Looking for gay destination events this spring? We’ve got a Pride, a white party, a ball and some leather for you to try on.
Miami Beach Gay Pride
Book yourself some deco digs and take your pride to the beach. Nearly 200,000 people hit up the event, now in its ninth year. Expect international DJs, steamy go-go boys from Score, stages with live performers, LGBTQ and supportive vendors — all served with Miami spice and heat. miamibeachpride.com
The Black Party
Where can you find thousands of men wearing their kinkiest gear and indulging in almost every fetish imaginable? Head to The Black Party. This year, The Saint at Large Presents what they are calling “Caligula – The Last Party” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx. Music will be provided by Byrell the Great, Roi Perez b2b Ryan Smith, Boris (Berlin), Mike Servito and DJ Harvey. Entertainment will include “Strange Live Acts.” No liquids or cameras will be admitted, and there’s a mandatory cellphone check – but almost anything else goes.
White Party Palm Springs
White Party Palm Springs is the daddy of all circuit parties is turning 30 this year. The classic gay event has a multi-faceted history, celebrated by veteran and new circuit party fans alike. Get out your finest white attire, and prepare for multiple events across a few different venues, especially the Hilton Hotel Pool and Convention Center. Dance the night (and day) away and be part of the legend that is The White Party. jeffreysanker.com
Paris isn’t the only hotspot that’s burning! to celebrate of all that is glorious European drag, get your tickets for Superball Amsterdam. “The competition is on fire, the battle is real,” proclaims one emcee. Judging by the video from last year’s event, she’s right. Superball offers an infectious blend of gay wit, hot beats, fierce lewks and a Euro-classy-trashy-kitschy vibe. superball-amsterdam.com
International Mr. Leather
If you love leather, make surE THAT you’re in Chicago to greet the community’s new Master at the International Mr. Leather competition. Of course, it’s the parties and events surrounding the competition which are the real draw for many guests. Such sponsors as Mr. S Leather, Sportlube, LeatherWerks and others want to ensure you and your crew have a wild time beginning with the Opening Ceremonies, the Leather Market, and culminating in the Black and Blue Ball. Look out for the Leather Bear Stampede, brand new for this year. imrl.com
Planning a Trip to NYC for WorldPride? Check out the WorldPride Guide
Last modified: March 13, 2019