I Went to a Corporate Pride Event and It Was Complicated
There’s a delicate balance between being critical of institutions and not shaming the LGBTQ+ people who derive joy or money from them.
The Story of Jamie Principle and Frankie Knuckles' “Your Love,” The Sexiest Dance Cut of All Time
Chicago legend Jamie Principle discusses collaborating with Frankie Knuckles and a lifetime of liberation on the dancefloor.
Felix Da Housecat and Jamie Principle Share Steamy Video For "Touch Your Body"
Joined by Trax Records affiliate Vince Lawrence, the trio calls themselves The 312.
The Faces of Brooklyn's Queer Party Scene
This photo series captures LBGTQ nightlife's movers and shakers in the light of day.
A Timeline of Christopher Street, New York LGBTQ Nightlife's Most Storied Thoroughfare
The key events that happened in the world’s most famous LGBTQ street.
The Best New Year's Kiss I Ever Had
Papi Juice illustrator Mohammed Fayaz finds community and cuties one fateful night at the QTPOC Brooklyn party.
Inside 'Party Out Of Bounds,' an Art Exhibition Exploring Nightlife as a Form of Activism
A look back at the history of LBGTQ clubbing from disco to AIDS—through the lens of visual art.
Remembering Queer Icon Sylvester, Disco's Most Unsung Hero
We talked to the creators of “Mighty Real,” a soon-to-be Broadway musical about the life of the late androgynous legend.
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.
New York’s Best Gay Bars and Clubs
From the iconic Stonewall Inn to the oldest gay bar in Manhattan, THUMP’s guide to the hottest gay nightlife spots in the city.
Why 2016 is the Year of Queer Women in Nightlife
From skyrocketing DJs to thriving pop-up parties, queer women are doing big things—and finally being rewarded for it.
DJ Whitney Day
I Went to Pulse Because It Felt Like Home
Orlando-based writer Kaleb Quast reflects on what the club meant to him, his friends, and the city.