It's Pride Month which means LGBTQ revelers from around the globe will unite for celebrations with all the queer dances, gay club nights, LGBT fund-raisers and other great LGBT things to do. And of course, there's the Pride parade on Sunday, June 26. So strap on your dancing—or walking—shoes (or anything else that needs strapping on), put on your favorite gay songs to jam to and get ready to celebrate.
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Before the glittery spectacle of the LGBT Pride March and the rest of the Gay Pride Weekend festivities, get pumped up…with a glittery spectacle! This official Gay Pride Weekend opening event started as a "gay power" demonstration with 500 protestors in Washington Square Park a month after the 1969 Stonewall riots, considered the dawn of the modern gay-rights movement. Since then the rally has jumped locations all over town, including incarnations in Central Park and East River Park.
The Met's Greek and Roman collection contain hordes of erotically-styled male sculpture, but beyond the well-chiseled rumps and prettyboy mythic heroes, how much of Hellenistic homoerotica still influences us today? Join professor Andrew Lear for this fascinating tour of the sexually liberated cultures of nations long gone.
Queer geniuses Chris Tyler and Joe Castle Baker team up for this vicious satire, in which they play wealthy, entitled, good-looking gay men trying to raise money for animal rights. After the demented show, John Early and DJ Hamm Sandwich roll out another edition of their outrageous variety night, Showgasm.
Join DapperQ editor-in-chief Anita Dolce Vita and a panel of queer and trans models, stylists, and designers as they discuss how gender is changing in fashion.