Sasha and Lee Lloyd overcame abuse, homelessness, depression, and betrayal to open The Hard Swallow—and they'll do anything to protect it.
With a lot of dry erase boards, chopsticks for "wands," and no Butterbeer in sight, the event was essentially a Fyre Festival for muggles.
Someone absconded with some toilet paper from the hallowed club, and now it's on eBay for however much you want to pay for it.
"Hustlers" has nothing on Jolene, an event featuring both cis and trans performers that celebrates beauty in all kinds of gender expressions.
After decades of outsider celebrities treating the lifestyle like a trend, the community is keeping its own members at the forefront.
Some were much more effective than others.
“You gotta do it. It’s like Fight Club. This is Sing Club. If this is your very first night at a karaoke bar, you have to sing.”
In Los Angeles, the afterhours scene is creating some of the most radical queer spaces I’ve ever seen.
Photographer Aki Kame focuses on lifestyle portraiture by day, but at night they head to parties like NYC's Bubble T to capture their friends and community.
Inside the nightlife spots that gave DJs and artists a stage to turn the Southern capital into a musical hub.