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Gay Paris

Curiosa, antique erotic objects, rare books and magazines...

Ongoing at La Galerie Au Bonheur du Jour, 1 rue Chabanais. 200 vintage to modern era male nudes: photography, paintings drawings, 1870-2013. Painters/sculptors models, sports, naturalism, erotic images, and contemporary iconography. Permanent exhibit of artists such as von Gloeden, Vincenzo Galdi, Lehnert et Landrock, Jean Boullet, Soungouroff, Paul Smara.
Soirées Black Blanc Beur
La Soirée BBB

Every Sunday, 11pm-6am, back at Gibus. Unique Parisian Black and Arab party for 16 years. An incredible party with beautifull boys, RnB and Arabic music mixes, erotic male strippers, theme nights, international guest performers and diva shows. See photos and videos here.
Des verres, des amis et des jolis garçons pour des soirées only good vibes
Woopiii c'est mercredi!

May 1 + 22, 2019, 6pm-2am. Woopiii c'est toujours des jolis garçons. La nuit des Follivores-Crazyvores returns more crazy than ever on 2 floors at Who's, Wednesday in the heart of the Marais w/ DJ LOLA DU QUETZAL Barber Jordan (BARBER INK) will trim your beard FREE! Gauthier (BARBE ROUSSE) w/ flash tatoos. Good vibes; drinks; get together, sing, dance, laugh.
Hosted by LaPutiVuelta
LaMégaPutiVuelta #3

May 3, 2019, 6pm-5:30am, Generator Hostel Paris, 11 place du Colonel Fabien. Afterwork Gay Friendly is back for March full of surprises on the Generator rooftop - heated; good times with friends, drinks, cocktails, food and views of Montmartre hill/ Sacré Coeur. DJs James Marceau, Juan Manuel Vergara, and Victor Salmon play Deep House.
Raï'nB, HIP HOP, POP, Oriental & House
Total Beur

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019, 11:30pm-9am. Every Friday Ethnic and Urban Dance + Cruise Party - Arab/ Berber/ African/ Middle Eastern male ambience - all are welcome. Two dance floors, CHICHA Lounge - three ambiences w/ Best Rn'B, Raï, Dance, Oriental and House Music.
Looking for a different type of LGBT party?
Le Bal LGBT du Tango

May 4, 2019, 10:30pm-5am. This for you! All kind of people and music - except techno - from oldies to current hits in original version. Unique and typical: a same-sex couple dance session til 12:30am with the school Soir de Bal! Come as you are.
Ce monde n'est pas le tien, viens Bats-toi, signe et persiste Yeah, yeah résiste
Trou Aux Biches

May 4, 2019, midnight-6am. The monthly queer 1st SAT/SUN ode to hedonistic pleasures/ pagan dances strikes again… La soirée queer, punchy crunchy, olé olé. Love and disorder celebration w/ DJs Bus Replacement Service, Flagalova, Pipi De Frèche, and NIZAR. "Huh huh huh hu-uh huh, I know this much is Trou..." ...making you sweat, head to toe.
Une ORGY Sonore et visuelle ou l’exaltation collective est de mise

May 4, 2019, midnight-noon. Not only a sexual frenzy, above all an evening to indulge in all debaucheries: sonorous, visual, collective exaltation; all pleasures/ voluptuousness every first SAT/ month. Orgy will be OPULENTE: w/ exceptional lineup DJs Juseph León, Lucy Ward, Eversend, and Sergey Tkachenko. ORGASMIQUE Love Room OPEN ALL NIGHT LONG!
Hosted by Caélif Etudiants Lgbt+
Sortie cinéma - Coming Out

May 5, 2019, 5-7pm at 50 rue Rambuteau. A 2013 Hungarian comedy film directed by Dénes Orosz. Erik (Sándor Csányi) is a radio personality, gay activist, and Hungary's most famous openly gay male celebrity. As Erik is preparing to marry his partner Balázs (Gábor Karalyos), he is shocked to discover he has a growing sexual attraction to women.
Tous les dimanches! Every Sunday through March

May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019, 10pm - 4am. Every Sunday night rendez-vous at Depot. Come discover the best of club music from the '80s and' 90s until midnight and the best of current club house clubbing from midnight in the new renovated basement club! with DJ Tommy Marcus. Next: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
Hosted by Le Tango - La Boîte à Frissons
Le Bal Littéraire

May 7, 2019, 10:30pm-5am. A costumed ball on the theme of Literature - embody your favorite character or writer of literature! Book exchange: bring a book you like and leave with one you want to discover! Screenings of films from previous editions. Meet contest organizers and the president of the competition jury, Anne Delabre, founder and host of le 7ème genre ciné-club.
La Soirée Délirante du M'sieurs Dames et de Bosco Noire pour tous les déviants..
La QueerMess - Le Loto du Vendredi #38

May 10, 2019, 7pm-2am, M'sieurs Dames. Drags & Games Party #38 - The Delightful Night of the Ladies and Bosco Noire for all deviants, crazy delights and the thirsty butch, two Saturdays a month - la finale! Who will be the best DRAG DUO? DRINK/ PLAY + WIN lots of shit. Surprise guests.
Formed in 1981 in Melbourne by Lisa Gerrard & Brendan Perry. Relocated to London
Dead Can Dance - Concert

May 10-11, 2019, 8-11pm. The English-Australian neoclassical dark wave band return to the stage with their new album Dionysus to be released in November. French dates are on the Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry European tour, aka Dead Can Dance.
MECX at Gibus Club each second Friday

Mary 10, 2019, 12-7am. MECX - the party for men - returns with DJs THOMAS WILLIAM (Cologne), THOMAS M (Brussels), and resident Khris-G. La meilleure soirée house progressive de la capitale. Hear the MECX Sound.
Sunday Tea Dance - viens comme tu es!
La Dandys - l'apéro LBGT cool #11

May 11, 2019, 7pm-midnight at Restaurant O'bergine, 32 rue Tiquetonne. Bienvenue! La Dandys - the monthly Sunday Tea Dance and Picnic - has returned - with free entry, DJ set, buffet. MCs: Bises, Nico, and Valentin.
Gorillas Paris # 11

May 11, 2019, 11:30pm-7am. Dance/ cruise party for hairy, bearded, muscle bears, bears and clubbers. DJs Tío Borsato Matteo, MANUE G, and Sébastien Boumati. GOGO SHOW by Billy Santoro.
Avril on the rocks avec Broken English Club
Flash Cocotte w/ Kris Baha

May 11, 2019, 11:30pm-6:30am at NF-34, 34 quai d'Austerlitz. QUEER PARTY FOR QUEER PEOPLE - HETERO-FRIENDLY. The incredible, legendary Flash Cocotte, gamboling happily in the starry night towards a perfect endless party - a rainboid trail with a thousand bursts; a night of pure dementia.
Bizarre Love Triangle #BLT

May 11, 2019, 11:30pm-6am. Two dance floors featuring electro main room and disco room w/ DJs PHRED NOIR, EMMANUEL CAUREL, PATRICK VIDAL, and Babybear.
Hosts: Marmoset & Tiggy Thorn QUEER ZONE: se veut un espace safe pour tou.te.s.
Kindergarten #11

May 11, 2019, 12-6am. Acid-dance-rave ride/ unique club-show beside the Seine. Erotic-mystical experience projects onto scenery and bouncing butts. The ultimate Parisian clubbing: Transterror, Kimberlaid, Problèmes d'amour and VHS. Onstage triplette of quality artists: KASHINK, Hildegarde and Texto Dallas.
Matinée hottest party invades the most outrageous Parisian club
Matinée Pervert Paris Special Edition

May 11, 2019, midnight-6am. One date only with an XXL PLAYZONE and strippers. LINE UP: Matinée resident DJ IVAN GOMEZ; Matinée Paris DJ OLIVIER CROFT; and Matinée Paris DJ SOREN LUKA.
Mylène Haussmann and his team

May 12, 2019, 8pm-1:30am, Les Planches, 40 rue du Colisée. The SUN monthly Tea Dance returns. Brighten your evening with interesting people, vintage records, random discoveries, pop classics. Mingle memories with discs recalling another time. Freedom, sweet Folie, Karaoke Club. Mojitos, wine, cocktails, shots - wide selection of elixirs of joy, generously served.
Hosted by Tech Noire
Tech Noire x Drag Me To Hell

May 17, 2019, 11pm-6am. Tech-noir (aka future noir + science fiction noir): a hybrid genre combining film noir and sci- fi. Drag Shows, New Wave, Synthpop, Dark Wave, Goth, Minimal Wave, EBM, Post-Punk, Italo-disco, Retro Wave. For this 17th edition, the Black Tech teams with the darkest, most crazy evening in Belgium: Drag Me To Hell. On stage resident DJs: Dressed in Black.
Hosted by L'apéro des garçons
L'apéro des garçons se pose en terrasse tout l'été

May 18, 2019, and every Saturday 6pm-2am, through Sept 14th on a beautiful terrace in the heart of Paris w/ Transat, bowling, outdoor bar, roof deck and garden. Hosts/performers: Lady Carbon + Kyssy Bang Bang. DJ Andrei Olariu. Food: charcuterie or cheese boards, salads along with vegetarian options.
Ben Manson, Walk Zusammen & Le Depot présentent
LDMT - Homodiskotekus

May 18, 2019, 11pm-8am. The Hybrid Queer Party at the almost mythical French Gay Cruising venue. For 20 years the most essential place on the Gay Sex circuit with more than 500 square meters reserved just for guys at the heart of Paris/ the crossroads of the Marais and Les Halles. With DJs: BEN MANSON, L.A.S, and ARNO SKRILH. In the cruising area: DJ LITTLE NEMO.
Mylène Haussmann and his team
DOCTOR LOVE - Under the Sea

May 18, 2019, 11:30pm-6am at Club Haussmann, 23 rue Taitbout. Dangerous liaisons, sensual looks, mind Eyes Wide Shut! A night of fantasies, dreams and hidden desires! Themed decandent club night; grandiose, visionary, hedonistic, epicurean. Pop/Remix/Club Classic, NU- DISCO, House. Special cocktails/ service bottles.
Hosted by Le Grand Rex Paris
Rocketman - Avant-première

May 19, 2019, 8-11pm. The new biopic about Elton John and his rise to the top as a flamboyant superstar - already considered the cult movie of the year. Skin actor Taron Egerton not only looks very similar to the gay pop genius but he also sings. Jamie Bell (BILLY ELLIOT) plays Elton's songwriter Bernie Taupin.
Events at bars and clubs around town
Paris Fetish #6

May 23-26, 2019. THU: 7pm COX Bar Opening; 10pm Mensch; 10pm Dépôt Fetish. FRI: 10pm Full Metal; 10pm Krash Wild Rubber; +10pm Le Klub Players; 10pm Keller Fist. SAT: 2:30pm Les Caves Saint Sabin Alpha-EXP; 3pm Secteur X OÏ! SKINS; 9:30pm Bruthal at 7 rue Ste-Helene; 12am Le Mensch; 6am Secteur X After Sex. SUN: 3pm Secteur X Piss'In; 9pm Full Metal Ultimate Fuck.
Hosted by Paris Fetish

May 23, 2019, 10pm-7am. The opening horny fetish party - combining clubbin and sex - Le Dépôt vous invite à une soirée intitulée DISTRICT, combinant clubbing et sexe. Ca promet d'être chaud! It's gonna be hot! DJ Sébastien Boumati. Play area and fetish zone.
With Sagi Kariv at Dock Eiffel
Forever Hamsa Paris

May 25, 2019, 11pm at Le Dock Eiffel. Forever by RedWolf gay theme parties Paris. A musical voyage to the Middle East - featuring DJs Kingstone, Sagi Kariv, and Teddy J. Video and light show
Hosted by ADULT PARTY and Sexy Group

Hosted by It's B Party Paris
It's Madonna B* Party

May 25, 2019, midnight-6am. Monthly party + shows showcasing a star. C'est le comeback de la Reine Mère. Madonna + Pop + Rnb Music by Damita J/ Jérôme Brücker + Rody V/ Rodrigue Visino. Door by Alexis Aveniere, Alexis Parente, Victor Amaro, Rudy Penigaud, Monique Halliwell, and Marvin A. Bradshaw.
ScandaL revient au GIBUS de 6H30 à 12H30
ScandaL After N°24 by Saeed Ali & Dorian M

May 26, 2019, 6:30am-12:30pm. L’After où tout se dit et se fait! After a night out on the town, keep dancing with DJs SAEED ALI + DORIAN M at ScandaL/ Gibus Club - Hosted by RedWolf.
Annual international Bear Pride & rendezvous in Paris
Bear Pride | Monsieur Ours 2019 | Mister Bear Contest

May 29 - June 2, 2019. Annual five-day bears & bear-lovers rendezvous, organized by Les Ours de Paris, the paris bear association. Bear Pride - five days of fun, friendship, pleasure; Saturday night Monsieur Ours 2019 election; many events at Bear's Den, 6 rue des Lombards and other clubs. See full program:
Oh-oh-ooh-oh-oh-oh! Caught in a bad romance
Purple XXL

May 30, 2019, 11:30pm-5am. POP by Anastacya. PURPLE is the big student night where all the lgbt + students from Paris get together. Get ready to see all the colors! (Especially purple). Whoever you are, whatever your gender or orientation (sexual not political) we are waiting for you to come dance until dawn.
Hosted by MENERGY - Paris and Gibus Club
Menergy w/ Luigi Di Venere

May 31, 2019, midnight-6am. Monthly men's party - en mode punchy house! DJ LUIGI DI VENERE - also DJs ACHTUNG B + Babybear playing disco/ house/ techno. The boys in the bedroom, Lovin’ it up, Shootin’ off energy, We all know the feelin’ - It’s no misery, Talkin’ about MENERGY - Patrick Cowley.
C'est l'un des plus vieux bar LGBT de Paris!
40 Years! Les Folles de Paris à la Champmeslé

June 1, 2019, 8pm at Bar La Champmeslé, 4 rue Chabanais. Drag show from 9:30pm at one of the oldest LGBT bars in Paris. For this exceptional event, Lola Du Quetzal, Gyzel Schatzi and Texia Slater will present a unique show, pour fêter cet anniversaire comme il se doit! Next: Jun 4th, 8pm - Les Folles de Paris - De Paris à Broadway at Le Cabaret des Artistes.
Hosted by La Nuit Des Follivores / Crazyvores
La Nuit des Follivores et Crazyvores+

June 1, 2019, midnight-6am aboard the Nix Nox, 6 quai de la Gare. Retro parties; French hits mixed with songs from years back, including international and English-language hits; crazy costumes and lots of fun for all. Mixed, mostly men of all kinds - see facebook.
Tournoi international de Paris Sports & Recreation in Paris

June 9, 2019, 10pm-6am, Dock Pullman, av des Magasins Généraux. After-competition TIP closing ceremony live show: CIRCUS theme - dance all night w/ DJs Löe + Søren Luka.
Bouge ta SCHNECK!
La Schneck

June 15, 2019, 11pm-6am. Derived from the German word Schnecke, meaning snail or slug, it is also the female genital organ. Above all it is a STATE OF MIND! A MADNESS! Come dance to the electro/pop sounds of ROMANO B! STELLA ROCHA and LOLA DU QUETZAL are at the controls of this happy mess.
Music in the streets
La Fête de la Musique 2019

June 21, 2019, annual Summer Solstice evening of music: solos or groups, on corners, in shop doors, public places, marching, dancing, or running as they play, through downtown Paris. Music & percussion of most every nation & subculture in a smorgasbord of sound & song.
Mylène Haussmann and his team present
DOCTOR LOVE Airlines + Fin De Saison

June 22 + July 6, 2019, 11:30pm-6am at Club Haussmann, 23 rue Taitbout. Dangerous liaisons, sensual looks, mind Eyes Wide Shut! A night of fantasies, dreams and hidden desires! Themed decandent club night; grandiose, visionary, hedonistic, epicurean. Pop/Remix/Club Classic, NU- DISCO, House. Special cocktails/ service bottles.
RedWolf Productions festival de 3 jours pour la Marche des Fiertés de Paris
BIG PARIS PRIDE Weekend 2019

June 28-30, 2019, 12am-12:30pm at Docks De Paris. FRI OPENING PARTY. SAT 2-5pm Pride March truck by RedWolf + AussieBum. Then 12-6am BIG OFFER NISSIM: This Is Paris Pride 2019 at Dock Pullman. SUN 6pm-midnight BIG AFTER at Dock Haussmann. See LaBigParty
Depuis plus de 40 ans - La Marche des Fiertés
Pride France

June 29, 2019 (TBC), annual SAT 2-9pm Pride march and events around town wrap up two weeks of events (la Quinzaine des fiertés) beginning June 14. Leaves Tour Montparnasse for place de la Bastille (or place de la République) rally. Schedule online. Up to half a million people come to march and party each year.
Matinée's biggest production is back in Paris for pride
LaLeche! Paris Pride Edition

June 29, 2019, 11:30pm-6:30am. With top international DJs, XXL stage, special effects, sexy dancers and thousands of hot guys from all around the world! Olivier Croft, Tom Morille & Matinée Group, in association with Eliad Cohen, Mika Elmi & PAPA PARTY.
La Fête Nationale
Bastille Day

Annual July 14th celebration, National Day of France. In Paris many events mark the holiday, including parade with the pomp of a state event, followed by fireworks. The date is the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille in 1789, the most symbolic event in the birth of modern France.
Hosted by Revolution Paris and Spirit Of Star
Révolution Paris #2019

July 14, 2019, 10pm-9am. Revolution Paris, 28 bd des Capucines, Paris. Save the date - see details TBA:

Down by the river
Paris Plage

July - August, 2019 (TBC). From early July to late August (9am-midnight), the Seine banks acquire beaches, with palmettos, chaises longues, swimming pools above the river, evening concerts, and sand. Find them: between Pont Neuf near the Louvre to Pont de Sully; at Voie Georges Pompidou; and on the canal at Bassin de la Villette near metro Jaures/Stalingrad, in NE Paris.
Festival Pluridisciplinaire & Alternatif
Jerk Off

Mid-September, 2019 (TBC), eleven days at several Paris venues including: Carreau du Temple; FGO Barbara; Point Éphèmere; and DOC! The 13th edition Festival of Queer and Alternative Cultures. Exposition, burlesque, cabaret performances, dance, films, documentaries, gallery, workshop/discussion group and live music. Wrap-up club night with DJ sets and performances. See:
BIG is back! Enfin plutôt l’AQUABIG! - Hosted by RedWolf
AquaBIG Paris at Aquaboulevard

September 28, 2019, 7:30pm-6am, Aquaboulevard de Paris, 4, rue louis Armand. AQUABIG at the largest indoor waterpark in France w/ DJs MOR AVRAHAMI, KINGSTONE, THIAGO OLIVEIRA, DORIAN M, and TEDDY J. Plus LE BIG SHOW w/ gogo dancers, special effects, lights + video show. Soyez BIG!
48th Annual
Festival d'Automne à Paris 2019

September through December, 2019 - annual festival of theater, performance art, music, dance, visual arts and film; contemporary arts, embracing and combining different art forms. To feature portraits of choreographers Merce Cunningham and La Ribot, plus the second part of the portrait of composer Claude Vivier w/ highlight devoted to director Frank Castorf. Full program in May:
International photography fair
Paris Photo 2019

Early November, 2019 (TBC), at the Grand Palais, Avenue Winston-Churchill. The 22nd Anniversary Edition: 19th-century, modern, & contemporary photography from the world's greatest galleries and editors. See website for more details and to keep up to date with all the latest trends in fine art photography and visual arts all year long:
Cheries - Cheris
Festival de Films Gay & Lesbiens de Paris

Late November, 2019. The 25th annual LGBT film festival at Mk2 Beaubourg + Mk2 Quai de Loire - 8 days of the best international LGBTQ films - over 60 feature films and programs of short films. See their website for details about films and screening times: