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The best LGBT things to do in New York this week

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Robyn turned Madison Square Garden into a queer temple
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Robyn turned Madison Square Garden into a queer temple

View this post on Instagram @robynkonichiwa last night at @thegarden. Find some more photos up now on the blog: bit.ly/2NRDrfl . . . #robyn #robynkonichiwa #robynmsg #madisonsquaregarden #thegarden #msg #theworldsmostfamousarena #honey #interscoperecords #interscope #midtown #newyorkcity #nyc #livemusic #livemusicphotography #concert #concertphotography #musicphotography #gigphotography #weallwantsomeonetoshoutfor A post shared by Will Oliver (@weallwantsomeone) on Mar 9, 2019 at 1:32pm PST On Friday night, the Swedish pop visionary Robyn brought her “Honey” tour to Madison Square Garden. It was her biggest stateside show to date, and for fans who have waited since her 2010 “Body Talk” tour, a long overdue reunion. The show could have gone in any direction: Her 2018 album Honey is far more sparse and experimental than the jumbo-sized pop fantasy Body Talk. Who knew what kind of crowd Madison Square Garden would attract. But screw the cynicism: The show was a miracle, the kind of night that could only happen in New York.  Madison Square Garden was sold out, flushed with queens—hordes of us, coming out of the bathrooms, stunting on the escalators, cruising by the Chicken & Things stand. There were teens, just starting to play with their gender expression, and endless groups of women who had been dancing alone to “Show Me Love” since it came out on cassette.  The night opened with Channel Tres and (frequent Robyn collaborator) Kindness, performing on a sculptural,

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. 

Great shows featuring trans and nonbinary performers in NYC
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Great shows featuring trans and nonbinary performers in NYC

NYC would be a sadder place without the cultural contributions of its rich trans and nonbinary community. You can catch some of the city's most spectacular artists—who happen to be gender-nonconforming—at these comedy events, Broadway shows, cabaret performances, drag parties and beyond. 

The Best queer POC (person of color) parties in NYC
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The Best queer POC (person of color) parties in NYC

Josephine Baker once said: “He was my cream, and I was his coffee, and when you poured us together, it was something.” The Queer POC community has always been a vital part of LGBT culture and at these nightlife events, you can party with the crème de la crème. Along with the best gay bars and lesbian bars in NYC, these queer POC parties make up the diverse LGBTQ rainbow. 

Gay & Lesbian events in NYC: Critics’ picks

Queerball
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Queerball

Tim Dunn, gay comedy's burgeoning papa bear, welcomes LGBTQ performers from across the spectrum to his magical kingdom of funny delights. Witness musical comedy, stand-up, contortionism, improv and drag, and, if you're feeling brave, join Dunn onstage for a wild time of your own. 

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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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Robyn turned Madison Square Garden into a queer temple
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Robyn turned Madison Square Garden into a queer temple

View this post on Instagram @robynkonichiwa last night at @thegarden. Find some more photos up now on the blog: bit.ly/2NRDrfl . . . #robyn #robynkonichiwa #robynmsg #madisonsquaregarden #thegarden #msg #theworldsmostfamousarena #honey #interscoperecords #interscope #midtown #newyorkcity #nyc #livemusic #livemusicphotography #concert #concertphotography #musicphotography #gigphotography #weallwantsomeonetoshoutfor A post shared by Will Oliver (@weallwantsomeone) on Mar 9, 2019 at 1:32pm PST On Friday night, the Swedish pop visionary Robyn brought her “Honey” tour to Madison Square Garden. It was her biggest stateside show to date, and for fans who have waited since her 2010 “Body Talk” tour, a long overdue reunion. The show could have gone in any direction: Her 2018 album Honey is far more sparse and experimental than the jumbo-sized pop fantasy Body Talk. Who knew what kind of crowd Madison Square Garden would attract. But screw the cynicism: The show was a miracle, the kind of night that could only happen in New York.  Madison Square Garden was sold out, flushed with queens—hordes of us, coming out of the bathrooms, stunting on the escalators, cruising by the Chicken & Things stand. There were teens, just starting to play with their gender expression, and endless groups of women who had been dancing alone to “Show Me Love” since it came out on cassette.  The night opened with Channel Tres and (frequent Robyn collaborator) Kindness, performing on a sculptural,

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. 

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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