From left: Danny Taylor; Fet Fet; Harry Charlesworth; Ladyfag wears her own COMME DES GARÇONS dress and MARC JACOBS shoes; Nicky Doll; Linux; Katie Rex; Michael Magnan; and Gage Boone in Brooklyn, New York. Photographed by Robert Nethery.

Ladyfag Will Help You Find Yourself...Or Lose Yourself...Or Both

The party priestess wants to create a refuge for "other people."

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Feb 6 2019, 5:18pm

From left: Danny Taylor; Fet Fet; Harry Charlesworth; Ladyfag wears her own COMME DES GARÇONS dress and MARC JACOBS shoes; Nicky Doll; Linux; Katie Rex; Michael Magnan; and Gage Boone in Brooklyn, New York. Photographed by Robert Nethery.

Radical love is an affirmation of life that radiates outwardly as joy and compassion for yourself and your community. For Issue 16, GARAGE profiled an eclectic group of artists, designers, and everyday citizens who have it in spades. Photographed by Robert Nethery. Sittings editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson.

New York can seem nebulous after dark, but ever since Ladyfag arrived on the scene in 2006, nightlife has felt a little more intimate. The writer, performer, events producer, and all-around capital-P personality has produced inclusive, queer-friendly parties everywhere from the Chelsea Hotel to a series of Brooklyn warehouses—gaining the moniker of “nightlife sorceress” from The New York Times—and produces events at Art Basel in Miami yearly.

“Nightlife is often overlooked simply as hedonism and not recognized for its artistic and spiritual side,” Ladyfag tells GARAGE, adding, “I’d like to think I’m helping spread love by creating platforms for other people to be able to find self-love. It’s a place of refuge for many people, especially in the queer community and for a lot of youth in general. The world can be a dark place, and parties can be a cathartic alternative. They’re a place where people can go to find themselves or simply lose themselves in the moment, find their tribe or find true love—or simply find their lover for the night!”

For more on GARAGE's Radical Love series, click here.