. He is a rising star, and his brand continues to grow and flourish. He is redefining how LGBT entrepreneurs can make it in today’s entertainment world with every status update, event and creative endeavor. I have tried to steal his trademark pink glasses many times, unsuccessfully. I was, however, able to steal some of his time to interview him for this magazine.

Read on to get a better look at the man behind the pink glasses. Justin, what is the origin story behind your famous pink glasses? Well, two years ago during gay pride weekend, one of my party guests took this pair of pink fake glasses with plastic lenses off of his face and put it on mine, saying, “These are yours now.” I wore them the rest of the night, and the weekend, because people said they were cute. That Sunday, at Paige Turner’s SLURP Sundays event, she told me I should continue wearing them all the time, that they would become my trademark look. I listened to her, and here I am still wearing them two years later! Paige is a smart girl! The inventor of the “Slurp” catchphrase should know! So how many times have they been stolen (envious twinks every time, I’m sure)? Oh gosh...too many to count. It’s become a sort of rite of gay NYC nightlife passage. You haven’t truly partied if you don’t have a

Facebook or Instagram photo with me where you’ve “stolen” my glasses. Funny enough, they actually WERE stolen once, for real. This twink grabbed them off my face, screamed, “I GOT THEM! I STOLE JUSTIN LUKE’S PINK GLASSES!” and ran into the club. I put out an alert on Facebook and had all my hosts search the club until I found them. I knew it! This twink was excommunicated, I’m sure. To change the subject, I read not so long ago that a pilot was being developed based on your “Gulliver Takes Manhattan” series. Exciting! What is the adaptation process like? How involved are you on the creative level? Is the main character hot?! Fingers crossed! There is a producer and screenwriter attached, and a few production companies that are interested. I am a novelist, not a TV/film writer, so I’ve put a lot of trust in my team, and gave them all the power in the world to work with the material to make something good. I read through all of the script revisions


and made suggestions, but I really am letting them run with it. And yes, the main character will be hot. In the meantime, I’m working on a new short story that should be coming out soon called Gianni. I’m also working on the novella Gulliver Takes Christmas, the novel Gulliver Takes Provincetown and an experimental short story called The Last of Us. So your brand continues to grow in unexpected ways, your new cologne (Pink Boi) being the latest example. What are some exciting new developments on that front? Well, we are still going through the sampling phase right now - the boys really like the stuff! Next up will be packaging and marketing and figuring out where to sell the fragrance. I am so excited that the gays love it as much as they do. It’s funny, they act surprised when it smells good, as if I’m mixing this stuff in my bathtub or something. It’s being made by a legit fragrance company - it better smell good! I will call Macy’s in the morning, make sure it’s on their shelves. And speaking of the gay boys, what events are you serving to them right now? I’m proud to be the co-director and head promoter of BoiParty, one of NYC’s longest- running and most successful nightlife companies, and partnered up with Alan Picus, one of the most legendary gay nightlife promoters in NYC. We are currently at the helm of NYC’s three largest weekly gay dance parties. We have Q Thursdays at Marquee, Penthaus Fridays on the rooftop of the Copacabana, and VIVA Saturdays at Stage 48. All three of the parties are absolutely

spectacular and quite unique. We bring over 4,000 gay men to our events every week, and have brought over 2 million guys out over the past 10 years. You can also get all sorts of info on our events over at www.BoiParty.com. Of the many parties you’ve organized over the years, which is your favorite, why, and which would you recommend to a firsttimer? This is like asking a parent to choose their favorite child! I’ve loved every party I’ve ever done. If I didn’t love them, I wouldn’t have done them. Alan, BoiParty and I have thrown the largest events in NYC and around the country for many years, and each was a blast, whether it was a huge weekly event, a one-off party, a booze cruise, a pool party or anything else. I would recommend that firsttimers drop me a line if they want to get into the world of BoiParty. The BoiParty staff is always there to welcome you, introduce you around, and make sure you have a great time. On to general LGBT issues: Part of the struggle that LGBT people are experiencing right now is finding a voice in mainstream media. What was the last movie you saw, did it have a gay character, and would you recommend it to someone? Man, I really should get out and see movies more often. I would actually give my highest praise to the exclusive programming that’s appearing on Netflix, especially “Orange is the New Black” (with plenty of gay representation) and “House of Cards” (which has its own intriguing homosexual undertones later in the season).

And what are your thoughts on the Sochi Games? Should LGBT athletes be concerned? I think what Russia is doing is despicable. We’ve never really been right with Russia, but what’s happening now is ridiculous. I would of course support a boycott and all sorts of activism, but I’m afraid that no matter what is done, the Olympics will happen - it’s just too big of a machine. I will remain hopeful, however. The LGBT community has made great strides in the past decades. We will not be held back. And, finally, who is on your celebrity freebie list? Oh God, I probably need to update this list desperately. Is Zac Efron still a cool name to have on the list? Country singer-superstar Hunter Hayes is high up there! Plus, basically, any legal member of One Direction and The Wanted. But if they’re not available, I’m perfectly happy with my gorgeous, amazing boyfriend of over four years, Joe. Bonus - he looks like a ginger Justin Timberlake! Gingers are so hot right now. Congrats on nabbing your very own! Justin, thank you so much for taking some time to chat. You are truly an inspiration to the community! Keep up the amazing work. Thanks! Hope to see you out at the parties. You can find details about Justin’s ongoing projects, as well as party details, at his websites:

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HELL’S KITCHEN Posh Bar & Lounge 405 W. 51st St. BOXERS HK 742 9th Ave. . The Ritz 369 W. 46th St. Therapy 348 W. 52nd St. Barrage 401 W. 47th St. 9th AVE SALOON 656 9th Ave. Industry Bar 355 W. 52nd St. Hardware Bar 697 10th Ave. Flaming Saddles 793 9th Ave. BAR-TINI ULTRA LOUNGE 642 10th Ave. Vlada 331 W. 51st St. FAIRY TALES LOUNGE 500 W. 48th St. Escuelita 301 W. 39th St. XL Nightclub 512 W. 42nd St

chelsea XES Lounge 157 W. 24th St. BOXERS NYC 37 W. 20th St. The Eagle (Closed Mon) 554 W. 28th St. Gym Bar 167 8th Ave. G Lounge 225 W. 19th St. Barracuda 275 W. 22nd St.

WEST VILLAGE Boots & Saddle 76 Christopher St. The Monster 80 Grove St. Ty’s BaR 114 Christopher St. RockBar 185 Christopher St. Piece’s 8 Christopher St. Marie’s Crisis 59 Grove St. Stonewall Inn 53 Christopher St. The Hangar 115 Christopher St. The Duplex 61 Christopher St.

Julius Bar 159 W. 10th St. Cubby Hole 281 W. 12th St

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Uncle Charlie’s (2nd Floor) 139 E. 45th St. Evolve Bar and Lounge 221 E. 58th St. . Townhouse 236 E. 58th St. ToolBox 1742 2nd Ave. Eastern Bloc 505 E. 6th St. Phoenix 447 E 13th St. The Boiler Room 86 E. 4th St The Cock 29 2nd Ave. Nowhere Bar 322 E. 14th St.

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Where to Go? QUEENS Club Evolution 76-19 Roosevelt Ave. Friend’s Tavern 78-11 Roosevelt Ave. Music Box 40-08 74th St. Hombres Lounge 85-28 37th Ave. Lucho’s Place 38-19 69th St. TRUE COLORS BAR 79-15 Roosevelt Ave. Elixir Lounge 43-03 Broadway, Astoria

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Long Island Eagle 94 N. Clinton Ave., Bay Shore, NY Nuts & Bolts 1083 Main St., Holbrook, NY Blanche 47-2 Boundary Ave., Farmingdale, NY BUNK HOUSE 620 Waverly Ave., Patchogue

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Feathers (WED-SUN) 77 Kinderkamack Rd., River Edge Paradise The Empress Hotel 101 Asbury Ave., Asbury Park DUVAL BAR & LOUNGE 9 Cedar Ave. Linden Prohibition Resorts Casino Hotel 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City Georgie’s Bar 812 5th Ave. & Memorial Dr., Asbury Park The Den (WED-SAT) 700 Hamilton St., Somerset IKON (TUES & FRI) 1979 Hwy 35 South., Sayrevile Rainbow Tuesdays @ XL Lounge 70 Jabez St., Newark


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