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PHOTOS: The Men of Fire Island Rise for Ascension 2014

Ascension 2014 Credit: Wilsonmodels

Thousands of men boarded the ferry from Sayville to Fire Island after work on Friday and spent the weekend living it up for Ascension 2014, a weekend of dancing, laughter, and boat loads of gorgeous men.

DJ Grind set the scene at the Ascension Underwear Party Friday night (featuring a steamy Tagg-sponsored dark room). The boys slept in and played in the surf on Saturday during the day, then took disco naps before Ralphi Rosario lured them back to the dance floor for Saturday’s Ascension Tea Dance followed by a firework show and DJ Theresa’s set at Sip N’ Twirl.

A little rain scare Sunday morning didn’t send partygoers back to the mainland. By the time the sun came out DJ Paulo was in full swing and an expansive sea of half-naked men were celebrating on the beach.

Ascension is a project of The Fund in the Sun Foundation, established in 2006 as a not-for-profit charity dedicated to the Fire Island Pines. Proceeds from Ascension go to a number of organizations including The New York City Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community Center, Friends in Deed, Camp Heartland, The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, Live Out Loud, Friends of the Fires Island National Seashore, and The Trevor Project.

Photography by Wilsonmodels













Ascension 2014 Credit: Wilsonmodels

Ascension 2014 Credit: Wilsonmodels

Ascension 2014 Credit: Wilsonmodels

Ascension 2014 Credit: Wilsonmodels

Ascension 2014 Credit: Wilsonmodels

Credit: Wilsonmodels

On:           Aug 20, 2014
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    • Tom

      Thank you…guess I’ll go put this bag of chips away.

      Aug 20, 2014 at 10:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • trelin

      Rafferty keeps sucking it in.

      Aug 20, 2014 at 10:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • I love condoms

      Gotta love the boys of summer! Back to the gym to work on my chest and abs…

      Aug 20, 2014 at 11:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • barkomatic

      I’m glad I didn’t go. I’d feel ugly the whole time. Even the Daddies are ripped there. lol

      Aug 20, 2014 at 11:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • friscoguy

      Yikes no thanks to that and when did necklaces come back in on men?

      Aug 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Franco C.

      Queerty, a little variety in regards to body types is always welcome. The best picture is the one with the bulldog.

      Aug 20, 2014 at 12:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • friscoguy

      @Franco C.: For the most part this event only attracts the gym rat/genetically gifted/Steroid types

      Aug 20, 2014 at 1:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Blackceo

      Give me those two in the third pic down once the series of photos starts. Mocha and a caramel swirl for me please. Still gives me no desire to ever go to Fire Island tho.

      Aug 20, 2014 at 7:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bopper1

      …they look like they’re all having a great time, but is it all the same three or four guys or what?…I went to one of these things once and I felt I was surrounded by a clone army…thank god for diversity…

      Aug 21, 2014 at 2:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Derek Williams

      Great to see gay men looking so buff. When I was a young gay kid growing up, all my thoughts were based on negative stereotypes. Every day is another dream come true.

      Aug 27, 2014 at 3:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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