Future Lovers: Inside Madonna and The Misshapes’ Pride Celebration
As we ready ourselves for a weekend packed with Pride gatherings, the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies climbed to the rooftop of the Standard Hotel on Thursday night for a celebration of love and resistance. Madonna’s fête brought all manner of New York glitterati together for a night of endless champagne and live DJ sets from the likes of Honey Dijon, Kaytranada, and Eli Escobar. Most importantly, M auctioned off a few Polaroids of herself, with help from the actor Zachary Quinto, to benefit The Ali Forney Center, Haus of Us, and The Door: three NYC-based non-profits creating safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ youth.
The evening culminated in Madonna dancing after hours at Le Bain with Telfar, Lourdes, The Misshapes, and all of the New York children as Kaytranada played Britney, funk, and sampled Junior Vasquez’ “If Madonna Calls.” Yes, Madonna megafans, we can confirm that late last night Madonna was in NYC vogueing in satin opera gloves to “If Madonna Calls” at 4 AM. We saw it, and we live for it. Below, catch a glimpse of the Pride event of the season, immortalized in Polaroids of Lourdes Leon, Violet Chachki, LaQuan Smith, and countless other nightlife legends. Life’s a ball, so get up on the dance floor.