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May 20 Means AIDS Walk New York

May 20 Means AIDS Walk New York

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | An event that Gay Men’s Health Crisis has produced for more than 30 years is due to hit Central Park again on Sunday, May 20. In this event’s many years, just under 900,000 people have walked, raising nearly $150 million to combat HIV and AIDS. Though GMHC is the primary beneficiary, […]

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 […]

Tiaras, Tears, and a Marriage Proposal

Tiaras, Tears, and a Marriage Proposal

BY KELSY CHAUVIN | A rainbow of drag-queen feathers aimed straight, so to speak, to Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa like gay breadcrumbs on Saturday, September 24. They marked the pathway of revelers and participants celebrating the annual Miss’d America Pageant, where Mimi Imfurst won the 2017 crown as confetti fell in the casino’s […]

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 […]

Drag Queens With Cosplay in Their Closets  

Drag Queens With Cosplay in Their Closets  

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Drag culture and geek culture are seemingly worlds apart — but with comic conventions selling out to capacity and RuPaul an anchor presence on Logo, both now can claim a place in the realm of mainstream awareness, if not outright acceptance. The two specialized interests intersect on June 4 at Miss Nerd […]

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, […]

You Almost Got Me There, B*tch!

You Almost Got Me There, B*tch!

BY MICHAEL SHIREY | On Monday June 1, gay bars across the country were packed with fans awaiting the finale of the seventh season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” where the final three contestants — Violet Chachki, Ginger Minj, and Pearl — turnt up one last time in attempt to impress the judges. After what many considered […]