They came in all shapes and sizes yesterday, but each one was a queen. This year’s installment of the annual Invasion of the Pines on Fire Island saw hundreds of amateur and professional drag queens wreak havoc on the tiny Long Island beach community. Fueled by booze, the boisterous queens gathered at the Ice Palace pool and deck in Cherry Grove to pose and prep before crowding on a water taxi to the Pines. There, each drag queen was announced by name as they sashayed down a red carpet in front of hundreds of Independence Day revelers. The Observer was on hand to document the peacock parade. Here are the most outrageous outfits we witnessed.
the eight-day week
It’s Pride Week! And though there’s less cause for celebration this year than last—as you may recall, the passage of gay marriage in New York state fell fortuitously right before the state’s LGBT community was to celebrate itself—New York’s festivities tend to put other cities’ to shame. Today, the party promoter Josh Wood is throwing Read More
After a performance by Raven-Symoné, Kimberly Marabel and Aléna Watters of a song from the Broadway musical Sister Act, comedian, actress and entertainer Whoopi Goldberg stepped up to the podium last night at Cooper Union’s Great Hall to emcee the annual City Council Pride celebration.