The Joy of Queer Parties: ‘We Breathe, We Dip, We Flex’

Gay clubs and safe spaces have historically offered a place for experiences and road-testing new looks, identity expressions, desires and orientations. Like ‘getting a rinse.’

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Gush, a roving party, recently had a beach day at The People’s Beach at Jacob Riis Park, with Frenchy Nivar, center. Photo: Kirsten Luce for The New York Times

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