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Martin Garrix Wrote a Moving Letter to the LGBTQ Community for Pride Month

"When people unite and stand up for other people's rights it creates such a beautiful and powerful message."
Alexander Iadarola
6.28.17
Pride 2017
Pride 2017

The Unsung History of Circuit Parties, Where Gay Men Seek Sex and Freedom

How hedonistic marathon raves became a unique LGBTQ tradition.
Steve Weinstein
6.21.17
Features
Features

The LGBTQ Guide to Salt Lake City

The capital of Utah has more action than you might expect.
David Garber
6.20.17
Pride 2017
Pride 2017

A Party Has to Be More Than Gay to Qualify as "Queer"

Calling something “queer” comes with a responsibility to live up to what the term encompasses.
Rose Dommu
6.19.17
politics
politics

Is This Georgian Club the New Berghain?

Partying at Bassiani is a political statement against homophobia and Georgia’s narrow-minded drug policy.
Bo Hanna
6.16.17
Features
Features

This Is the Best Book You'll Read About Queer Nightlife This Year

Peter Ackroyd's 'Queer City' is a powerful reminder of the importance of pleasure.
Josh Baines
6.8.17
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Coco Supreme Wants to Create Safer Dancefloors For Everybody

Get to know the rising Toronto DJ with an exclusive mix featuring ballroom remixes, R&B, and 'The Powerpuff Girls.'
Melissa Vincent
5.26.17
Features
Features

RuPaul’s DragCon Is Proof That Drag Queens Will Save Us

The blockbuster convention drew record-breaking attendees and will expand to New York later this year.
Jazper Abellera
5.2.17
Features
Features

Black Promoters Are Taking Back Chicago's Nightlife

Musicians and event creators are fighting systematic racism by creating spaces for themselves.
Britt Julious
4.27.17
Features
Features

A Tour of Paris’ Next-Generation Club Scene, Where Inclusivity Reigns Supreme

Female DJ crew TGAF give us an inside look into the spaces crucial to a diverse generation of French clubbers revolutionizing the city's nightlife.
Maya-Roisin Slater
4.9.17
the thump podcast
the thump podcast

We Talk About Sex, Death, and the History of TGI Fridays on Episode 6 of the THUMP Podcast

Confronting mortality through noise records and debating the merits of going out to get laid.
THUMP Staff
3.30.17
Dancing VS the State
Dancing VS the State

Montreal's Stonewall: How the Sex Garage Raid Mobilized a Generation of LGBT Activists

What we can learn from the aftermath of the July 1990 police attack on an after-hours party 27 years later.
Denise Benson
3.13.17