There’s never a shortage of LGBT things to do in New York, whether you're looking for talks and lectures, comedy shows, or NYC's world-class gay bars and gay clubs. And the city's queer scene isn't confined to the established gayborhoods in Manhattan. Nowadays you'll find LGBT events throughout the boroughs every night of the week. With so much to choose from, there's no excuse not to get out there and have a gay old time.
The best LGBT things to do
For this extremely innovative series, the queer-art-film collective Dirty Looks screens a wide varitey of film and videos at locations around the city (plus a few virtual screenings, at online outlets like XTube and Instagram). Check the website for more details on each program.Read more
British singer Mika is garish and fearless: As a pop star, his impulsive audacity isn’t exasperating but liberating. Early singles from his recently released fourth album, No Place in Heaven, indicate that Mika will be continuing his operatic ascent. Hear him play at Central Park for free.Read more
The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art hosts the largest-ever public exhibition of work by photographer, journalist and activist Zanele Muholi. The exhibition includes 87 portraits of people from South Africa, a country that has legal protections for LGBT people but often doesn't enforce them.Read more
Leslie-Lohman presents works by artists who have wisely used social media as a showcase for their work. Pieces on view include sculptures, paintings and photographs.Read more
Get decked out in your kinkiest gear—or at least don't show up in an ironic tee and orange Pumas, hipster—for the city's biggest weekly fetish bash. Barbers will be there to help you achieve that sexy buzz-cut look, and bootblacks will keep your kicks glossy as you chug cheap beer. Acceptable attire includes leather, rubber and uniforms. Check the website for more extensive info. And don't fuck it up—the doorman's decision is final.Read more