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The best LGBT and gay Halloween events in NYC

The best Halloween is a gay Halloween—here’s how to do it right, with costume parties, cemetery tours and other events

Written by
Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner

There’s no shortage of LGBT and gay Halloween events in NYC this time of year. Rivaling NYC’s Gay Pride Parade in enthusiasm, costumes and all around queerness is the annual Village Halloween Parade down Sixth Avenue. But the LGBT Halloween fun doesn’t have to stop with NYC’s biggest parade or haunted places. Halloween parties, comedy shows, daytime raves and more celebrate the haunted season with killer LGBT events perfect for showing off your fabulous Halloween costume—after loading up on all of the candy, of course.

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Best LGBT and gay Halloween events

  • Nightlife
  • Bushwick

The weekly party for queer women and beyond will get a spooky makeover with a haunted warehouse theme, zombie vogue by the House of Olympus, a performance by Andrew Barrett Cox & the Cosmic Generation, special DJ sets and a costume contest with special prizes (including a $500 grand prize). October 29

2 Queers and a Bitch Halloween Show
  • Bars
  • Lounges
  • West Village
  • price 2 of 4

If laughing is more your beat than shrieking in horror (though who says you can’t do both), head to this humorous Halloween celebration promising both tricks and treats, stand-up comedians, sketch comedy and, of course, a costume contest. Prepare to laugh and be laughed at. October 29

  • Theater
  • Financial District
  • price 2 of 4

Lose your RHPS virginity or do the time warp yet again as Elizabeth James hosts this Halloween viewing of the cult classic. Prop bags will be for sale before the screening, and a costume content will determine whose dramatic corset is scarily best. October 30


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