Presented by Lee Soulja, Icon Michael Maasai and Icon Michael Ebony at Irving Plaza
The photo series features Love Bailey, Jodie Harsh, Christeene, Juno Dijkshoorn, Sussi, Finn Love, Azula Vineyard, Ryûq Qiddo, Rich Cole, DShock and many more
The Dauphine of Bushwick and the Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) present a drag dance party benefiting the FIAR residency at The Island Breeze. Music by DJ Princess Satori and performances by Untitled Queen, Patti Spliff, Hystee Lauder, West Dakota, Magenta, Thee Suburbia, and The Dauphine! Hosted by Chris Bogia and Gina Garan!
An Afro-Latina Queer POC party presented by Jessa Angel at the Museum of Sex
With performances by Charlene Incarnate, Christ with a Q, Chutney Spears, Kelsey Dagger, Lucy Balls and more
Celebrating Pride & GAYLETTER Issue 8 with a special performance by Harajuku — sponsored by Adidas, Threes Brewing, Material vodka & Tom of Finland Wines
E.T. Chong is bringing us another edition of Onegaishimasu which we told you about back in January 2018 — it’s “a new queer Asian-Pacific Islander party showcasing the beauty and vibrant richness of the community, and those with MELANIN all over NYC.” The party has been going strong since then. This is the 5th edition and they’ll be bringing it to a bigger venue (Tilt BK). I had a chance to chat with E.T., the organizer, he said what propelled him to create a new party was his need to find something that fulfilled him in a way that felt like a contribution to his community. “Ultimately,” he said, “I wanted to maintain culture because throughout history white institutions have always stolen from cultures that people of color have created. Ex rock-n-roll and(chuck Barry n Elvis) rap R&B. I wanted to create a space where it was a little more edgy and maintained the status quo of P.O.C.”
For this week’s installment (June 28th) they are having go-gos for the very first time. — “Black gogo girls and Asian gogo boys.” Gogo dancers: Kaitheblackangel, Sammykims, Karmenife, Henry Bae and Netty. Hosts for the night are Patrick G. Lee, Homosinner, Shaobo Han, Baby Uni, Thomas Jeon, Darething and Kale. DJs Mooncakethicc and Ylang Ylang. Expect acupuncture, a flogging corner “where you can get whipped — all done by female dominatrix…” Also, a body piercing live show by Jinjavitis & Alexanderdmm. …
Celebrating Pride & GAYLETTER Issue 8 — sponsored by Adidas, Material vodka & Tom of Finland Wines
New York is no stranger to queer nightlife, and pride week’s got it all!
Some of us LGBTQ+ identifying folks behave like it’s Pride year round. It doesn’t matter if its January or February, June or July — if you want to dance in the streets, dye your hair rainbow colors or parade around in a jockstrap, we think you should! Life is more fun when you’re uninhibited by commercial calendars or social standards. The LGBTQ+ community was born out of rather radical and therefore totally political postures. So, while yes, non-gays should get off the sidewalk when we are walking behind them in June, please carry that confidence with you throughout the rest of the year too. We’re here, we’re queer, and honey, trust and believe there are many parties to go to this week.
New York City is no stranger to queer nightlife. New parties pop-up all of the time; some die, some don’t. For 2018 we combed every platform imaginable to find some of the most fierce things to do in the city to help you feel prideful and ultra-gay.
Pride in NYC has something for everyone. Brooklyn and Manhattan, Downtown to Midtown, GAYLETTER’s pride guide features everything.
Photography by Ben Zank for GAYLETTER Issue 8.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 20
ART: DAYBREAK – NEW AFFIRMATIONS IN QUEER PHOTOGRAPHY
Get your Pride week started by heading down to the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art to see some super queer art. DAYBREAK: New Affirmations in Queer Photography features the work of twelve young photographers of varying backgrounds and identities, all of whom are making work about being queer. …