While the age of jumbo weekly gay parties in New York came to an end with the closure of iconic spots like Twilo and the Roxy, the city still offers a staggering variety of queer nightlife options, from Daniel Nardicio's raunchfests to Whitney Day's classy lesbian mixers. The arrival of XL Nightclub, Cabaret & Lounge last year ushered in a new one-stop space for reliably fun weekly dance throwdowns (albeit on a smaller scale than in the Giuliani era), including Rockit and JB Saturdays. Downtown, mixed gay parties including Scissor Sundays and Hot Rabbit offer the city's queers a chance to mingle with folks from all points on the gender and sexuality spectrums, while kinksters convene at the ever-popular Eagle. Check back here often as we add more great gay parties, and for a deeper look at the scene, be sure to check out our galleries of gay party photos.
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The Boob Tube crew—downtown darlings Shane Shane, Earl Dax, Amber Martin and Jill Pangallo—brings you this night of art, booze and dancing. The guest curators at this edition are photographer Christopher Schulz, Bust craft lady Callie Watts and filmmaker Stephen Winter.Read more
Come out and root for your favorite rent-boy at this sex-worker showdown hosted by drag icon Sherry Vine and last year's winner, Boomer Banks. This year's top (or bottom…) contender will go on to compete for the title of Mr. International at the International Escort Awards (better known as the Hookies) in March. This year's contestants are Austin Wolf, Killian James, Eli Lewis, Rocco Steele, Leo Sweetwood and David Benjamin.Read more