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Burning Man 2023: Where you’ll find the queer crowd on the Playa

Veteran bromosexual Burner Bam Bam chugging beer from a Stanley Cup replica at the queer camp  Glamcocks.
Veteran bromosexual Burner Bam Bam chugging beer from a Stanley Cup replica at the queer camp Glamcocks.

It’s once again that time of year when 80,000 freaks and geeks from across the globe converge on the Black Rock Desert of Nevada for Burning Man. A radically expressive amalgam of counter-culture, this ephemeral city functions as a funhouse mirror to the mainstream metropolises of the default world. Nested within the dusted dreamscape of Burning Man’s Black Rock City, among the fire-spewing cephalopod robots and art cars, are civic touchstones such as a post office, spiritual centers, and even gayborhoods.

Like their default world analogs of the Castro, Hell’s Kitchen, and West Hollywood, the gayborhoods of Burning Man offer their LGBTQ+ communities athletic centers, dive bars, cultural gatherings, and wild parties.

In the spirit of gifting, one of Burning Man’s core principles, we’ve compiled this list of the top ten gayest events at this year’s Burn…

Pole Dancing Lesson! Learn to Ride the Pole like a Pro!

Pole dance instructor Victor "Hoops" Tang working the Kostume Kult  catwalk at Burning Man 2022.
Pole dance instructor Victor “Hoops” Tang working the Kostume Kult catwalk at Burning Man 2022.

Ever wanted to pole dance like a professional? Victor “Hoops” Tang, a former dancer for the likes of Beyonce, Madonna, and Missy Elliott, will be bringing his skills to the Playa and offering pole dancing lessons. BYOH (Bring your own heels!)

Tighty Whities Tuesday

The FruitPOP boys sporting their skivvies at last year's inaugural Tighty Whities Tuesday party.
The FruitPOP boys sporting their skivvies at last year’s inaugural Tighty Whities Tuesday party.

Slip into your skivvies and slide Risky Business-style over to FruitPOP for the Playa’s hottest underwear party. White briefs are highly encouraged.

Catpocalypse, Meow!

Spend the last of your nine lives with the GlamCats and their mewling feline-up killin’ it like curiosity.  Whether you’re a cute lil’ kitty or a sexy jungle stalker, come sleek across the catwalk and you might just find yourself a bowl of warm cream.

Adult Baby Lemonade Stand

Camp Fur

Curious about ABDL? Indulge your inner child at this “littles” lemonade stand courtesy of Burning Man’s premiere Furry camp. Free diapers, while they last.

Creature Sexploration: Consent-Based Safer Sex Play Party

Gnder Blender

A super hot, sexy, safer, consent-based play party that centers on resilient identity, trans, nonbinary, queer, and nonconforming BIPOC. All backgrounds, races,  and abilities are welcome. ALL genders are welcome always!


Beaverton’s infamous play party! Cuddle, play, watch, give, receive, whatever you want in a safe environment inside the beautiful Beaver Dome. Bring your own toys or try some of theirs. Safer sex supplies like lube, gloves, hand sanitizer, and condoms will be available. Women, NB, & trans only, please.

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