NYC PRIDE

How Ladyfag, One of New York’s Busiest Party Promoters, Prepares for Pride Weekend

In her earlier years, Ladyfag used to get ready at home and hid her club world outfits under a red trench coat during her subway commute. Now that she’s in charge, she arrives an hour or so before the party stars by car and has a hair and makeup person on hand to help her get ready. On Friday, before Battle Hymn, one of three epic parties she hosted over Pride weekend (or, as she calls it, “gay Christmas”), that duty fell to hairstylist Sonny Molina and makeup artist Dawn Nicole. Her look that night was a reference to the party’s logo, a sort of gay pride revolutionary ensemble completed with sparkling gold tears. While she obviously takes care to curate her own looks though, what she really cares about is yours. “At my parties, there’s a lot of kids who probably can’t pay their rent and they come here and they look like a million dollars and they feel like it and that’s the whole point,” she says. “That’s New York to me.”

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Getting ready with Ladyfag before her legendary nightlife party, Battle Hymn.

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Getting ready with Ladyfag before her legendary nightlife party, Battle Hymn.

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Getting ready with Ladyfag before her legendary nightlife party, Battle Hymn.

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Getting ready with Ladyfag before her legendary nightlife party, Battle Hymn.

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Getting ready with Ladyfag before her legendary nightlife party, Battle Hymn.

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Getting ready with Ladyfag before her legendary nightlife party, Battle Hymn.

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Getting ready with Ladyfag before her legendary nightlife party, Battle Hymn.

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Getting ready with Ladyfag before her legendary nightlife party, Battle Hymn.

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Getting ready with Ladyfag before her legendary nightlife party, Battle Hymn.

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Getting ready with Ladyfag before her legendary nightlife party, Battle Hymn.

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Getting ready with Ladyfag before her legendary nightlife party, Battle Hymn.

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Getting ready with Ladyfag before her legendary nightlife party, Battle Hymn.

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Getting ready with Ladyfag before her legendary nightlife party, Battle Hymn.

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Getting ready with Ladyfag before her legendary nightlife party, Battle Hymn.

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Scenes from inside Ladyfag’s Battle Hymn, in New York City.

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Scenes from inside Ladyfag’s Battle Hymn, in New York City.

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Scenes from inside Ladyfag’s Battle Hymn, in New York City.

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Scenes from inside Ladyfag’s Battle Hymn, in New York City.

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Scenes from inside Ladyfag’s Battle Hymn, in New York City.

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Scenes from inside Ladyfag’s Battle Hymn, in New York City.

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Scenes from inside Ladyfag’s Battle Hymn, in New York City.

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Scenes from inside Ladyfag’s Battle Hymn, in New York City.

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Scenes from inside Ladyfag’s Battle Hymn, in New York City.

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Scenes from inside Ladyfag’s Battle Hymn, in New York City.

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Scenes from inside Ladyfag’s Battle Hymn, in New York City.

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Scenes from inside Ladyfag’s Battle Hymn, in New York City.

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Scenes from inside Ladyfag’s Battle Hymn, in New York City.