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You will get laid at these Pride parties

By David Goldberg

Pride in NYC offers everything: LGBT activism, spectacular costumes, hilarious queer comedy, community-building and discourse, and, of course, the chance to be slutty. It's like Halloween, but you don't have to worry about getting pneumonia from wearing just a thong in public. Here's our rundown of some of this season's sexiest fetes:

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Lez Swim
Room Mate Grace Hotel, Thursday June 22 at 6pm, $25, at the door $30
The creators of LezSkate, LezBowl and Lezzertag invite Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans-identifying women to this indoor pool party, featuring a swim-up bar, sauna and plenty of pool toys. The Grace's pool is pretty tiny, so you're likely to get intimate with your new friends. 

Red Light, Green Light Go-Go
Bronx Beer Hall, Friday June 23 at 9pm, $5
The Bronx BLAQLIST and the Bronx Beerhall present this stoplight soiree, where attendees select one of three colored bracelets to express their relationship status: red for those who are committed, yellow if things are a tad complicated and green for those flying solo—for now.

The merry lads of Britain’s beloved beats bash hit NYC for another night of joyous (and mostly shirtless) funk. Get down to endless thumping beats from DJ Ron Like Hell and the Horse Meat crew at Output, and sneak over to the Panther Room for more simmering bass sounds from Octo Octa and Butched. Within minutes, you’ll be belting your favorite Anita Ward jams with your new dance-floor soul mate.
Pier 40, Friday June 23 at 9pm, $35, at the door $40
The always-reliable weekly LGBTQ party takes over a five-deck super yacht for a debauched dance on the Hudson River. Grab a drink from the stacked bar, and move your booty to performances by performers Rica Shay and Miz Jade and DJs M.O., Illexxandra and El Conchitas. After the sail, join the rest of the fleet for a steamy secret after-party. Party begins at 9pm, Sail 10:15pm–2am, after-party 2–4am.
This official Friday Pride Week late party features a Men at Work theme that would make the Village People Proud. Show up in a top hat and little else and dance to sets from DJs Eddie Martinez and Ralphi Rosario. 
Pride Pool Party
Room Mate Grace Hotel, Saturday June 24 at 7pm, $35, at the door $40
Cool off from Pride weekend's insanity at this sexy swim in the Room Mate's darling color-changing pool. Enjoy drinks from the in-pool bar, gag as Terra Hyman gives you life in an aquatic drag show, and unwind with new friends in the sauna. It's like Fire Island, but in Midtown. 
Manhattan’s only queer hip-hop night brings DJs Adair, Roze-Royze, Mursi Layne, Lezwecan and Kev Lovr to take over the Ace Hotel’s Liberty Hall with remixes of your favorite hip-hop and dancehall songs.
Drink and dance the weekend away by the East River. DJs Whitney Day, Rosy Q, Amber Valentine and Citizen Jane bring it on the dance floor with pop and hip-hop classics, while go-go girls keep you hypnotized all night.
Baby's All Right, Saturday June 24 at 10:30pm, $10–$20
Brooklyn’s beloved trans/queer POC dance party institution celebrates four years of dirty dancing with this Baby’s All Right rager. DJs Bebe, False Witness, Mobilegirl, br0nz3_g0dd3ss, Oscar Nñ and Adam R serve a late night of deep beats and dirty funk. A ferocious set from Trans Bronx rapper Quay Dash closes the night.


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