We consider ourselves very lucky to be able to party with Horrorchata, Charlene and the other icons of Brooklyn drag at this low-priced monthly kiki. Count on hits from Janet Jackson and Britney Spears and outrageous performances from Bushwig's greatest hits. Serve your look, but prepare to sweat your fake eyelashes right off. Ask any Brooklyn queer and they're likely to tell you: This is the most wonderful time of the year.
Trans Nightlife Hotspots from New York City's Past - PAPER
Transgender culture has become ultra trendy in the media, but the fact is that New York City has always boasted places with trans activity and creativity. Here are 10 of the most fondly remembered:. A square-foot store in the Meatpacking District owned by Lee Brewster it later became Michael Salem Boutique , Lee's offered large-sized high heels, falsies, gowns, corsets, fishnets, and everything else for drag and trans customers. He also held annual drag balls through the late '60s and early '70s that were frequented by celebrities from Carol Channing to Shirley MacLaine.
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Image by Kat Aileen. I fell into New York City's trans nightlife scene by accident. Idling at the end of a friend's drag cabaret in the village, I looked up from my plate of overcooked shrimp to see the club had undergone a sex change. Curtains were drawn in the windows, tables cleared.