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Queer and Selfie Loathing in NYC (Part 2): On Leaving New York

Lester Brathwaite | Posted 01.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Lester Brathwaite

To keep up appearances -- and New York is a city of appearances -- one must always compete, and sex is simply another leg to have up on the other guy. Literally and figuratively. The competitive nature of New York is what drew me here, inspiring me to better myself in the pursuit of being the best. But the best what? What am I fighting for here but the preservation of my vanity?

The End of Splash Gay Chelsea Gay New York New York

David Gudelunas | Posted 10.04.2013 | Gay Voices
David Gudelunas

When Splash does close this month, I won't necessarily miss it (though I did have some remarkable times there). What I will miss is the New York City that it was a part of, a place where the fringes of our culture could come together and celebrate.

City Gay, Country Gay

Gavin Creel | Posted 12.31.2011 | Gay Voices
Gavin Creel

For my first four years in New York, I was so hell-bent on creating the life of Gavin Creel the Actor that I didn't have any clue how to be Gavin Creel the Plain Old Carefully Blossoming Gay Lad About Town in NYC. I did not know how to be gay.