After making a splash in the fashion industry, winning the coveted CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2015, Gypsy Sport is using it's connections in the nightlife and LGBTQ+ communities to put on its first festival of sorts, timed for Pride in an effort to celebrate those who might not feel welcome at other events called GSPOT.
"Pride can be a very intimidating experience for fat or disabled people," Rio Uribe, founder of the brand told Out. "Not to mention, the circuit parties are all the same: buff cis boys only, overpriced drinks, and corporate rainbow merch everywhere. I wanted to create something different, a fun party with substance and real opportunities for building community."
With a panel featuring Munroe Bergdorf, Aaron Philip, Emilia Ortiz, and Blanco, GSPOT isn't just meant to be a safe space to enjoy one another's company, but also to talk about intersectional issues, love, sex, and hot topics. But, as with any good event, there's quite a stand out lineup of performances and DJs.
Performances include Imp Kid, West Dakota, Miss Toto, Serena Tea, Buff, Pan Dulce and more. There will also be three short film screenings -- one is about Aaron Philips and another will spotlight personal tales from Stonewall. The roof will play host to a rotating lineup of DJs like Dicap, LA Olympics and Nar.
"My brand is officially five years old this year, and after so many runway shows and parties I decided to create a spin-off," Uribe says. "We made it cool in fashion to celebrate diversity, now I want to bring that same energy to Pride." The event also expects a line-up of brand friends like Jazelle Zanaughtti, Slick Woods, Rico Nasty, and more.
While the official location hasn't been announced yet, the event will take place, 2 p.m. - 10 p.m. on June 29 in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Tickets are on sale now.