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Rawhide: Iconic Gay Bar in New York will Close

The rent goes up…

and we lose an iconic gay bar in New York.

New York gay bar Rawhide is expected to close its doors by the end of the month.

Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York
blog reports that the leather bar’s landlord will raise the rent from
$15,000 to $27,000, effectively pricing the establishment out of its
Chelsea location at Eighth Avenue and 21st Street. The last day of
operation will  be March 31.

As Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York and Towleroad both
point out, New York City mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn spoke fondly
of the establishment, which opened in 1978, as part of a recent New York magazine profile

Folsom Street East presents: A Fetish for Fashion February 12


For those of us who prefer our roses thorny and our candy hard,

 Folsom Street East  proudly presents

A Fetish for Fashion,

our first annual runway show and charity auction to benefit the LGBT Community Center. We invite you to join us on the 3rd floor of 208 West 13th Street on Saturday, February 12th for an evening of polymorphously provocative fetishwear from The NY Eagle Shop, The Leather Man, Wonderwear, and ManSkins NYC.

The night’s festivities will also include a special appearance by #1 Billboard charting artist Sylvia Tosun , who will be performing her new single, “World Keeps Turning.”


We can’t think of a better way to kick off Fashion Week in NYC — and support a worthy cause — than with a runway presentation showcasing some of the city’s fiercest leather/fetish/kink-wear designs.

In addition to the runway presentation, this year’s event will also include a cocktail reception and silent auction of luxury adult items to benefit The Center – including our own “Million-Dollar Jock,” which would make even the bravest Victoria’s Secret model blush and turn in her wings.  


Doors open at 7pm on Saturday night, with the show kicking off around 8pm.
 
Admission for the cocktail reception, auction, and fashion show is $10 for standing room and $15 for seats (while they last) and includes one drink ticket.

The after-party will be held at the NY Eagle on 28th Street, with drink specials throughout the evening for fashion show attendees presenting their FSE wristband.

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