I’ll be honest with you I don’t necessarily think we should be proud of being gay. Should straight people be proud of being straight? It’s not like we’re curing cancer by being into dudes. Liking dick instead of pussy isn’t a great achievement — we shouldn’t be ashamed...indifferent maybe? But whatevs, Pride weekend/week/month is an excuse for us to party, and we looooove to party. This Saturday there’s only one place you should be, and that’s at the Wythe Hotel for the 3rd edition of our Pride Ball. Expect the hottest, horniest and friendliest boys in New York City and a one-hour open tequila bar. Yes God! There’s performances by House of LaBeija, House of Mugler, Jay Boogie, and a super special performance by Mikki Blanco. Guest DJ sets by Michael Magnan, Joey Labeija and UNiiQU3. Our guest hosts include Frankie Sharp, Leo Gugu and more… It’s going to be a voguing extravaganza. Plus it’s for a good cause! You better sissy that walk. See you there!
Last year we held our first pride celebration at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn. It was so much fun, and filled with so many cute people, that we when we were asked to do it again we had to say yes! This time we figured let’s be a little bolder, make it a little bigger, so we’re throwing a Ball, as in strike a pose, shantay you stay. We’ve called in the cavalry and put together a line up we’re really proud of (honestly, the decorations alone are worth the cost of entry.) Leo Gugu and Frankie Sharp are helping us host, and Juliana Huxtable, Amber Martin, Casey Spooner, Abi Benitez and Tom Jackson (that’s me, how bout that!) are DJing. There’s also performances by The House of Mugler, House of LaBeija, Tyra A. Ross and Nicki Ninja. Downstairs in the hotel’s screening room is an installation on Ballroom history and culture curated by Lee Soulja and moderated by Michael Roberson. From 7-8PM drinks are FREE, FREE, FREE, thanks to Milagro Tequila. Throw on your dancing shoes and be prepared for plenty of pageantry, prancing and pride. This only happens once a year, we’re not holding anything back!
The Food + Growing + Music event featured a performance by Bennett Konesni & Edith Gawler — an interactive installation from artist Leah Gauthier, chef-artist Anne Apparu, plus the Quinciple co-founder Kate Galassi.