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The Scenemakers

Know your new gay-nightlife power players.


Frankie Sharp
A D.J. from San Francisco, the 32-year-old promoter moved to New York in 2009 to be a wardrobe stylist but left the full-time fashion world when his Everything night at Bedlam took off. He’s easy to spot amid the sea of revelers at his WestGay party—he’s the one wearing Jeremy Scott.

Colin Self
Of all the men in Chez Deep’s “drag sisterhood,” Colin is queen, having made his name via the Clump parties at Williamsburg’s Trophy Bar. He’s also taught Tavi Gevinson’s Rookie girls how to do drag, modeled for indie fashion magazines, and brought his touring act to Berlin, Zagreb, and Istanbul.

This biological woman was first discovered in 2006 by promoter KennyKenny (Palladium, Limelight). He recruited her as a party host, but it wasn’t long before she started throwing her own events, most notably in the basement of the Chelsea Hotel and, more recently, at Open House.

Brandon Voss
Voss started out as a bartender at the original XL, a mid-aughts incarnation of the new Times Square club he now oversees. His parties appeal to the Adonis crowd, which he woos with over-the-top acts like Lil’ Kim, Kylie Minogue, and contestants from RuPaul’s Drag Race.

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