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Queer and Lesbian Parties Worth Booking a Flight For

LGBTQ+ revelers will converge in cities around the world to experience some of the most epic parties held throughout the year. Get a jumpstart on 2024 and start making plans now for some of the biggest parties for queer, lesbian, nonbinary, and trans folx. 

In an era where spaces for queer women, transgender, and nonbinary people are closing at alarming rates, queer parties are not just a fun night out, but the last gasping breath of cultural preservation for our community. It’s weekly and monthly events that serve as our community centers all over the world. If you’re looking for an unforgettable celebration of love, inclusivity, and glitter-soaked dance floors, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a list of the top floating queer and lesbian parties around the globe that will have you packing your party shoes and booking the next flight out.


Mint (London)

(Photo courtesy of Mint)
(Photo courtesy of Mint)

Founded in 2006 by Nicola Chubb, Mint is not just a party; it’s an institution in London’s LGBTQ+ scene. Known for its vibrant atmosphere and eclectic music, Mint has been the go-to spot for queer women for nearly 20 years. The events are always packed with, between

400 to 600, gorgeous women of various ages. Held at various venues around London, each event is ticketed with a unique blend of live music, DJs, and, of course, plenty of dancing. You can check out their website for upcoming events and ticketing information, but tickets are usually under £20 (approx. $24 US). 


 

Queer Garden (Brooklyn, NY)

(Photo courtesy of Queer Garden)
(Photo courtesy of Queer Garden)

For more than a decade, DJ Whitney Day has brought the heat with her summer party series. Queer Garden, the newest event in a long line of high-production dance parties, takes over Brooklyn each summer. With its vibrant and inclusive high-energy atmosphere, Queer Garden feels like getting invited to the queerest cookout you’ve ever seen. Grab a drink or a burger from one of the food trucks, cheer on the queer drumline performers, or join the annual twerk contest. Queer Garden is famous for its diverse creative crowd, outdoor casual vibes, and welcoming energy. It’s a place where everyone can be themselves while enjoying some fantastic music and cocktails.


 

Hawtmess (Los Angeles)

(Photo courtesy of Hawtmess / Facebook)
(Photo courtesy of Hawtmess / Facebook)

Hawtmess Productions, run by DJ Goodboy, are the hottest queer dance parties in Los Angeles. The HawtMess team are queer magicians creating colorful immersive events always on the pulse of queer trends. They prioritize building a safe and inclusive community space that highlights queer emerging artists, musicians, entertainers, and small queer-owned businesses of all gender identities and cultural backgrounds. Known for its wild themes and even wilder costumes, Hawtmess is a haven for those who love to express themselves unapologetically. Keep an eye on their social media pages for details about the next bash.


 

Eden (Various US Cities)

(Photo courtesy of Jose Lopez Jr Photography / Eden Entertainment / Facebook)
(Photo courtesy of Jose Lopez Jr Photography / Eden Entertainment / Facebook)

Eden Entertainment Group is one of the largest traveling lesbian events in the United States. Their events are known for hosting some of the biggest queer influencers and celebrities as dancers, DJs, hosts, and performers. With events in many of the largest U.S. cities, you never know when they’ll host a pop-up party in your area.  Check their website to see when Eden is in a city near you. 


 

Fiesta Rose Girls (Buenos Aires)

(Photo courtesy of Fiesta Rose Girls)
(Photo courtesy of Fiesta Rose Girls)

Fiesta Rose Girls is South America’s most popular lesbian party and vying for the title of the biggest lesbian dance party in the world. Mastermind DJ Quimey Toro started Rose Girls in Buenos Aires with massive fanfare gaining thousands of attendees to her monthly Mega Rose events. She’s now taking the party on the road to multiple countries including her U.S. debut in Miami. At a Rose Girls party, expect Spanish dance party hits, massive crowds, and parties that last until the early hours of the morning. 


 

Dykon Events (Dublin)

(Photo courtesy of Dykon Events)
(Photo courtesy of Dykon Events)

Mafalda Hrušková is the woman behind Dykon, a series of nightclub events in Ireland. Dykon hosts bi-monthly nightclub events by queer women for queer women, trans and non-binary people. With an inclusive and friendly atmosphere, these parties are known for their energetic dance floors and fun themes. With more than 22 million views on Tiktok, it’s clear they’re making their mark on Dublin’s queer scene. 


 

VIQ (New York City)

VIQ (Photo courtesy of EveryQueer)
VIQ (Photo courtesy of EveryQueer)

VIQ is a luxury queer dinner party brought to you by the team at EveryQueer. Their events bring multicourse meals and open bars to elevated spaces around NYC. Their Friendsgiving VIQ event in partnership with Ceccionis created an opportunity for queer community building outside of the usual lesbian dive bar experience. If queer dance parties are more your speed, EveryQueer also hosts Hydra, their annual queer NYC Pride dance party that focuses on providing a safe and inclusive space for all. Their parties feature some of the city’s best DJs, making it a must-visit for any music-loving queer traveler.



Remember, these parties aren’t just about having a good time; they’re about celebrating who we are and the vibrant community we belong to. So, pack your bags, book your tickets, and get ready to dance the night away at these fantastic queer and lesbian parties. For more travel inspiration and vacation ideas, check out Vacationer’s 9 Events Where Queer womxn Can Turn Up. See you on the dance floor!

Lindsay Cale

Lindsay Cale is a gender non-conforming writer and photographer based in New York City. She has spent the last 10 years traveling the world including stops on all 7 continents. Her interest lies at the intersection of travel, androgynous style, and queer culture.

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