Pride Fest!

I went out for a drink stroll before the crushing crowds completely take over the neighborhood. It was pretty fucking amazing.

The sound of NYPD helicopters—ever-present over any sizable gathering, especially in lower Manhattan—are being drowned out by the DJs. :D

Please enjoy some pics, plus this playlist which I have artfully entitled: Music heard and/or inspired by what I can hear out my window.

Marvin Gaye – Got To Give It Up

Soul II Soul – Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) [Club Mix]

Salt ‘N’ Pepa (feat. En Vogue) – Whatta Man

Deee-lite – Groove Is In The Heart

Stevie Wonder – Boogie On Reggae Woman

The Isley Brothers – It’s Your Thing

Shannon – Let The Music Play

Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Relax

Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody

Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls

ABC – Poison Arrow

Chic – Le Freak (extended version)

Siouxie and the Banshees – Kiss Them For Me

Prince – Kiss

Talking Heads – Burning Down The House

David Bowie – Let’s Dance

The Bangles – Walk Like an Egyptian

Bee Gees – You Should Be Dancing

Janet Jackson – Rhythm Nation

Culture Club – Church Of The Poison Mind

Lipps Inc. – Funkytown

Donna Summer – I Feel Love

Lady Gaga – Born This Way

But & Memo – Black Betty

No Doubt – Hella Good

Justin Timberlake – Sexy Back

Chaka Khan – I Feel for You

Rick James – Super Freak

The Jackson 5 – Shake Your Body To The Ground

C+C Music Factory – Everybody Dance Now

Ini Kamoze – Here Comes The Hotstepper

Foxy – Get Off

Earth, Wind & Fire – Let’s Groove

Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing

James Brown – I Got You (I Feel Good)

KC & The Sunshine Band – Get Down Tonight

Ohio Players – Love Rollercoaster

Parliament – Flash Light

A Taste of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie

The neighbors representin’.

The Marsha P. Johnson Contingent
(if you don’t know who she is, watch this.)

High Art
(Maybe I just think it’s high art because I’m high?)


What’s this?


OMG! It says IRIS HOUSE! Which turns out to be amazing!


Iris House saves lives through comprehensive support, prevention and education services for women, families, and under served populations affected by HIV/AIDS and other health disparities in a safe, family-centered environment by passionate, professional and culturally competent staff.

Iris House was named for early HIV Activist Iris De La Cruz (pictured left), whose passion for our cause was instrumental in establishing our programs.

To fulfill our mission, Iris House offers practical, family-centered services that promote prevention and education while addressing the day-to-day realities of living with HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Diabetes, Obesity, Hypertension, Depression and other health disparities plaguing our communities.

These are clearly my people.

I’m feeling the love today. I hope you are too. xo


  1. chigau (違う) says

    Sometimes you make me think that visiting the United States would not be a bad thing.

  2. says

    Well, there’s the United States, most of which I do not recommend visiting…and then there’s NYC. Lard knows we have our problems here too, but it might as well be a different country. (See also: San Francisco, and New Orleans.)