Gay New York City: Hornet Stories

gay new york city Hornet's gay New York City page is a great place to find out what current topics are trending in the LGBT New York community. From gay nightlife listings to party pics, the gay social networking app Hornet has all the information you need whether you're a local gay New Yorker or a visitor to the Big Apple. Brandon Voss, Ladyfag, Brian Rafferty, Vincent Cooper and Daniel Nardicio are some of our favorite promoters who keep gay New York City nightlife alive and well. There are also lots of great gay bars in New York City, especially in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood. These watering holes include Boxers NYC, Therapy, Industry Bar, Rise and Flaming Saddles. In Chelsea, you'll be able to imbibe at Barracuda Bar, The Eagle, Gym Sportsbar and REBAR. Or you can head downtown to the Village where you'll find gay New York City landmarks like Julius, The Monster and, of course, the Stonewall Inn where the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for gay and lesbian rights in the United States began. There's also lots of important gay New York City community organizations that contribute to the well-being of the city's LGBT community, including the Ali Forney Center, the LGBT Community Center, the Hetrick-Martin Institute Inc and the Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC). A bunch of fabulous annual happenings take place all year long on the gay New York City calendar such as NYC Gay Pride, Black Party, RuPaul's DragCon and NewFest, New York City's LGBT film festival.
Photography
The New York Public Library’s LGBTQ Archives Are a Treasure Trove of Queer Vintage Photos

Queer parties, protests and trans women who started the Stonewall Riots are all hiding in the New York Public Library’s massive photo archive.

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Photographer Peter Hujar Reveals Gay Nudes, Drag Queens and Queer Weirdos of 1970s NYC

Even if you’ve never heard of Peter Hujar, you’ve probably seen some of his revealing, iconic images of queers living in 1970s New York City

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Iconic LGBTQ Landmark The Stonewall Inn Is in Danger of Closing for Good

Amidst COVID-19 and the shutdown of restaurants, venues and small businesses all over the country, one of the LGBTQ community’s most historic and important landmarks is also in trouble. After being closed for three months, the Stonewall Inn — site of the 1969 uprising largely credited with launching the modern-day[…]

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History
Read This Homophobic 1969 News Article About the Stonewall Riots

You won’t believe the New York Daily News’ Stonewall article about the uprising. It’s equal parts condescending and revealing.

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