1048 posts categorized "NEW YORK"

Mar 07 2015
Shade Is Enough: A Wild Night @ RuPAUL'S DRAG RACE BATTLE OF THE SEASONS! Comments (0)
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Had a gay old time at RuPaul's Drag Race Battle of the Seasons tour—a variety show featuring some of the fave queens from the series doing solo schtick, singing and participating in comedy orgies—last night at Irving Plaza, meaning I was one of the gayest and oldest people there. Who knew the fans of the show are so female and so young?


I have to say that World of Wonder continues to only be associated with well conceived, well written, funny and value-packed events. This shit went on for almost three hours!


IMG_2768Going nuclear for Winters

I got to attend the VIP meet-and-greet, which was a hoot. On display were BenDeLaCreme, Pandora Boxx, Jiggly Calient, Darienne Lake, Jinkx Monsoon, Alaska Thunderfuck, Michelle Visage and Ivy Winters. (Through no fault of her own, Needles barely made it to the event at all, so couldn't do the VIP part.)


In the VIP area, I snapped every drag queen in my sight, including Visage, that great female drag queen. I'm a longtime fan of Seduction and she is a longtime fan of Madonna, so that made for a potent encounter for me. She kindly gave me a quote-let for my Madonna book and posed, though she initially threw her hand in front of my camera when I asked for a solo shot. She wanted to know what it was for, then said she'd only pose with me, not for me. That's a sneaky way to make sure photographers can't sell your headshot to agencies. The bitch is experienced. She looked great, as did her boobs, which, like her reputation, precede her.

IMG_2828It takes 2, it takes 2...there's you and you!

All the girls were great. Chatted briefly with Monsoon about the death of Albert Maysles, in light of her upcoming Return to Gray Gardens show (ENTER HERE FOR TICKETS).


Boxx seemed kinda over it all (but was unfailingly nice to fans), an impression that was borne out once she hit the stage.

IMG_2764The Darienne Lake effect


IMG_2773Ben there

IMG_2779It said NO SMOKING, but Alaska was anyway.

IMG_2789Jiggly was the gold standard.

IMG_2795Monsooner or later, she always gets her man (and woman).

IMG_2800Pandora had one eye on the door, y'all!

Keep reading, because this event had enough shade to cool off the Gobi...

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Old York Comments (0)


If you're interested in NYC at all, watch this amazing footage from the late 1800s and early 1900s of NYC, which is gussied up with Google maps and other images to help you recognize what parts of it you're looking at...

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Mark My Words Comments (0)


When I first met Mark MacKillop, he was just a cute dude in a skimpy swim suit. Then he was a dancer, traveling internationally in the company of West Side Story. Then he was a self-portraitist. And now he is a singer, making his 54 Below debut.

Of course, he was always all of those things at once, but unlike some people, he's really getting a shot at showing off his many talents. Check him out—I'm sure his performance is going to be something special, like he is.

Mar 05 2015
WIN IT: Tickets To Jinkx Monsoon, Peaches Christ & Mink Stole In RETURN TO GRAY GARDENS Comments (0)


Jinkx Monsoon, Peaches Christ and Mink Stole are bringing Return to Gray Gardens to NYC! The show is playing one night only, April 25, 2015, at 7PM at Mason Hall/Baruch Performing Arts Center (17 Lexington Ave. @ 23rd St.). 

Here's your chance to win a pair of tickets to the show!

Just comment this post with your favorite drag performer of all time. A week from tonight at 5PM ET, I'll pick 1 of you at random to win. Good luck! (Tickets only, no transportation provided.)

More info on the show here:

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Mar 04 2015
Need To Know: Madame POTUS + Photoshop-Lifter + Gay Traitor: The Sequel + Chelsea's Still Dead + Roast Beefcake + Sorry/Not Sorry + MORE! Comments (0)

Hillary-ClintonHillary broke an emailing rule, so Republicans think that's gonna disqualify her?

*widget boy culture“Don't you someday wanna see a woman President of the United States of America?”

*widget boy cultureLambda Literary Award nominees announced.

*widget boy cultureAnna Allen is shameless and not very talented.

*widget boy cultureHey, Lance Black, your pal Ken Mehlman is still an anti-gay gay.

*widget boy cultureObamacare is in danger. Again.

*widget boy cultureBen Carson thinks gayness is the same as prison rape.

*widget boy cultureKate McKinnon & Chris Hemsworth are the new Hope & Lamour.

Chris-HemsworthNo lesbian too small.

*widget boy cultureMore on why Chelsea is a thing of the past.

*widget boy culture50 weird facts about gay history.

*widget boy cultureShirtless, reasonably hunky Justin Bieber parodies Justin Bieber.

*widget boy cultureHour-long Madonna mega-mix!

*widget boy cultureKoch Brothers vs. Everglades.

*widget boy cultureLeonard DiCaprio's got a beard.

*widget boy cultureRussell Tovey's sarcastic apology.

*widget boy cultureSlow-mo nude run (Work Unfriendly) is mesmerizing.

NudeThe only way to get me to run is to place this in front of me.



Mar 02 2015
Ghost Town Comments (0)

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Kenneth, who lives in Chelsea, becomes an intrepid reporter and goes around his nabe to document, well, the fact that his nabe no longer exists. Chelsea as we knew it is almost literally GONE. Everything is gone. What will people think of when they talk about this spot in the future? The neighborhood isn't anymore.

Feb 23 2015
11 O'Clock Number: Klaus Nomi—TOTAL ECLIPSE Comments (0)


Via Fierth: HD footage of Klaus Nomi performing in NYC. He died of AIDS in 1983...

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Feb 18 2015
Hooked Up Comments (0)


Rocco Steele took home the, er, top prize at The Hookies. More coverage here. I covered the hell out of it last year, but didn't get a direct invite this time and was too busy on my damn book to get organized and request a pass.

As usual, Gustavo got some great shots.