That's what New York offers gay visitors. Rich with the history of Stonewall, a lively LGBT community and the fabulosity of being the city that never sleeps, New York is so full of options it can be overwhelming. Don't fret, it is not hard to plan the perfect queer-tinerary of the Big Apple. Seven days a week you can find what, and possibly who, you're after no matter where you hang out on the continuum. Gay culture has spread its wings throughout New York and the well-known gay areas such as Chelsea, Hell's Kitchen and the Village are no longer your only option. After all, if you can make it there, you'll make it anywhere - it's up to you
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Billyburg cuties can call this place their own. The cozy, s ski-lodge—inspired space, with two fireplaces and exposed-brick walls, is home to a friendly crowd of guys and gals chilling with nightly drink specials at the weekly DJ parties. Count on subversive drag shows all week long. This classic, no-attitude gay lounge in Chelsea has outlasted many others due to its combination of cozy couches, awesome drag shows, generous happy hours and friendly bartenders. Bushwick's thriving queer rennaissance converges at this laid-back spot, at which low-budget drag, dirty dance parties and backyard hang-outs are always going down. Grab a cheap happy hour special and sit back in the couches; you're certain to make new friends. The high-energy dance music draws a mixed, flirty crowd.
The raid sparked a riot among bar patrons and neighborhood residents as police roughly hauled employees and patrons out of the bar, leading to six days of protests and violent clashes with law enforcement outside the bar on Christopher Street, in neighboring streets and in nearby Christopher Park. The Stonewall Riots served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world. The s and preceding decades were not welcoming times for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT Americans.
Greenwich Village is famed for its high concentration of gay bars, but a combination of rising rents, decreasing stigmas, and increased diversity in the LGBTQ scene has laid the foundation for unique gay bars to become neighborhood staples citywide. And though it may be a challenge to venture from the comfort of your neighborhood gay bar, these LGBTQ bars and clubs across the city offer some of the best queer nightlife in all five boroughs. Late-night dancing on a quiet Brooklyn street Manhattan may dominate the queer nightclub scene, but The Rosemont proves that some experiences are worth ditching the island for.