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A California Girl's Guide To New York City

Sammy Solomon | Posted 07.27.2016 | Travel
Sammy Solomon

After spending a summer in New York City, the concrete jungle has definitely won my heart and I now find myself in a long-distance relationship with the "city that never sleeps," constantly looking to plan my next visit. So whether you are just in town for a weekend or moving to NYC for good, here is your guide to some of the best spots that the Big Apple has to offer.

The Moment I Realized Conversion Therapy Could Not Change Me

Chris Hernandez | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Hernandez

"Do you really think you can change," my sister-in-law asked, sitting across from me in a small living room in the Bronx the summer of 2011 when I mad...

"Not Your Typical Gay DJ": How I Learned To Stop Hating Myself and Love Gay Bars

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 06.24.2016 | Queer Voices
DJ Louie XIV

It is important that, within the gay community, we talk about self-loathing and how we treat and view each other as gay people.

An Open Letter to the Queer Community (and the Straight World We Live In)

Derrick De Lise | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Derrick De Lise

This is not about them. This is about victims--and they should not be talked about in the abstract, or have major parts of the identity and life ignored. We need to have vigils for them; we need to cry for them; we need to remember them; we need to say their names.

The Saviors of Queer Women's Nightife

Anita Dolce Vita | Posted 06.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Anita Dolce Vita

"Coming together as a community will always be important and nightlife is a critical part of that piece. We gather in clubs and bars to dance, celebrate, meet new friends, and renew old friendships. It will always be important to do this in spaces that are uniquely ours."

Never Say Die Takes Over Webster Hall

Shawn Russell Johnson | Posted 05.13.2016 | Entertainment
Shawn Russell Johnson

I had been hearing for weeks about the Never Say Die showcase that was slated to take over Girls and Boys at Webster Hall last Friday night. The lineup included a multitude of hard-hitting dubstep artists including Laxx, Must Die!, Skism, and Eptic. Most of my basshead friends were left collecting their jaws off the floor when they'd originally heard of the event.

After All This Waiting, Slander Doesn't Disappoint

Shawn Russell Johnson | Posted 04.21.2016 | Entertainment
Shawn Russell Johnson

All Photographs by Shawn Russell Johnson I have been haunted since my experience at Moonrise Festival 2015 by the fact that I didn't see Slander live...

Follow the Protagonist: Trans Woman and Visual Artist J. Jackie Baier on Committed Collaborations

Eliza Steinbock | Posted 03.30.2016 | Queer Voices
Eliza Steinbock

Jackie says, "Follow the protagonist, always." That is her method. This is not portraiture that rehabilitates the outsider, conferring dignity. Her practice explores the possibilities for capturing individuation on the brink of dissolve.

Here's Why You Should Never Take Shots With The Bartender

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Piscione | Posted 03.30.2016 | Taste

Bar consultant and TV personality Jon Taffer knows a thing or two about nightlife culture. With a service industry background spanning over three deca...

Closing Time: Economic Implications of Cancelling Late Night Service in Boston

Olivia Deng | Posted 03.23.2016 | College
Olivia Deng

On Crane Beach in Ipswich, Massachusetts, a shallow kiddie pool laid close to the Atlantic Ocean. According to a recent story by the The New York Times, the equivalent of that kiddie pool is Boston.

The Mother Of NYC Nightlife Is Working On A Film About Her Life

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.16.2016 | Queer Voices

When it comes to nightlife, there really is nowhere in the world like New York City. Few places can support and finance the lives and livelihoods of a...

17 Places to Go for a Night Out in Belfast

College Tourist | Posted 03.14.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

By: College Tourist, Emily Freebury , Fordham University Just in time for St. Patrick's Day on the 17th, here are 17 of the best places to go for a...

An Interview With Filthy Royalty, the Boulet Brothers

Michael Podell | Posted 02.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Podell

These two towering figures with gorgeous, sinister makeup wearing layers of latex and a sky-high wigs had a firm hold over the crowd, in part due to the tray of shots they were about to pass out, but also most certainly thanks to their general presence.

Las Vegas: The Secrets Behind the Curtains

Richard Bangs | Posted 02.02.2016 | Travel
Richard Bangs

There is no place on the planet with such a nimiety of magic. Every stage, every song, every bite and brew, every light is so sufficiently perfected a...

Rest in Power Ellie Conant

Allison Hope | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Allison Hope

When I think of Ellie, I think of the most electric days of my life, my youth as a dyke coming into my own; of Tuesday nights that wreaked of possibility. When I didn't think about tomorrow, let alone mortality.

Ring in 2016 with LA's Freshest Events Duo

Party Earth | Posted 12.07.2015 | Los Angeles
Party Earth

By Yasmin Damoui, Music Journalist: https://twitter.com/frigginyasmin Los Angeles is debatably the most musically over-saturated market in the world,...

Together We Must Go Forward... in to the Night

Alan Miller | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Alan Miller

Our cities make us great : the freer they are - and more dynamic - the better off we all are. The past few days has demonstrated how we are living in a world where one has to take sides. Either one is for freedom, for social, economic and cultural interaction, for fun, for music, for life. Or one is against these things.

The 8 Best Drinking Neighborhoods In The Country

Thrillist | Posted 11.06.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

In theory, ANY neighborhood can be a drinking neighborhood provided you have a few bucks and a flask and/or paper bag. But what separates the truly special, worthy of capitalization Drinking Neighborhoods from the neighborhoods in which you just happen to be drinking?

This Queer Performance Showcase Is Breaking Down Hierarchies Of Masculinity

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Masculinity is a complicated issue in the queer community. One only has to log on to social networking apps like Grindr or Scruff to see phrases like ...

5 Reasons Josh Schonewolf Might Be the Best LGBTQ Event Producer in Years

Ernest Owens | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ernest Owens

In an era where the LGBTQ community has evolved politically, the nightclub scene has been heavily criticized for not catching up. Go to any major American city, and you will hear members complain about the body shaming, ageism or potential racism that occurs.

Eva Marcille & Casts Celebrate "Born Again Virgin" Season 1

Myrlaun Walker | Posted 09.23.2015 | Entertainment
Myrlaun Walker

Saturday in Atlanta, GA, TV ONE celebrated a successful first season of "Born Again Virgin"; a comedy about an up-and-coming blogger who decides to go celibate while using her blog to detail her amusing sexcapades.

This Seasonal Queer Coming-Of-Consciousness Party Is Returning To Close Out The Summer

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

There really are few better ways to mark the birth or end of a season in Brooklyn than the Psychic party series. Psychic parties, which last for 10 ho...

Notes From a Dive Bar XXXI

Alan Black | Posted 09.17.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

Bruce, I forgot about him. Haven't had the pleasure of his company since drone strikes became popular. He comes to play darts owning dental challenges and a Christian conscience.

Notes From a Dive Bar XXV

Alan Black | Posted 08.24.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

You know it's too late for civilization when tennis and pornography get mixed up in bar talk. Way too late. But it's not over yet.

Hey, Nightlife. It's Not You. It's Me.

Jonathan Savitt | Posted 08.08.2015 | Comedy
Jonathan Savitt

Dear long nights and irrationally expensive tabs, it's not you, it's me. I love my couch too much. I love the way my Blu-ray sparkles in the living room light. I love how I have my very own food court just feet away. Is it heaven? No, it's my house. So, I guess yes. Yes it is.