NYC Gay Pride: Seven Things You Can’t Miss

Author: , May 21st, 2016

NYC Gay Pride

We’re already super stoked about this year’s NYC Gay Pride. The world’s biggest LGBTI festival takes place next month, from 19-26 June, with this year’s theme being ‘Equality Needs You.’ Managing Director Chris Frederick says the theme ‘serves as a reminder of the continuing fight for full equality and the effect a single individual can have on their world.’

Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company, adds: ‘Whether it’s in the West Village – the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement – Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, the East Village, Williamsburg or Jackson Heights, we encourage visitors and residents to participate in the iconic and vibrant Pride events taking place throughout New York City this June and July.’

Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company, adds: ‘Whether it’s in the West Village – the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement – Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, the East Village, Williamsburg or Jackson Heights, we encourage visitors and residents to participate in the iconic and vibrant Pride events taking place throughout New York City this June and July.’

Here, we look at seven parties, events and activities not to be missed from this year’s jam-packed lineup…

1 NYC Gay Pride March

The March on 26 June begins in Murray Hill at 36th Street and Fifth Avenue and culminates at Christopher Street and Greenwich Street in the West Village. Led by grand marshals Jazz Jennings (the youngest grand marshal in NYC Gay Pride history), Subhi Nahas (co-founder of the first LGBTI magazine in Syria), and Cecilia Chung (an internationally-recognized LGBTI advocate), the NYC March is the largest pride march in the country and is expected to have more than 2 million people lining the route.

By Jamie Tabberer – Full Story at Gay Star News

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The Seven Best New Year’s Eve Parties

Author: , December 22nd, 2014

Gay Pride Flag San FranciscoWe’ve already brought you our run down of the best gay New Year’s Eve parties in the UK and the US to finish off, here are our pick of seven more of the best from around the world

1. WE Party Gods of the Olympus @ La Riviera, Madrid: Hot guys with the bodies of Grecian gods will be encouraged to strip down to their smalls as the WE New Year Festival reaches its epic climax. Featuring special guests Manuel De Diego, Danny Verde and Lucas Flamefly.

2. SCREAM @ Gibus, Paris: A 12-hour, one-stop-shop gay dance marathon in the French capital. Room one is house and progressive; room two is pop, dance and R&B; room 3 is for cruising or unwind in the VIP or outdoor terrace area. Happy clubbing.
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Fourteen Great Gay Parties in 2014

Author: , January 31st, 2014

Alaska - RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Six Premiere PartyWhistler WinterPRIDE (January 26-Feb 2)

Looking for a new Valentine? There is plenty of eye candy at Whistler WinterPRIDE. There will be an official pink takeover as gays from around the world ascend the mountain for a gay ‘ol time. DJ Buceey Bruce kicks off the week Whistler Style at the Sunday night Welcome Party at Garfinkles. Make eyes with a handsome Canuck while snowboarding on Whistler Mountain and check out his boots and spurs at the Tuesday night Cowboy & Cowgirl Party at Buffalo Billls.

Take in the sprawling views of Cougar, Whistler, Rainbow Mountains and the Soo Valley before heading to see Australian Idol sensation Courtney Act at the Mr. Gay Canada Competition at the Whistler Conference Center. The 2014 host hotel is The Aava Whistler Hotel.

Hollywood/New York RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Six Premiere Party (Feb 17 & 19)

RuPaul’s Drag Race Premiere Parties are always a blast. RuPaul plus the season six performers are scheduled to attend the premiere party along with celebrity judges, past contestants. Toast new contestants like Bianca del Rio, Laganja Estranja and Vivacious while rubbing elbows with Drag Race superstars Raven, Raja and Latrice Royale. Hollywood’s premiere party will take place on February 17 at Beacher’s Madhouse in Hollywood. The Drag Race gals will fly east after the party and storm Stage 48 for New York City’s premiere party.

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Gay Pride, Parties Attract Travelers to Delhi, India

Author: , February 6th, 2013

India Gay TravelDelhi’s rise as a “pink” destination can be attributed to the city’s increasingly liberal attitude towards homosexuality and growing numbers of gay-friendly and gay-only restaurants, hotels and pubs.

The Capital figures high on the travel itinerary of international LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) travellers. The city’s many gay-only travel operators point out that their revenues have been rising steadily – by almost 100% a year for tour operators Out Journeys and Pink Vibgyor.

Bhuvan Mehta, who launched travel company Pink Escapes last year, has already conducted several tours that combine, what he calls, “destinations and pink adventures”. Mehta’s “experiential tours” incorporate an interesting itinerary that includes an attendance at an Indian wedding and a visit to a historian’s house.

Authored By Manoj Sharma – See the Full Story at the Hindustan Times

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GayCities’s List of 14 Great Gay Events and Parties for 2013

Author: , January 29th, 2013

Whistler Winter PrideIt’s freezing out there, but the 2013 party season is just heating up. We’ve pored through our listings and found some of the most fab beach parties, ski weekends and circuit parties. Let’s live it up in 2013!

Whistler WinterPRIDE (February 3-10)

Looking for a new Valentine? There is plenty of eye candy at Whistler WinterPRIDE! There will be an official pink takeover as gays from around the world ascend up the mountain for a gay old time. Make eyes with a handsome Canuck while snowboarding on Blackcomb Mountain and check out his boots and spurs at the Tuesday night Cowboy & Cowgirl Party.

Take in the sprawling views of Cougar, Whistler, and Rainbow Mountains and the Soo Valley before heading to see RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Star winner Chad Michaels at the Mr. Gay Canada Competition at the Whistler Conference Center. The ladies will purr front and center on Friday night at Purrlesque, a night of erotic dance at the foot of Whistler Mountain. Lola Frost & April O’Peel will make sure all the ladies feel the heat and stay out late. Everyone will get together after a week or snowy fun with DJ Nick Bertossi at GayWhistler’s SnowBall 21.

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Ten Great New York Gay Pride Parties

Author: , June 15th, 2012

New York Gay Pride Parties 2012No other city in the world does Pride like New York. To make sure you can navigate your way around the Big Apple during the Big Weekend, GayCities has put together a preview of ten can’t-miss parties. Get your day planners out, boys and girls!

Next magazine is kicking off Pride with a three-hour soiree on Friday, June 21, at the Hudson Terrace. Get off work early to make it in time for the one-hour Skyy vodka open bar, which starts at 7pm.

After all the free alcohol has been slurped up, head to the LGBT Center for Pride Fur, bringing together 700 bears, otters and other woodland creatures to mingle with go-gos, get drunk on cheap beer and check out some man-stastic art, all in the Center’s garden.

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Five Great Gay Parties in Tel Aviv This Spring

Author: , March 16th, 2012

Spring is coming and it’s time to store yours coats, wear your shorts and get wild in one of Tel-Aviv’s top 5 parties!

Arisa- If you’re planning on visiting Tel-Aviv soon, make sure that ARISA party is going on. The first oriental gay party takes place once a month, generally at the Comfort 13 club, attracts gays from all-over the country and hosts a different oriental artist each party. Lately, they have started combining a colorful ceremony taken from the Israeli’s wedding culture- The Henna- which makes this night totally unforgettable.

FFF – Shirazi’s eternal line usually happens every second Friday at Haoman 17, and plays house music till the sun rises. The FFF is being named as Tel-Aviv’s best gay party almost every year – with magnificent decoration, breath-taking performances and muscular guys and it just keeps getting better. No wonder it owns the throne.

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FL: Miami Hosts Gay Parties and Events Year-Round

Author: , September 15th, 2011

Miami Beach Gay TravelGlittering, tropical Miami plays host to some spectacular parties and events every month of the year, many of them aimed squarely at LGBT travelers. Here are just a handful of reasons to book tickets soon.

Celebrate Orgullo, October 1: The first-ever Celebrate Orgullo event will take place in Lummus Park on Miami Beach. Orgullo is Spanish for Pride, and this event celebrates the diverse cultural heritage and contributions of South Florida’s LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Hispanic community.

The event, taking place from noon until 6 pm at Lummus Park, between 10th and 11th Streets Miami Beach, will feature musical performances, folkloric dance, celebrity guests, drag performers, refreshments and vendor booths representing the both the non-profit and business community. And don’t forget, Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 through October 15th.

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Gay Travel Adventures for the Fourth of July Weekend

Author: , July 1st, 2011

From sea to shining sea, here’s our list of the hottest parties to check out this Independence Day Weekend.

Gay Travel: 4th of July

7/1 – Las Vegas – MATINEE LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL: 4th of July Weekend
MATINEE LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL IS THE BIGGEST GAY DANCE FESTIVAL OF THE SUMMER AND ONE INCREDIBLE WEEKEND
12PM to 12PM
Various Locations, Las Vegas
www.matineevegas.com
Plan your trip to Las Vegas now!

7/2 – Washington, DC – Fireworks Dance Party!
Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant
8PM to 11PM
Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant
555 23rd St. South (S. Eads St.)
Arlington, VA 22202

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Guide to Gay Mardi Gras Parties Around the World

Author: , February 23rd, 2011

Bourbon Street, New Orleans - Mardi GrasMardi Gras is more than a party; it’s a state of mind, defining the cultural traditions of its host city. New Orleans is the most familiar, but LGBT celebrations across the world draw LGBT travelers.

This year’s March 4-8 New Orleans celebration will draw one of the largest LGBT crowds in the country. Carnival season in New Orleans begins on Twelfth Night (Jan. 6) and runs through the beginning of Lent. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the Day of Masking. Costumes are elaborate with sequins and feathers dominating. The French Quarter is where the more risque events take place, and the lower French Quarter is the center for gay Mardi Gras, where extravagant costumes vie for the coveted Bourbon Street Awards (top photo).

The traditions of gay Mardi Gras began in the 1950s. Local matrons would beg for tickets from their hairdressers because the LGBT parties were among the top events. In 1962, the LGBT Krewe of Yuga threw its first ball at a badly chosen sight, a private children’s school. No sooner had the tableau begun with Queen and Maids expectantly waiting the adoration of spectators when police cars roared up and the ball was raided. Doors were locked and people were unceremoniously hauled to jail. The mystique and popularity of these balls skyrocketed.

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