Transgender culture has become ultra trendy in the media, but the fact is that New York City has always boasted places with trans activity and creativity. Here are 10 of the most fondly remembered:. A square-foot store in the Meatpacking District owned by Lee Brewster it later became Michael Salem Boutique , Lee's offered large-sized high heels, falsies, gowns, corsets, fishnets, and everything else for drag and trans customers. He also held annual drag balls through the late '60s and early '70s that were frequented by celebrities from Carol Channing to Shirley MacLaine.
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In the spirit of gay rights , I bravely squeezed into my tightest pants, chapsticked my lips, and dragged my whiskey sour-drinking ass to as many self-identifying queer bars as one lightweight gay boy can. I wanted to make going out easier for you, dear queer, by ruling out the spots with watery well drinks, exorbitant cover charges, and predatory creeps. Also impressive? The Rosemont Williamsburg Late-night dancing on a quiet Brooklyn street In a neighborhood once dominated by Metropolitan , The Rosemont sprouted as a trendier alternative for Brooklynites to get their freak on. The Rosemont creates a welcome environment for all queer people -- enough so that their occasional Peggy parties have become a favorite in the lesbian community.
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Initially arising as a cultural center of theaters, music halls, and boutique hotels, Times Square fell into disrepair during the Great Depression. Adult theaters and sex shops then took over while the neighborhood became an open market for prostitution and drugs. By , Times Square was one of the most dangerous areas of the city, with over 2, crimes committed every year in a one-block radius.
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