I'm the Co-Owner and President of New York City's largest Gay 20Something Events Production and Promotions Company, BoiParty.
I'm also a six-time published author, specializing in fiction and non-fiction for young gay men. My works of writing include the best-selling Gulliver Takes Manhattan and its sequel Gulliver Takes Five.
My brand-new self-help book for gay 20Somethings, The Gay Gospel, is now on sale in eBook and Paperback.
What do gay 20somethings know when they set foot into the real world for the first time? Basically nothing! Meeting boys. Dating guys. Going to clubs. Drinking. Drugs. Sex. Love. Respect. Being yourself. These are only a few of the many trials every gay 20something has to tackle during this exciting yet life-defining decade.
Fear not! You now have a survival guide to help you through the tumultuous 20somethings. The Gay Gospel was created just for you and is packed full of the kind of advice that you need. From how to handle your alcohol and how to hook-up, to advice on breaking up and when to move in with a guy, this book covers many of the curveballs the 20somethings will throw at you which have all been lovingly broken down by one of New York City’s leading experts on gay 20somethings.
Justin survived his 20somethings and is now tackling the 30somethings. While he tries to figure that decade out he is happy to help you blaze a trail through your twenties without burning your hands off. It’s a simple fact of life: the 20somethings are a very difficult and important decade. Picking up this book is a great first step to the rest of your life!
Club Legion was a legend — the hottest of all gay New York City hotspots. It had the sexiest bartenders, the most desirable go-go boys. It had Broadway night and drag queen Bingo. Major pop stars performed there. Anyone who was anyone showed up.
But in Manhattan, everything changes in a New York minute, and Legion’s long since lost its luster. After more than two decades, this old club is finally shuttering its doors — but not before one seriously epic goodbye party.
For one last night, Legion is packed with the city’s finest specimens — from a jaded bartender at the tail end of his glory days to the gossip maven who can’t help but delight in the farewell drama, from the club’s alcoholic sad sack owner to the heartless businessman who put it out of business in the first place.
Some came to find love. Some came to hook up. Many came to drink and dance and say goodbye to a place that somehow, at some point, changed their lives completely. These people have little in common, except they’re the last ones to ever party at Club Legion.
And for each of them, it’s going to be one hell of a night.
Gianni is gay, hot, young, and rolling in it. By day, he bares every part of his flawless physique for skeezy photographers. By night, he entertains daddies who will pay top dollar for his company — and three times as much if he stays the night. Gianni loves his life, and wouldn't have it any other way — until things change when a would-be hookup turns into something he didn't see coming. On a random night, Gianni meets Danny, a seemingly innocent Jersey boy, for a date he intends to end in his bedroom. Instead, he finds a boy who would rather get coffee than get naked. As Gianni's painful past resurfaces, he suspects that Danny might be taking him for a ride. What’s a bad boy to do?
It’s 2014 and the world is in absolute tatters, coming apart at the seams. In an effort to stave off the planet’s total annihilation, George Delta must embark on a suicide mission to get his hands on an enchanted, jealously protected object known as the Timestone. After that, the failed Olympic gymnast must do a double backflip into the past, performing a perfect landing in Mystic Falls, circa 2009 – back before everything went horribly wrong. His first mission is fitting into town, getting a job teaching at Mystic Falls High. And then he has to befriend all the town’s irregulars, including Elena Gilbert, along with the town’s oldest vampire and witch. Only then can George hope to execute a daring, spectacular plan that might possibly change the course of the future and spare the world a spectacular calamity.
In his wild and addictive follow-up to Gulliver Takes Manhattan, novelist Justin Luke Zirilli revisits a single epic night in the life of Gulliver Leverenz; this time through the eyes of six of Gully’s closest companions. There’s Marty, Gully’s ex-boyfriend, who gets a shot at a breakthrough role that could propel him straight to Broadway; hotheaded Brayden, who copes with a breakup by carving a path of blistering revenge across the city; bickering exes Servando and Rowan, for whom a subway breakdown ignites a powder keg of drama and discovery; Gully’s former best friend Todd, whose job as a gay nightlife promoter is turning out to be anything but glamorous; and go-go boy Chase, finally facing some hard truths about his life—and trying to cope with his harsh reality. Enrapturing, adventurous, and chaotic, Gulliver Takes Five gives readers an exclusive all-access pass to Gay New York for one rough, sexy—and unforgettable—night on the town.
Gulliver Takes Manhattan (first published as Gulliver Travels) is the tale of twenty-something Gulliver Leverenz, who abandons sunny L.A. for a fresh start in New York. He’s leaving behind his family, his friends—and one bastard ex-boyfriend who can’t take a hint. With no money, job, or direction, Gully gratefully accepts an invitation to crash with his former fraternity brother Todd. As luck would have it, Todd lives in Hell’s Kitchen, New York’s hottest “gayborhood,” and is a rising star in the gay nightlife scene, complete with a crew of incredibly hot friends. Not long after, Gully snags a job with a talent agent and even finds himself a new boyfriend. There’s just one catch: Gulliver knows this budding relationship could get him in a lot of trouble. And inevitably, it does just that. Gulliver’s streak of good fortune soon takes a turn for the miserable as his choices unleash an onslaught of catastrophes that leaves him in a tragic and seemingly hopeless situation beneath the skyscrapers. But Gully’s tougher than he realizes and is determined to prove, for once and for all, that he has what it takes to make it in New York. By turns exciting, sad, and hysterically funny, Gulliver Takes Manhattan is a refreshingly candid tale of one man’s quest to stake a place for himself in the greatest city in the world.