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Exclusive: this year's Black Party poster

The notorious party goes deep into the mineshaft for its Brooklyn debut

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Interview: Steve Grand

The singer gets set to launch his debut album, All-American Boy

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The best LGBT things to do in New York this week

Get busy with our picks for the best LGBT events this week

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Queer groups, city officials boycott St. Pat's parade

Unsurprisingly, allowing one LGBT group into the parade this year didn't do the trick

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Broadway's hottest chorus boys

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Gay & Lesbian events in NYC: Critics' picks

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Bad with Money

Bad with Money. The Duplex (Off-Off Broadway). By Ben Rimalower. Directed by Aaron Mark. With Rimalower. Running time: 1hr. No intermission. Bad with Money: In brief Vividly personal monologist Ben Rimalower follows up on his hit 2012 coming-of-gay tale, Patti Issues, with an account of the dark paths that debt has led him down. Aaron Mark directs. Bad with Money: Theater review by Jenna Scherer There’s so much confessional theater out there, it’s easy to think we’ve gone past fussing over taboos. But there remains one topic that dare not speak its name: money. Solo performer Ben Rimalower (Patti Issues) exorcises his financial demons in this one-man show, a purgative hour-long monologue in which he entertainingly (and excruciatingly) itemizes his monetary sins. Rimalower’s financial odyssey starts out innocently enough: maxing out his low-limit teenage credit card, swiping CDs from the record company where he works. But before long, it’s unreported grand larceny with his boss’s Visa and a gradual erosion of the trust of everyone around him. Rimalower is light, funny and unabashed when he talks about dark stuff such as alcoholism and his foray into prostitution; it’s his compulsive, corrosive spending habits that are the source of shame. “You’re not supposed to talk about money,” he says. “It’s tacky.” Rimalower’s choice to do just that is a brave one, and—in a time when many people suffer in silence under crushing debt or find themselves unable to live within their means—a v

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Horseplay: or, The Fickle Mistress

Retro-cabaret star Molly Pope (Found) continues her breakout in Trav S.D.'s bioplay about scandalous 19th-century performer Adah Isaacs Menken, who gained notoriety after a faux-nude appearance onstage. Elyse Singer directs for Theatre Askew; the cast includes Jan Leslie Harding and queer-theater icon Everett Quinton.

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Dandy Darkly's Pussy Panic!

Neovaudevillian, sexy-creepy ringmaster Dandy Darkly (the creation of performer Neil Arthur James) gets feministy in this evening of musical comedy partly inspired by misogyny in the gay male community. The show, presented as part of this year's Frigid Festival, includes original songs by Adam Tendler, Rachel Blumberg and Bryce Edwards. Ian Bjorklund directs.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Belasco Theatre (see Broadway). Book by John Cameron Mitchell. Music and lyrics by Stephen Trask. Directed by Michael Mayer. With Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Hall. Running time: 1hr 40mins. No intermission. Hedwig and the Angry Inch: In brief The omnitalented Neil Patrick Harris plays the titular crotch-botched German rock singer in the first Broadway production of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's genre-bending 1998 rock musical. Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) directs. Hedwig and the Angry Inch: Review by David Cote Transitioning from child star to adult gay icon, sitcom prince and social-media wizard, Neil Patrick Harris always seemed to be a cultural rock star. But in his latest reinvention, it turns out that the actor is, y’know, an actual rock star. As the imperious, spurned, fright-bewigged, sweaty glitterbomb at the heart of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Harris makes Broadway rock harder than it ever has before. It’s tough to tell who’s the vehicle here—Hedwig or Harris? Is the celebrity using John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s quintessential millennial hit to reboot an East Coast profile, or do the producers of prickly material need star wattage to sell its harsh, sticky truths about desire and damage? Let’s opt for symbiosis, one of the major obsessions of this magnificent monster: Harris and Hedwig are one. In fact, its essential drama is derived from the splitting of one being into two, per Plato’s Symposium. In the ancient Gr

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The Black Party in NYC

Polish your leather and hit the gym: It’s almost time for the Black Party, that annual celebration of all things kinky, which draws some 5,000 revelers from the city and beyond. After more than two decades at Roseland Ballroom, which closed in 2014, Black Party producer the Saint at Large was stuck with the task of finding a new NYC venue that could handle the massive bacchanal. While nothing official has been announced, the organizers have strongly hinted that the BP will going the way of so much New York nightlife: to a warehouse—possibly even one in Brooklyn. Wherever the 36-year-old party ends up, there’s little doubt the event’s devoted fans will follow. After all, it just wouldn’t be springtime in New York without it. When is the Black Party? The Black Party begins at 10 PM on Saturday, March 21, 2015, and continues until Sunday afternoon March 22. Where is the Black Party? The venue for this year's Black Party in NYC hasn’t been announced.

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Willam: The meWme Show

The only queen ever kicked off RuPaul's Drag Race also happens to be one of the funniest performers—and best singers—ever to come out of that show, and he's rightly become something of an Internet sensation, racking up millions of views with his song parodies and casually bitchy comedy.

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NYC Pride March

March begins at Fifth Ave and 36th St and proceeds south to the reviewing stand at Fifth Ave and 8th St before turning west down Christopher St to Greenwich St. Subway: A, C, E, D, F to W 4th St; D, F, N, Q, R to 34th St–Herald Sq; F to 14th St or 23rd St; L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq; 6 to Astor Pl, 23rd St, 28th St or 33rd St. While it's not really offensive to call the NYC Pride March a parade, it's also technically incorrect. The event—which first happened in 1970, marking the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall uprising—is a march for civil rights, not a celebratory parade. But that doesn't mean it isn't fun! Every year, more than a million spectators line Fifth Avenue to take in outlandish costumes, elaborate floats and eye-popping performances. Groups representing the five boroughs and beyond include everything from churches and support groups to social organizations and politicians eager to get out the gay vote.

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Rites XXXVI: The Black Party

The Black Party weekend culminates in this all-night and most-of-the-next-day celebration of debauchery. Make sure to dress the part (the code: whatever makes you feel sexy), and be prepared to have your mind blown by sexy-steamy performances and DJ sets. This will be the first Black Party since its longtime home of Roseland shut down in 2014.

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Bushwig

Bushwig's third incarnation at Secret Project Robot was supersized Most popular events this week Bushwig, an annual celebration of the gender-bending arts in north Brooklyn, unfurled at Secret Project Robot this weekend—spreading across an entire weekend for the first time. Boundary-pushing acts took the stage, showing off everything from old-school lip-synching to epic dance routines and performance art that defies description. There was even a wedding! Familiar faces in the crowd (and onstage) included RuPaul's Drag Race alum Milk, downtown veteran Linda Simpson and Wigstock founder (and our pick for NYC's No. 1 queen) Lady Bunny, who stopped by to check out the action on Sunday. In a few short years, Bushwig has cemented itself as one of the city's best queer events. Here's looking forward to what these wacky kids do next. Popular features in Things to Do The New York bucket list Here are the ten New York experiences you simply can’t miss. Cheap date ideas for fun-seeking New Yorkers Don’t fret, penny-pincher—each of these fun cheap date ideas will cost you $30 or less. Don’t be a tourist: Find in-the-know things to do in New York Tired of swamped tourist traps, huh? Check out these alternative things to do in New York. You might also like The most beautiful photos of summer in New York 2014 Our gorgeous shots include the Mermaid Parade, Governors Ball and, of course, the beach. Yeah, summer! Most popular events this week You came, you saw and goddamn it did you have

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Hey Queen!

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NYC Pride March

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The Party

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Laid Decade BK Pride

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GLAAD Awards

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Interview: Courtney Act

The Drag Race alum sounds off on reality TV and this seasons hottest trends.

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Drag video playlist

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Interview: Bridget Everett

The downtown shock singer and loose cannon is movin' on up.

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Ultimate Pride playlist

Have a Pride party any time of year with these 50 gay anthems.

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New York's best: LGBT

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The best gay nightlife and parties in New York

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NYC's best gay bars

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