Lance Bass, Michelle Williams, Deborah Cox, Amanda Lepore, Kristine W, Ultra Nate, Chris Willis and other folks helped celebrity photographer and former A-List cast member Mike Ruiz blow out his candles this year at Industry in New York last night. Mike decided to team up with Industry, PeaceBisquit, and Meoko to turn his birthday into a fundraiser for the Ali Forney Center, which provides shelter and services for LGBT youth. GayCities/Queerty photoblogger Jeffrey James Keyes showed up just as Chris Willis took to the stage and sang “Love is Gone”, a song he collaborated on with DJ David Guetta. Later, Michelle Williams and Ultra Nate performed their new duet, “Waiting on You,” followed by a special rendition of “Happy Birthday” sung by the fabulous Deborah Cox (soon to star on Broadway as Josephine Baker). JJ got up close and personal with Mike and his friends as they came together for more than just cake.
Check out fab party pics in the following pages!
Photos by Jeffrey James Keyes