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"The Gay Gospel" is the first-ever self-help book for gay 20somethings written by Justin Luke, one of New York's leading gay promoters.
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Now, what, exactly, is this thing you’re about to give your hard-earned (or parents' hard-earned) money to? It's The Gay Gospel! The first-ever self-help guide for Gay 20-Somethings! 

Exciting, right? (Yes, it is.) In this eBook I will open up my head and spill out all of the advice, learnings, observations, and random thought-farts that I have gathered from spending ten full years as a gay 20-Something, and then sorted through like recyclables for two years afterwards. 

I will keep the chapters and articles brief and to the point. Because I know you’re busy! You’ve probably responded to a few text messages and checked your Facebook at least once since you started reading this description. It’s okay, I’ve done the same while writing this description.

The Gay Gospel will cover everything from sex to dating to looking to breaking up to living your life to partying and a bunch of random, applicable stuff in-between. Plus it will all be covered with my trademark humor and energy that (I hope) you enjoy.

Some of you might be thinking: Justin Luke is a 32-year-old gay party promoter in New York City, why the heck is he writing a self-help book for gay 20-somethings? What gives him the right? (Some of you, alternatively, might be thinking “who the hell is Justin Luke?” to those of you, allow me to thank you for considering funding a self-help book written by someone you’ve never heard of.)

I will make my case quickly, and leave it to you to decide if I am qualified to tell you how to live your life.

For one, I am 32 years old. I have only just recently exited those fragile, wild, unpredictable, psychotic and chaotic years known as the 20-somethings. I’ve been through the wringer and came out on the other side as a somewhat well-rounded 30-something with a great career on a path to adulthood. I remember the piles of bull and the miles of drama I had to wade through to get here. I remember thinking I knew where my life was going, and then seeing where it went instead, and then finally coming around to realize that I will never know where my life is going or where it will end up. All of this madness was not very long ago. I can still taste it on the back of my tongue.

For two, I am the co-owner of a gay nightlife promotions company called BoiParty. We throw the largest gay dance parties in New York City, and have done so for many years. Our target audience, and the majority of our party crowds, are gay 20-somethings. 

Every night of the week I get to see you live your lives under the flashing lights and spinning disco balls. I see you meet, date, enter relationships, and burn relationships to the ground. I see boys at the top of the mountain, down in the gutter, and every where in between (trust me, you’ll spend plenty of time in all three of these sexy locations). 

Over these years I’ve been honored to have our boys take me aside from the wild dance floor to ask me questions about their lives, to come to me with their problems. I won’t call myself a guru or a counselor, but I will say that every day I live among your people, learn your newest sayings, and adapt to your quickly changing culture. I’ve been paying attention, noticing patterns, and honing the advice that I give to problems that each guy thinks is theirs alone, but is actually a shared problem among many other guys their age. 

And, for three, I have only been in the world of nightlife for five years, from age 26 to now. Before then I was in a five-year relationship and never set foot in a gay club or bar unless they were playing Broadway musicals on the television screens. I was a homebody, I was scaling the corporate ladder in advertising and PR. I was convinced I was going to get married. I didn’t even have my first drink until I turned 25. So I’ve seen both sides of the gay spectrum - the nightlife and the non-nightlife. 

And so there you have it. If these three reasons seem like a good enough pedigree to write The Gay Gospel where I will try to tackle the challenging lives of gay 20-somethings, please consider contributing. If not, forward this link on to an ex-boyfriend or a friend you never really liked. Let me ruin THEIR lives as my humblest apology to you for making you waste time reading this.

Risks and challenges

There will be little-to-no risks or challenges associated with this project, other than slight scheduling delays due to the unavailability of one of the artisans I will need to help publish this book. I have worked with the lot of them a number of times, and I am starting this Kickstarter far enough in advance that I am not really concerned about any such issue.

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