the new york club kids keeping that fire burning

New York isn’t called the city that never sleeps for nothing. Meet the new gen kids, queers and queens keeping the dancefloor alive and the city kicking.

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Nov 9 2016, 3:30pm

Gia Garison 

What is the best area for going out in New York? Anywhere. As long as I'm surrounded by the people I love, the night will be a gas! What is the most exciting thing happening in New York's underground scene right now? The looks are getting bigger and more LGBTQ+ parties are popping up everyday.

Ser Brandon-Castro Serpas

What do you do? Set my body on fire to light the way. What is the best night out you've ever had? My first GHE20G0TH1K party, Halloween 2013. What is the most exciting thing happening in New York's underground scene? Trans femmes and gender nonconforming folks working together to get paid. What would your dream night consist of? Femme supremacy night with my best girlfriends, jazz, and liquor.

Ian Isiah 

What do you do and why do you do it? I'm an artist. I do it because God told me to. What would your dream night consist of? My dream night consists of a pack of Backwoods, a quarter of gas, Jazmine Sullivan playing in the back, and chillin wit' the homies. How do you think New York retains an amazing nightlife spirit? We can't and won't ever stop partying. What is the best night out you've ever had? The best night I ever had was last night. Duh.

Jorge Gitoo Wright 

What's the best club night in New York? Holy Mountain. Do you think clubbing can ever be political? Clubs are like churches in the sense that they're a safe space for a lot of people. What would your dream night consist of? A night where all my friends come out. I have so much fun when everyone I love is around me.

Laina Berry 

What is the most exciting thing happening in New York's underground scene? Lately I've been to a lot of parties where queer people can be comfortable, but there's still trade around and I think that's really beautiful. Do you think clubbing can ever be political? Going out isn't just to be seen and to take a pic for Instagram, it's a way to be heard.

Matt Holmes 

What is the best area for going out in New York? Lower East Side. It changes, but that's what I like right now. What is the most exciting thing happening in New York's underground scene? People working together instead of against each other. What would your dream night consist of? A mental breakthrough.

Richie Shazam

What is the best area for going out in New York? Wherever all my friends are. How do you think New York retains an amazing nightlife spirit? The hunger of the youth. Kids want to break free and express themselves. What is the most exciting thing happening? Survival.

Dara Allen 

What do you do and why do you do it? Sometimes I stand in front of cameras, sometimes I stand behind them. London's clubs are closing down at immeasurable rate, how do you think New York retains an amazing nightlife spirit? Americans love debauchery. What is the most exciting thing happening in New York's underground scene? Trans girls communicating, collaborating, doing creatively fulfilling work, and getting paid for it above ground. Do you think clubbing can ever be political? Anything can be political. What would your dream night consist of? Friends, fab tunes, and free boxes of Cheez-Its at the club.

Fernando Cerezo III 

London's clubs are closing down at immeasurable rate, how do you think New York retains an amazing nightlife spirit? New ideas, different aesthetics, and a combination of personalities keep our nightlife versatile and fresh. What is the most exciting thing happening in New York's underground scene right now? We're living in a time of gender and racial liberation where individuals are being themselves despite heteronormative ideologies and prejudice. It's so inspiring to see my friends being unapologetically bad bitches. Do you think clubbing can ever be political? Totally. Because social media makes it so easy to get the word out, it's important that we have our fun but, also take time to "party with purpose."

Credits


Photography Harry Carr
All clothing model's own.