The Everybooty Story

Inspired by the boundary-busting Pride festivities of San Francisco and a sense that NYC was missing a truly queer pride celebration, Spank (Sean Bumgarner, William Lynn, and Jason Roe), Hey Queen (Sarah Jenny and Avory Agony), and Pussy Faggot (Earl Dax) came together to launch EVERYBOOTY in 2011. Drawing from their expertise as curators, artists, DJs, and activists, the team envisioned an inclusive, trans-disciplinary immersive experience that reflected the New York City LGBTQ+ community.

The first Everybooty was held at three locations on North 6th Street in Williamsburg Brooklyn: Public Assembly, the Loft at Public Assembly, and Cubana Social. Coinciding with the New York State approval of same sex marriage this event drew a crowd of over 2,000 attendees. In 2012 an all-day party was held at the former outdoor DeKalb Market in Downtown Brooklyn. The 2013 installment, the first at the BAM Fisher, transformed the building into the ultimate party venue, with performances and music taking place on four floors. Everybooty continued to call BAM home through 2018.

Everybooty’s curators have created a yearly pride event that celebrates local artists and succeeds in bringing together the too often fractured queer communities of New York City. Contributing curators have included Ricardo Francis, Big Art Group (Caden Manson and Jemma Nelson), and Caleb Hammons.

In 2019 the remaining founding Everybooty team members exited the role of active curators and have entrusted BAM to continue the vision and tradition of a four-floor, more-is-more art party with all the glitteriest critters of the queer art and nightlife worlds.