As New York gets ready to celebrate WorldPride on 26 June and 50 years since the Stonewall uprising, neighbourhoods pick cultural spaces, tours and nightlife that symbolize the citys lesbian spirit
Andrew Lear, founder, lesbian history tour busines Oscar Wilde Tours
The Metropolitan Museum is tagging Stonewall 50 with a gay-related theme for its annual gala and the exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion ( free with museum ticket; adult $25, under-1 2 free, until 8 September ). LGBT critics such as RuPaul have suggested the demo fails to capture the concept of “camp” and I generally agree. Nonetheless, it’s a great opportunity to see the enjoyable, extravagant slope of the Costume Institute’s amazing collection. Likewise, the show includes a great display of art and objectives from LGBT history, including Pennington’s photograph– the only full portrait- of Oscar Wilde, and Paul Cadmus‘s often-discussed but rarely attended The Fleet’s In !, with its scandal-rousing scene of mixed homosexual and straight cruising in 1930 s New York.