Gay & Lesbian events
Dig into this dope, dirty night of dancing at the Deep End every Sunday, at which you'll find a game queer crowd not ready to give up its weekend. Look out for rowdy go-go boys and unstoppable drag acts to keep the wild shenanigans going.
Once a month, Club Cumming becomes a Joel Grey and Liza Minnelli cabaret fantasia with a live band, outrageous performers and endless surprises. Leave it to hosts Frankie Sharp, Tim Young and Tyler Ashley to escort you to a queer stage paradise you never dreamed of.
When it comes to hands-in-the-air, pretension-free queer joy, DJ William Francis always gives the people what they want. The dashing discaire celebrates divas of every great era at this weekly rager, suited perfectly for Club Cumming's timeless East Village vibe.
Brooklyn's most subversive ensemble brings their outrageous brand of drag and burlesque to National Sawdust for their annual VAMP blowout. Witness gender-obliterating, hyper-inclusive comedy and stunts from the mischievous minds of Divina GranSparkle, K.James, Miss Malice, Nyx Nocturne, Pearl Harbor, Vigor Mortis, and Zoe Ziegfeld,alongside guest artists Vander Von Odd and Miscallaneous Dom Top.
Justin Zirilli brings his all-star LGBTQ stand-up showcase to the Stand Up New York. For the January edition, he's joined by Paris Sashay, Christine Meehan Berg, Ali Clayton, Justin Randall, Jaye McBride, Gianmarco Soresi, Gus Constantellis and Justin Covington.
A new age of resplendent fashion, power-posing and divine inclusivity is in full swing at this monthly dance party centered on NYC’s queer Asian-American community. (The name is, indeed, derived from the sweet drink.) Curated and hosted by a rotating lineup of artists and performers, this “slaysian” bash has quickly become one of the city’s most visually mesmerizing nights: a mishmash of satirical cosplay, self-aware drag, celeb guests galore and cinematic looks that will have you gagging. The third annual Lunar New Year party at MoMA PS1 promises a bigger spectacle than ever before.
C'Mon Everybody welcomes the queer brethren of Bed-Stuy to dance and delight at its new afternoon jam, with music by DJ Sean McMahill.
Curators Veronica Garza and Sarah Kennedy invite queer stand-ups, writers and performers to discuss the formative movies that inspired their sexual and artistic development. We expect a lot of dishing on Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman and Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid.
IFC's always-excellent queer viewing series roars back with a killer 2019 season. For the "Winter's a Drag" program, hosts Adam Baran and Lady Quesadilla invite drag queens to present their favorite films from the vault. For the February 4 edition, RuPaul's Drag Race champion and Bushwig royalty Sasha Velour introduces 1991's Vegas in Space, a batshit gender-bending space voyage about a crew of spacemen landing on the planet Clitoris. The film features a cast of San Francisco queer icons of the age, including Doris Fish, Tippi, Miss X and Ginger Quest. Then, on March 4, supreme multihyphenate Flotilla DeBarge shares Hal Ashby's prescient, provocative gentrification satire The Landlord, which stars Beau Bridges as a blue blood buying a Brooklyn slum and reconciling with his racist parents and fiery neighbors. On April 8, Bushwig legend Untitled Queen presents one of America's most beloved drag epics, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, starring Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes and John Leguizamo.
The NYCGMC goes all out for this fundraiser. Show up looking sharp for a night of bubbly cocktails, fancy dining and high-drama, romantic numbers.