Your Gay Day Plannner for Halloween

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Ghouls, Ghosts and Goblins – Halloween has always been among the gayest of holidays, when our little subculture is able to turn the dial all the way up to 11 without fear that we’re somehow over the top. Some of our favorite haunts this year will include a bevy of beefy dance parties.


Gay Days Anaheim

September 30 – October 2

It feels like a small world when Anaheim transforms for the Gay Days weekend. RuPaul’s Drag Race favorite Trixie Mattel and DJ Ray Rhodes will kick off the party at Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen; Alan Cumming will discuss his life and career in a down to Earth fireside chat at Disney’s Grand Californian; and Leslie Jordan will bust out his new show Straight Outta Chattanooga!

Black & Blue Festival

October 5 – 11

The BBCM Foundation marks 26 years of Black & Blue events in Montreal this year, with the main event (the legendary Black & Blue party) in a brand new venue. The gay benefit dance festival draws tens of thousands to Montreal each fall.

Halloween New Orleans

October 27 – 30

Providing funding for project Lazarus (which helps with AIDS), Halloween’s epic (and this year, Pirate-themed) parties will include the Lazarus Ball at il Mercato, HNOGlow Neon Party at The Civic Theatre, The Main Event at the Contemporary Arts Center, and The Queens’ Tea at the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen.

White Party Miami

November 23 – 28

This year’s White Party kicks off with the Bailo White Heat Party on Wednesday. Then, top DJd will spin for revelers in pools and out on the dancefloors at events including Papa, White Dreams, Muscle Beach and Noche Blanca.

Last modified: January 24, 2018