As New York gets ready to celebrate WorldPride on 26 June and 50 years since the Stonewall uprising, neighbourhoods pick cultural seats, tours and nightlife that personify the citys gay spirit
Andrew Lear, founder, homosexual history tour companionship Oscar Wilde Tours
The Metropolitan Museum is commemorating Stonewall 50 with a gay-related theme for its annual gala and the exhibit Camp: Document on Fashion ( free with museum ticket; adult $25, under-1 2 free, until 8 September ). LGBT pundits such as RuPaul have suggested the establish fails to capture the concept of ” clique” and I generally agree. Nonetheless, it’s a great opportunity to see the recreation, extravagant slope of the Costume Institute’s amazing collection. Likewise, the show includes a great display of arts and objects from LGBT history, including Pennington’s photograph– the only full likenes- of Oscar Wilde, and Paul Cadmus‘s often-discussed but rarely identified The Fleet’s In !, with its scandal-rousing scene of mingled homosexual and straight cruising in 1930 s New York.