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Can anyone recommend any queer events/hangouts in New York City?
June 7, 2012 12:15 PM   Subscribe

Can anyone recommend any queer events/hangouts in New York City? By "queer", I mean non-standard gender/sexuality and probably radical left politics. By "events", I mean DIY shows, potlucks, reading groups, screenings or whatever else. By "hangouts" I mean social centres, autonomous spaces, concert venues, cafes and bars.
posted by maryrosecook to Society & Culture (9 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
The LGBT Community Center?

Also look in the Queer section of Time Out New York.

Bluestockings bookstore has lots of lefty events, and at one time dedicated a lot of its energies to Feminist and Queer related stuff. Definitely worth stopping by or at least a google for their events calendar.
posted by Sara C. at 12:19 PM on June 7, 2012


Normally I wouldn't recommend somewhere I haven't been, but I have solid reason to believe that Nowhere Bar in the East Village (322 E. 14th St) may fit the bill.
posted by sevenyearlurk at 12:42 PM on June 7, 2012


So, I'm not from NY, nor have I ever been there. And I don't even have any specific event recommendations...but Queers For Economic Justice is an awesome organization although it seems like they don't have a ton of upcoming events listed; Brandon Lacy Campos has a pretty solid blog and sometimes talks about neat upcoming stuff; and the Anarchist Book Fair resources page has a couple of good links under Books and Zine Places.

Also, there are some things on the InfoShop Wiki, although I expect a few of them are out of date.
posted by Frowner at 12:46 PM on June 7, 2012


(I mean, I'm queer and an anarchist and part of a social center, so I know in general what you're asking about.)
posted by Frowner at 12:46 PM on June 7, 2012


Nowhere bar is definitely my favorite "gay" bar in New York. I'm not sure about events there, but definitely for drinks.
posted by Sara C. at 1:21 PM on June 7, 2012


There are some queer dance parties in Brooklyn (Hey Queen and Sweat). Third Root in Flatbush has queer yoga. (Flatbush in general is a hotbed of queer hangout-ery.) And there is a bunch of other stuff that's not leaping to mind...do you have any more particular interests? Also, check out the nonsensenyc email list.
posted by feets at 1:48 PM on June 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Seconding "Hey Queen!"
posted by jennyjenny at 3:59 PM on June 7, 2012


Rebel Cupcake
posted by kimdog at 5:33 PM on June 7, 2012


Thanks so much for all the great suggestions, everyone.
posted by maryrosecook at 8:04 AM on June 8, 2012


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