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Thousands Find Fabulousness at Javits

Thousands Find Fabulousness at Javits

BY BOB KRASNER | Approaching the large gray behemoth that is the Javits Center this past weekend, one would have no idea that inside there would be a scene of overwhelming fabulousness. Over two days, 35,000 people traveled there to be part of the celebration that is RuPaul’s DragCon. The show was laid out like […]

Queer Film Pops Its New York Cherry

Queer Film Pops Its New York Cherry

BY MICHAEL SHIREY | Manhattan’s Pride Week kicked off on June 19 with OutCinema — a collaboration of NewFest New York City’s LGBTQ film festival and Heritage of Pride. This year’s screening, at Chelsea’s SVA Theatre, was “Cherry Pop,” a hilarious new comedy about a newbie drag queen and all the drama she faces the night […]

AIDS Walk 32 Set for May 21

AIDS Walk 32 Set for May 21

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | On Sunday, May 21, tens of thousands of New Yorkers are expected to pour into Central Park for Gay Men’s Health Crisis’ 32nd annual AIDS Walk, which over the life of the event has raised more than $150 million to support GMHC, the world’s first HIV services organization, and more than 40 […]

Rallying in Pride and Solemnity

Rallying in Pride and Solemnity

  PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ESSAY | On a beautiful June 24 evening barely 36 hours before the June 26 Pride March, Heritage of Pride’s annual Rally, at Pier 26 in Tribeca, was a mix of vibrant entertainment and solemn remembrance of those lost in Orlando.

She Don’t Need To Show Off  

She Don’t Need To Show Off  

  BY MICHAEL SHIREY | “The winner of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ America’s next drag superstar is —” Wait a minute, I’ma get there. And don’t go acting like you don’t already know who won. I first saw Bob the Drag Queen (not to be mistaken with Bob the Builder) a few years ago, when a friend […]

Using Her Celebrity Powers For Good  

Using Her Celebrity Powers For Good  

BY MICHAEL SHIREY | You may have heard of Bob the Drag Queen. You may have seen her strutting around at one of her many gigs around town. And you may have seen her on the eighth season of .” But don’t worry — if you somehow have no idea who Bob the Drag Queen is, […]

What a Ride  

What a Ride  

BY MICHAEL SHIREY | When Barracuda Bar, located at 275 West 22nd Street, first opened it’s doors in 1995, it was already something unique. At a time when gay bars depended more on cruising and drinking, the Chelsea establishment focused on creating a lounge bar featuring drag shows and regularly scheduled guest appearances — a concept […]

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 […]

Sissy that Walk

Sissy that Walk

PHOTO ESSAY BY MICHAEL SHIREY |  Drag queens took over the Monster Bar on March 15, featuring hosts Bob the Drag Queen and Monet X Change, Chandilier Period, Terra Grenade, and more. The show is drawing attention as of late — Ru Paul tweeted about the March 8 show, and model Naomi Campbell stopped by and […]

Sweet 16

Sweet 16

BY MICHAEL SHIREY | The 16th annual GLAM Awards warmed up an otherwise bitter cold winter evening on January 13. Bianca Del Rio and Michael Musto hosted the raunchy nigh at BPM, presented by Cherry Jubilee, that celebrated the best in New York City nightlife. The evening’s event, which kicked off with an elaborate “Wizard […]