Tag: John Blair

Ian Reisner is at it again, John Blair reacts

[Ian Reisner, photo via Facebook]

[Ian Reisner, photo via Facebook]

Ian Resiner, who is still trying to clear up his controversial dinner with anti-gay Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz, has done it again.  This time he is quoted in the New York Magazine calling the gay community “cheap” and “entitled.”  This time his former business partner and long-time New York nightlife figure John Blair decided to sound off on Facebook about Reisner’s comments.

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Cruz event leads to call for boycott of Out Hotel, Fire Island Pines

Ted Cruz and Mati Weiderpass

Earlier this week a reception for Republican Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz was held at the home of Mati Weiderpass [pictured above] and Ian Reisner, two prominent gay hoteliers in New York City.  Now, members of the LGBT community are calling for a boycott of such gay hot spots as the Out Hotel and the Fire Island Pines.  That’s because Cruz has taken such an anti-gay stance while Weiderpass and Reisner are owners of these gay destinations.

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John Blair’s Viva battles with Brandon Voss’ XLS for Saturday gays in NYC

Viva and XLS battle for Saturday gays in NYC

On a weekend that when all eyes should have been on the Saint at Large Black Party, another gay nightlife duel was taking place in New York City as John Blair’s new Viva party premiered challenging his former partner Brandon Voss at XLS.

And let’s face it, there’s no love lost between Blair and Voss.  Who can think of a better way to settle things than a big gay dance off?

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XL Nightclub in New York plans to open new lounge in a few weeks

XL nightclub remodeling

On Thursday, we told you that Next Magazine was reporting some changes coming to New York City’s XL Nightclub involving a new entity to the space replacing the front lounge area.

We had the chance to interview XL’s new Managing Partner Brandon Voss who filled in some of the holes in that report.

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