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The Beginner’s Guide To Fire Island Pines

How to Get There

My gaggle of gays usually go to Provincetown, the other gay mecca up in Cape Cod, so Leon and I were no strangers to trekking to the absolute ends of the earth where we as a people seem to find the most comfort. Getting to Fire Island, in comparison, was pretty easy — and nearly as shirtless as depicted in the video above. And if you get lost, simply follow the well-formed calves of your fellow ‘mos making their way to the Pines:

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The entire trip will set you back about 50 or 60 bucks, but both the LIRR and the ferry have multi-trip options if you want to make this a regular thing.

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Jun 15, 2013
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  • 8 Comments
    • muscl954
      muscl954

      Lester Brathwaite, I love your writing!

      Jun 15, 2013 at 4:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE
      MikeE

      kind of strange seeing that Quebec flag in the last picture.

      Jun 15, 2013 at 4:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • knoxxy2008
      knoxxy2008

      Cool pictures.

      Jun 15, 2013 at 5:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joetx
      Joetx

      Hey Lester, as a BGM, how would you describe the level of racial diversity in Fire Island?

      Jun 16, 2013 at 4:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lester Brathwaite
      Lester Brathwaite · Queerty Editor

      @Joetx: Not gonna lie to ya, it’s not super diverse, but there was a nice (and surprising) mix of people over all.

      Jun 17, 2013 at 6:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lester Brathwaite
      Lester Brathwaite · Queerty Editor

      @muscl954: Thanks!

      Jun 17, 2013 at 6:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bobbyo2
      bobbyo2

      Thank you for a wonderful guide. I am a 64 years young African-American male whose first visit to Fire Island was last Summer, at the invitation of a friend who, has a house there. The experience for me was exciting, anxious, and terrifying knowing I didn’t fit the stereotype of the average island goer.
      There is not much diversity there and I would not be able to hide there. I am an artist and the island is a tremendous source of inspiration along with peace and quiet. The fun starts on the ferry from Sayville.
      It’s certainly worth the trip, go, play, relax and enjoy.
      Have a great Summer!!!

      Jun 17, 2013 at 8:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joetx
      Joetx

      @Lester Brathwaite: Thanks, Lester, as well as bobbyo2, for the input re: racial diversity (or rather, the lack thereof) in Fire Island. Although I was expecting that, it’s disappointing nevertheless.

      Jun 18, 2013 at 12:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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