But while Pride might be the LGBTQ community's biggest weekend of the year, NYC boasts plenty of packed dance nights, innovative performances and other diverse ragers that often eclipse New York's gay bar scene. Here are a few of our favorite LGBTQ parties in the city: we know you'll leave yours in the comments. Oh, and Lil Kim performed has been known to perform, so there's always the chance for that. Westgay kicks off every Tuesday night at 10 p. Check their Facebook page for details. Bathsalts is held Monday nights at 11 p.
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The image of a shirtless, leather-clad circuit party circa the early s is the traditional image for this form of gay escapism, with DJs like Peter Rauhofer or Junior Vasquez setting the tone for the chiseled swaths of men on the dance floor with a very specific brand of pumping house. In the past decade, however, gay clubs have begun to splinter off from a somewhat antiquated sound. Eschewing big beat drums for TB basslines, techno grooves, and soulful vocals, the new queer movement is one that looks to the past while pushing its sonic boundaries further and further forward. Unique to the scene itself is a lack of a geographic center, with gay party crews from all over the country proving to be integral to its overall identity — not just those from the usual major nightlife markets. Jacob Meehan, Harry Cross and Aceboombap founded the Chicago dance party on the aim of providing a space free from inhibitions, away from the oppressive attitudes and abuse gay people are too commonly subject to in more public places. An inclination for openness is a requirement upon entry to bypass the sharp eyes of door-picker Ace — and so is removing at least half your clothing.
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In the spirit of gay rights , I bravely squeezed into my tightest pants, chapsticked my lips, and dragged my whiskey sour-drinking ass to as many self-identifying queer bars as one lightweight gay boy can. I wanted to make going out easier for you, dear queer, by ruling out the spots with watery well drinks, exorbitant cover charges, and predatory creeps. Also impressive?
Photo via: Jeffrey Sanker. It is time for a history lesson, but the topic is party Right now, there is a lot of buzz on Facebook and Twitter about these parties. All the posts and tweets made me wonder: How did all of these gay dance parties start? I called upon some "celebration historians" to bring you this brief chronicle of the gay dance party and the top ten list below.