Gay clubs in New York are a thing of the past, having vanished in the 1990s when iconic spots like the Roxy and Twilo closed up shop to make room for things like high-rise condos and Sleep No More. XL at the OUT NYC is the city's only remaining big gay room, and even that stands empty several nights a week. These days, gay club nights are centered around gay bars—where you'll find world-class drag queens every night of the week—or nights in mixed spaces like Stage 48. But the demise of the megaclub hasn't diluted queer clubbing. If anything, the slacking velvet rope has resulted in a more mixed and democratic scene, from the basement discos of the Village to loft parties in Brooklyn.
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Let your creative juices flow at this biweekly LGBT drinking-and-art-creation party—now in two NYC locations. Cosplay model Castor Bollocks poses on Tuesdays in the East Village and Crystal Boy models Thursdays in Bushwick. Bring a hard board for your paper and a dry drawing medium of your choosing.Read more