See photos of Rites XXXVI: The Black Party (NSFW)

After losing its Manhattan home, the long-running queer nightlife institution is reinvented in the boroughs

This year, one of the weirdest and largest annual events in queer New York went through a big change. After a quarter century at Roseland Ballroom, which closed last year, The Black Party moved to a Brooklyn warehouse, which Black Party promoters the Saint at Large christened The Mineshaft. The location may have changed, but the scene remains very much the same. All the world-class DJs and "Strange Live Acts" that defined the Manhattan Black Party were on hand to accompany the fetish blowout to the borough of Kings. Here's what we saw this year.

RECOMMENDED: Read more on the Black Party NYC

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