Category Archives: NYC

Dark Matter: The Black Party

Strange Live Acts • Dress: Heavy

This year the Black Party returns to Manhattan on Saturday, April 1, 2017 theme of “Dark Matter” imagines a world where queer refugees looking to escape Earth seek a space colony in a galaxy far away.

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G Lounge in Chelsea will close at end of the year

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Source: G Lounge Facebook page

Yesterday Kennethinthe212 blog posted that the popular gay bar G Lounge in Chelsea will be closing at the end of this year. I have some fun memories navigating my way around the bar and was sorry to hear that the popular bar would be closing.  Kenneth writes:

I just confirmed this with G Lounge, a gay-bar staple in Chelsea for 20 years. I first heard rumblings about G closing in early 2014, but then was told I was wrong in 2015. Sadly, I wasn’t. The bar — which signed a confident 20-year lease when it opened in 1996 — seemed to remain vibrant as Splash, Rawhide, The Break, Champs, View Bar and others faded away. Sad to hear a place that played such a big role in my life is coming to an end, even if it had ended in my actual life many years ago.

Read this funny conversation Kenneth’s friend had via text when he learned of G Lounge’s imminent closing. I think we can all agree with his friends sentiments.

Kenneth’s friend’s funny response to G Lounge closing

Weekend in NYC

BosGuy, New York CitySergio and I just returned from spending a weekend in New York City. We had a great time seeing friends, paying respect to others (at the 9/11 Memorial) and strolling around some of my favorite neighborhoods in Manhattan.

The photo above is of me at the Lehmann Maupin Gallery which is located on West 22nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenue just under the High Line Park. The exhibit featured the Brazilian street artists and twin brothers known as Osgemeos (The Geminis). Bostonians may remember them from their amazing temporary public art display in Dewey Square in 2012, which was 7-stories tall by nearly 80 feet wide. Below are photos from our time wandering around.

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The 1970s: The Blossoming of a Queer Enlightenment

Earlier this month the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art opened their latest exhibit, The 1970s: The Blossoming of a Queer Enlightenment.

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Davies Diana Davies, Demonstration at City Hall, 1973/2013, Digital print. Gift of Alexis Heller, ©NYPL. Collection of LeslieLohman Museum

If you have plans to visit New York City in the coming weeks or months you may want to stop by the museum at 26 Wooster Street in New York City to check out the exhibit, which opened on April 8th and runs through June 26th.

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Milk Harvey Milk, San Francisco Gay Parade, 1974/2009, Archival inkjet print, 8 x 10 in. © The Estate of Harvey Milk. Collection of Leslie-Lohman Museum.

The exhibit explores the vibrant and liberating decade between the Stonewall Riots from 1969 through 1980, just before we heard the first rumblings of the AIDS crisis.  The exhibition features over 115 works, including photographs, drawings and paintings made during this significant period in LGBTQ history.
The exhibit explores themes of political activism, body/self, fashion/style, and sexual freedom/expression.

High Line Nudes by Kevin McDermott is now available for pre-order

photography, NYC, New York CityKevin McDermott is an accomplished photographer who first came to my attention in 2014 when his book, Virgin Island, with Detroit-based model, Todd Sanfield, was released. McDermott is getting attention again for a new book that is available for pre-order called High Line Nudes.

The forthcoming book juxtaposes the male form against impressive and iconic New York City architecture and is now available for pre-order from the publisher, Ten Avenues Press.

Pre-Order Your Copy of High Line Nudes by Kevin McDermott

Black Party NYC March 19, 2016

Black Party NYC

This year’s Black Party theme is SUBmerged

This year’s Black Party theme takes place in Brooklyn, New York starting at 10PM Saturday, March 19 and runs through Sunday afternoon, March 20, 2016. More than 4,000 are expected to come to attend this year’s Black Party to enjoy the music from the five headlining DJ’s who will be playing for 18+ hours.

Black Party advance tickets are available starting today. For more information about tickets, volunteering and other details visit

Check out Charles Busch as Cleopatra in NYC

Charles Busch as 'Cleopatra' courtesy of David Rodgers

Photo credit: David Rodgers

Next month Charles Busch, probably best known for his vintage Hollywood satires (like Psycho Beach Party and Die Mommy Die) returns to New York City to (as the Hollywood Reporter puts it), “step into the sandals of Elizabeth Taylor” in his new play Cleopatra.

The limited engagement will take place at the Theater for the New City (located at 155 First Avenue) in the East Village. Cleopatra will have 22 performances starting Friday, March 25 running through Sunday, April 17.

Tickets are $25 and currently on sale via

Purchase your Cleopatra Tickets Here