queer nightlife


London’s Queer and Femme Party Scene Is Having a Renaissance

Nights like Aphrodyki, LICK, Gal Pals and many more are reviving a scene that most of us thought was basically dead.


The Underground Queer Nightlife Scene Sets the Bar for Tolerance

Parties like Lights Down Low in LA or Gegen in Berlin are perhaps where I'm the happiest—places where differences among us are nearly erased, and reality becomes what you make of it.


Here's How Queer Nightlife Is Addressing a Rise in GHB Use

By some measures, use of and overdose on the drug is on the rise. But stigmatizing users is the wrong response.


The Love I Found When I Returned to Queer Nightlife

Like I witnessed in New York's club scene in the 80s and 90s, today's queer parties are a space for the marginalized to gather and resist the evil overtaking our world.


We Need to Talk About the Queer Community's Meth and GHB Epidemic

Our nonchalant attitude towards this problem is just as detrimental as the drugs themselves.


A Party Has to Be More Than Gay to Qualify as "Queer"

Calling something “queer” comes with a responsibility to live up to what the term encompasses.


Montreal's Stonewall: How the Sex Garage Raid Mobilized a Generation of LGBT Activists

What we can learn from the aftermath of the July 1990 police attack on an after-hours party 27 years later.


Does Queer Nightlife Need to Go Back in the Closet to Survive?

Cops shutting down my New Year's Eve party suggests that our communities need to go deeper underground to stay alive.


Toronto's Alternative Queer Party Scene History Lives on in This Psychedelic Collage Series

Sarah D'Angelo's project honours the legacy of the late Will Munro, legendary activist, promoter, and community builder.


Why Are There So Few Parties Where Trans People Feel Safe?

Trans parties need to be recognized as distinct spaces with their own values and culture.