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New York City’s best guide to gay clubs, gay bars and LGBT events throughout NYC

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

Get busy with our picks of the best parties, mixers, performances and more

Two queer New Yorkers from different generations talk Pride
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Two queer New Yorkers from different generations talk Pride

Michael Formika Jones, 50, is an envelope-pushing artist who, as drag queen Mistress Formika, rose to prominence in the alt-queer scene of the early 1990s. E.T. Chong, 30, is the producer behind the Onegaishimasu, a buzzy, of-the-moment Bushwick LGBT party that toasts queer Asian and Pacific Islander folks. On a sunny Tuesday in May, the two got together to have a lively chat about New York’s transformed gay scene.

Trans performers are finally making it to Broadway
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Trans performers are finally making it to Broadway

The last week of Pride month offers something new for the LGBTQ community to celebrate: a milestone in transgender representation on Broadway.

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. 

The NYC drag queen guide
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The NYC drag queen guide

See legendary divas at drag shows and LGBTQ nightlife events in NYC

Gay & Lesbian events in NYC: Critics’ picks

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