AboutJade Yumang

For a whole year while still living in NYC, I collected this gay guide that comes out weekly. NEXT was a free guide available in queer and queer-friendly sites in NYC: gay bars, dives, pubs, sex stores, and bookstores. It became a way for me to map and insert myself physically in these places. This series also acted as a visual diary where I carved the magazine with a scalpel as a way to dig deeper and respond to a proscribed fast-paced life of partying and mingling in a specific gay culture that is celebratory and oftentimes unsustainable.

What is shown here is a selection from the series.