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

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  • Tom

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

  • trelin

    Rafferty keeps sucking it in.

  • I love condoms

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

  • barkomatic

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

  • friscoguy

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

  • Franco C.

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

  • friscoguy

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

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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.

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