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Saddle Up

BY MICHAEL SHIREY | A western-themed bar may sound out of place in New York City — but what about a gay western-themed bar? How about one owned by a straight couple no less? Jacqui Squatriglia, who owns the bar with Chris Barnes, didn’t seem to think it was such a queer idea. Best known for […]

Bunny Hop

BY MICHAEL SHIREY | The one and only Lady Bunny made a rare club performance April 29 at Industry Bar, with a series of bits — including a roast burning everyone from Justin Bieber to Bruce Jenner, a stand-up routine involving a squirting dildo, as well as a new number critiquing the current season of “RuPaul’s Drag […]

Lesbians Make History in Belgrade

Lesbians Make History in Belgrade

BY KELLY COGSWELL | On Sunday, April 19, more than 100 women took to the Belgrade streets for the first lesbian march in the entire region. The march in the Serbian capital capped off four days of the Lesbian Spring, which included photo exhibits, film screenings, discussions, workshops, and, of course, parties. A bold action in […]

Maybe She’s Crazy

Maybe She’s Crazy

BY MICHAEL SHIREY | There’s good reason that Bob the Drag Queen was voted Gay City News’ Best Drag Performer last fall — the girl werks. Bob can be seen all over town — check her out at Barracuda Lounge, 275 W. 22nd St., on Monday nights; showtime at midnight. For her full schedule, find Bob […]

Brooklyn Pride Center Gathers For Sixth Anniversary

Brooklyn Pride Center Gathers For Sixth Anniversary

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In celebration of its sixth anniversary, the Brooklyn Community Pride Center, which served more than 5,000 LGBTQ residents of the borough last year, held its Community Leadership Awards & Gala on April 23. The DUMBO Loft event honored Desiree Akhavan, an Iranian-American filmmaker whose recent feature debut, “Appropriate Behavior,” tells the story […]

Peaks & Valleys

Peaks & Valleys

BY MICHAEL SHIREY | Delmas Howe is an American realist painter known for his homoerotic body of work. His most recent show, “Guys and Canyons,” on exhibit through April 21 at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, was launched a few years back with a series on rock canyons located near his New Mexico […]

Black and Brooklyn

Black and Brooklyn

With the legendary Roseland Ballroom now history, the Black Party, the Saint at Large’s legendary leather and fetish extravaganza now in its 36th year, ventured beyond the confines of Manhattan. And where else? To Brooklyn — specifically to a warehouse at the corner of Atlantic and Nostrand Avenues. There, on March 21, thousands of gay […]

Cherry Grove Fire Levels Hotel, Guesthouse

Cherry Grove Fire Levels Hotel, Guesthouse

A fire that broke out in Cherry Grove during the early morning hours on March 27 destroyed the two-story, 64-room Grove Hotel and the Holly House guesthouse, as well as the famed Kokomo home that offered unprecedented 360-degree views of Fire Island, the ocean, and the bay, and another private residence. A portion of the […]

De Blasio, Cuomo Bar Non-Essential Government Travel to Indiana

De Blasio, Cuomo Bar Non-Essential Government Travel to Indiana

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Responding to Indiana’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo separately announced bans on non-essential travel to Indiana by government employees. “It’s a deeply disturbing reality right now in Indiana and I hope, before it’s too late, that they turn back,” de Blasio said at […]

City Council, Hetrick-Martin Host LGBT Youth Summit January 24

In anticipation of Respect For All Week February 9-13, during which the New York public schools emphasize the commitment to end bullying and harassment for all students, the New York City Council is partnering with the Hetrick-Martin Institute, which serves lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth, in hosting an LGBTQ Youth Summit aimed at […]

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