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The best LGBT things to do in New York this week
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The best LGBT things to do in New York this week

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The drag stars of Bushwig 2018 have arrived
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The drag stars of Bushwig 2018 have arrived

On a sweltering Tuesday afternoon in July, nine of New York's most worshipped drag performers stomp onto the Myrtle/Broadway stop for Time Out's photoshoot. Naturally, they spark commentary and double takes from just about every commuter on the platform. But this sweaty stunt is rather common for the queens and kings of Bushwig, the drag music festival toasting Brooklyn's DIY, experimental queer art and party culture. 

Charlene is taking over the planet
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Charlene is taking over the planet

 If you’ve seen a drag show in Brooklyn over the last few years—at beloved dives like the Rosemont, Metropolitan or Macri Park—you’ve likely been drawn to a hard-partying powerhouse in a flimsy bikini and Timberland boots. The mononymous trans performer and activist is the living embodiment of the Brooklyn drag aesthetic: Raw, low-budget, highly self-aware. 

The best LGBT parties in NYC
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The best LGBT parties in NYC

NYC’s queer nightlife is more innovative and inclusive than ever. Whether you’re looking to gag to fabulous drag queens, chill at the city’s best gay bars, or belt out your favorite gay songs at parties, we’ve got the event for you. RECOMMENDED: Our full guide to NYC nightlife

The best New York City drag shows and events
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The best New York City drag shows and events

New York is, without question, the world capital of the drag arts. Gender-bending superstars from Bob the Drag Queen to Bianca Del Rio have honed their craft on NYC stages, and the scene shows no signs of slowing. These days, you can catch drag queens (often for free) every night of the week onstage at gay bars throughout the boroughs (and in Fire Island), and even on Broadway stages with shows like Kinky Boots serving fierce performances. 

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Be Cute Brooklyn
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Be Cute Brooklyn

We consider ourselves very lucky to be able to party with Horrorchata, Charlene and the other icons of Brooklyn drag at this low-priced monthly kiki. Count on hits from Janet Jackson and Britney Spears and outrageous performances from Bushwig's greatest hits along with DJs like Hannah Lou and Amber Valentine. Serve your look, but prepare to sweat your fake eyelashes right off. 

Otter Box
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Otter Box

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. 

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Feast your eyes on these images from RuPaul's DragCon NYC
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Feast your eyes on these images from RuPaul's DragCon NYC

The time has come—and apparently gone too soon—for NYC's drag community to hold court at Javits Center  for the first NYC edition of RuPaul's DragCon. Photographer Elyssa Goodman was at the convention to capture the extravaganza.  

The 10 hottest chorus boys of 2017
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The 10 hottest chorus boys of 2017

Here is our seventh annual roundup of 20 talented and men and women who will be heating up stages in the months ahead. 

Backstage photos from Night of the Living Drag and Madame Tussauds Halloween
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Backstage photos from Night of the Living Drag and Madame Tussauds Halloween

Calloway's Salon
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Calloway's Salon

Flame Con and Fire Ball
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Flame Con and Fire Ball

Stars on the Brooklyn drag scene
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Stars on the Brooklyn drag scene

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The cast and creator of Pose on bringing authentic trans POC stories to TV
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The cast and creator of Pose on bringing authentic trans POC stories to TV

“Live! Work! Pose!” cries Broadway mainstay Billy Porter in the opening-title sequence of Pose, evoking the magic words of the queer ballroom scene. For the cast of this FX show, which premieres on June 3, this three-word directive is a command—on and off camera—for an unprecedented assembly of gay men and trans women of color. They have been held back from opportunity in the entertainment industry for too long. Now, it’s their time to shine. 

Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells and Matt Bomer hit Broadway
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Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells and Matt Bomer hit Broadway

When The Boys in the Band opens on the Great White Way this month, it will be one hell of a celebration, marking the 50th anniversary of the Off Broadway debut with a hotly anticipated cast that comprises only openly gay actors. 

Cabaret icon Justin Vivian Bond talks gender, politics and their new shows
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Cabaret icon Justin Vivian Bond talks gender, politics and their new shows

Nightclubs close, luminaries leave and the wild nights of the past recede into memory. But so long as downtown’s definitive cabaret artist Justin Vivian Bond reigns, New York remains a bastion of beautiful ideas. 

Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears breaks out on Broadway’s Kinky Boots
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Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears breaks out on Broadway’s Kinky Boots

For a generation of fiendish fans, the Scissor Sisters were perhaps the sole bastion of blissful expression in a straight-laced age of Nickelback and Jack Bauer. At the center of the technicolor explosion stood Jake Shears, a big-eyed, boyish soprano with a penchant for stripping down to his skivvies on stage—latent from his years as an East Village go-go dancer. 

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The best New York City drag shows and events
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The best New York City drag shows and events

New York is, without question, the world capital of the drag arts. These days, you can catch drag queens every night of the week onstage at gay bars throughout the boroughs, and even on Broadway stages with shows like Kinky Boots serving fierce performances to midwestern tourists. We've rounded up the best performances to see. Go get your life! 

The best New York City drag queens
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The best New York City drag queens

You can't walk two feet in NYC without stepping on a drag queen. Whether you're down to see the experimental Bushwig scene in Bushwick, or to witness cabaret queens give Broadway songs their stamp downtown, you're bound to fall in love. Here are some of the queens who have defined NYC's drag scene, from hosting drag shows to winning RuPaul’s Drag Race.

The best gay club nights and parties in NYC
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The best gay club nights and parties in NYC

The best gay bars in NYC
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The best gay bars in NYC

The 50 best gay songs to party to
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The 50 best gay songs to party to