Gay Christmas is just around the corner; the perfect excuse to subvert gender roles, dress like a tramp, and live out fantasies. If you're visiting or live in one one of the nation's largest cities, you'll have a massive Halloween forum to showcase your spunk. Here's the 411:
New York(pictured above)
The 45th annual Village Halloween Parade begins at 7 p.m., with a route up Sixth Avenue, from Spring to 16th Street. Dancers, artists, puppets (scary), and 53 bands will line the route. The parade's theme is I AM a Robot! and Machine Dazzle serves as grand marshall. More info here.
Los Angeles/West Hollywood
The famous West Hollywood Carnavale is billed as "the largest Halloween street party in the world." It is indeed massive, taking up the whole of WeHo's Boystown area, and attracts half a million people.
The 22nd annual Halloween on Halsted Parade takes over the Windy City's gay boulevard at 8 p.m. Running on Halsted from Belmont to Addison, the parade is going with a Twisted Circus theme this year. Dress warm — it's going to be in the 40s for Halloween! More info.