The Unsung History of Circuit Parties, Where Gay Men Seek Sex and Freedom
How hedonistic marathon raves became a unique LGBTQ tradition.
The Gay Dance Community Will Survive the Orlando Tragedy
Nightclubs are the community centers for LGBTQ people; what happened this weekend won't destroy that.
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Why Clubbing Was Crucial for Gay Men During the AIDS Crisis
"Often, I was relieved to see people at parties; I had assumed they had died in the interim."
Get to Know Suzanne Bartsch, the Snazziest Dresser in New York Club History
An exhibit of the nightlife queen's fantasy wardrobe recalls the days when the city's nightclubs doubled as runways.
We Asked Two Quintessential NYC Queer DJs About the Art of the All-Night Set
Sharon White and Nita Aviance come from different eras in New York nightlife—but their endurance-testing DJ sets have turned them both into legends.
Are We Still Your Friends?: A Look at the Future of EDM in Film
Get ready for a slate of upcoming EDM films from Diplo, Will Ferrell, Calvin Harris, Will Smith and more.
Why Did the Feds Bust Rentboy?
Last week's raid of the gay escort site led to accusations that the authorities were motivated by homophobia or simply wasting resources.
Why Dancing Was So Important at the Stonewall Inn, New York's Newly-Landmarked Gay Bar
The Stonewall riots were motivated by gay men and women feeling that their freedom to dance was being threatened.
This Mom Is Still Fighting America’s Drug Policy Nearly Two Years After Her Daughter's Death
Dede Goldsmith is on a crusade to amend the Rave Act, a federal law that she believes puts lives in danger.
From Studio 54 to a Bumper Car Birthday: the Legacy of Disco King Nicky Siano
Nicky Siano wasn't just present at the creation of dance music. He was the creation.
RIP Richard Grant—Founder of NYC After-Hours Institution Sound Factory
The club gave Junior Vasquez the perfect platform to create a whole new way of DJing—and stayed open well into Sunday afternoon.
Dance Music Is My Religion: Steve Weinstein on the Sacred Origins of Gay Circuit Parties
Circuit parties came to be defined as creating sacred spaces where gay men could converge to celebrate their identity without hostility or judgment.