Gay listings

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Joy Ego. Picardy Place. 478 7434. 10.30pm-3am. £10(£8). Sat 23 Jun. Fortnightly. Maggie and Alan serve up solid. meaty house in the main room while Trendy Wendy and Sally Finlay stir up chart. pop. and garage downstairs. Please note that this fortnight's date forms part of the Pride Scotland 2001 Festival. Rampage The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 10.30pm—3am. £8 (£5). 23 Jun. Monthly. Hard. fast and uplifting techno action from residents Pearsall and Skelp and very special guest K90 on the main floor. In the Cooler. it‘s slightly down- tempo. funky stuff from Hwatsong. A] Space and Paul C. Please note that this month‘s date forms part of the Pride of Scotland 2001 Festival.

lye Candy Club Mercado. 36—39 Market Street. 226 4224. 1 lpm—3am. £10 (£8); £6 in fancy dress. 23 Jun. Fortnightly. Residents Graeme Popstar. Nejat Barton and Neil Crookston host their infamous. glam house party. Saturday Social Club Java. Commercial Street. 555 5622. 9pm—2am. Free before 10pm: £6 (£4) after. Sat 30 Jun. Fortnightly. Featuring a mix of party hits and quality dance from resident DJ Dale (Lush) and special guest Maggie Joy. Blast Club Mercado. 36-39 Market Street. 226 4224. llpm-3am. £10 (£8). 30 Jun. Fortnightly. The infamous Huggy Burger Queen and his trusty sidekick Markell select the best in filthy. dirty house music.

Oxygen Studio 24. Calton Road. 558 3758. 10pm—3am. Members £8 before midnight. £10 after; non-members £10 before midnight. £13 after. Sat 30 Jun. Fortnightly. Residents Johan and Sarah G work the wildly hedonistic crowd into a hard house frenzy.

Mlngin’ Studio 24 (upstairs). Calton Road. 558 3758. 10.30pm—3am. £5. Sat 30 Jun. Fortnightly. No-nonsense clubbing with hard house and sexy trance from the residents Brian Dempster and Alan Joy.


Planet Out Planet Out. Greenside Place. 524 0061. 2.15pm. Sat 23 Jun. Free. Planet Out are getting into the Pride Scotland mood by offering a free buffet and cocktails after the march. Guest DJ's in the afternoon and evening will make sure the party goes with a swing.

The Claremont The Claremont. 133—135 East Claremont Street. 556 5662. Free. Sat 30 Jun. Fortnightly. Gay night organised by MSC and The Bears with a dress code as wild as you dare.


Scottish TV/TS Group LGB Centre. 60 Broughton Street. 478 7069. l—5pm. Sat 30 Jun. Free. Monthly.

Other Events

Pride Scotland March 2001 11.45am. Sat 23 Jun. Free. The festivities start in East Market Street with a pre-march rally after which the action winds its way to Albany Street where at around 2.15pm the festival will become more community based. with activities/events in the city‘s gay villa ye.

Out ouse The Outhouse. 12a Broughton Street. 557 6668. 2—5pm. Sat 23 Jun. Free. Barbecue with entertainment from Diverse Artists. a collection of LGBT performers from Glasgow providing post-march wind- down.

LOB Centre 60 Broughton Street. 478 7069. 2.15pm. Sat 23 Jun. Free. Has a visual arts display to coincide with Pride Scotland 2001.

The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 2.30pm. Sat 23 Jun. Free. Everyone is welcome as Stonewall. the Equality Network and Outright Scotland host a reception for MSP‘s and others. The Pride awards will be handed out to those who have made outstanding contributions to the lesbian and gay community.

Gay Pride Ceilidh Assembly Rooms. George Street. 556 8997. 8pm—lam. £15 (£12) in advance only. Sat 23 Jun. All proceeds go to the Lothian Gay and Lesbian Switchboard.

Edinburgh Sundays


Taste’s Seventh Birthday The Honeycomb. 15—17 .\'iddry Street. 530 5540. llpm—3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. Sun 7 Jul is the seventh birthday of this hedonistic Sun institution. featuring special guest DJ's Jim ‘Shaft' Ryan. Jon Pleased and Jo Mills.

Tackno Down Under Club Mercado. 36—39 Market Street. 226 4224. 10.30pm—3am. £3—£6. Sun 24 Jun. Monthly. Tackno Down L'nder claims they couldn‘t give a XXXX about anything but will be playing cheesy hits with a definite Aussie theme.

United Club Mercado. 36-39 Market Street. 226 4224. 10pm—3am. Sun 1 Jul. Monthly. The Club Mercado residents (including Trendy Wendy. Markell and Graeme Mclean)join forces to form a united front of uplifting and vocal house. it's a glam crowd so make sure you dress up nice.

Lush Ego. Picardy Place. 478 7434. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Sun 1 Jul. Fortnightly. Commercial dance and pop from Craig Dempster and Dale Wilkinson.

Edinburgh Mondays


Trendy Wendy Planet ()ut. Greenside Place. 5240061. 10.30pm-3am (bar from 6pm). Free. Fortnightly. Trendy Wendy of Tackno fame plays every fortnight (2 Jul) with DJ‘s doing their sttiff on the weeks in between.


Bona Cornucopia Filitihouse. 88

Lothian Road. 228 2688. 6.15. Mon 2 Jul. £3.50—£5.50 (£1.20—£4).

Glasgow Scene


Bennets 90 Glassford Street. 552 5761. 1 lpm—3.30am. £3—£6 (£2—£5). Glasgow‘s longest running gay club open five nights a week with some damn fine dancing Wed to Sun. Thu night is student night.

Polo Lounge 84 Wilson Street. 553 1221. lOpm—3am. £5. Downstairs in the P010 is the place to dance with club nights Fri to Sun with Fresh. Lush and Carry on P010.

Cube 34 Queen Street. 226 8990.

1 1pm—3am. £3 (£2 with flyer). Formerly known as Planet Peach this revamped club holds gay nights on Mon and Tue with Passionality and FUN. both of which plaécheesy chart and handbag house.

0 ar 191 Ingram Street. 559 6844.

l 1pm—3am. £3. This new kid on the block plays disco classics every Tue of the week.


Sadie Frosts 8—10 West George Street. 332 8005. Free. Something for everyone throughout the week with DJs (Fri. Sat and Mon). karaoke (Thu and Sun) and quizzes (Tue and Wed). To be a little bit different Tue blends the quiz and karaoke and comes up with quizoke. Delmonicas 68 Virginia Street. 552 4803. 9pm. Free. Dels has a week packed full of things to keep you amused with DJs on Fri. Satu. Mon and Tue. a quiz on Thu. karaoke on Sun and a games night on Wed.

LGBT Centre 11 Dixon Street. 22I 7203. Free. The bar/cafe in the LGBT not only serves coffees. food and drink but also has karaoke from Fri to Sun and a film night on a Mon.

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Polo Lounge 84 Wilson Street. 553 1221. 10pm—lam. Free. Entertainment from Mon to Thu with everything from laid-back sounds and live music from Tom and Marj at the beginning of the week to funk. disco and requests nearer the weekend.

Revolver 6a John Street. 553 2456. 8.30pm. Free. Weekly. Popular new bar which hosts arcade game and quiz nights on Fri and Tue and also has a superbjuke box which is totally and utterly free. Court Bar 69 Hutcheson Street. 552 2463. 6.30-10pm. Free. A popular traditional bar where you can chill all week apart from Sun when there is karaoke.

Waterloo Waterloo Street. 229 5891. One of Glasgow's best known gay bars. Candle Bar 20 Candleriggs. 564 1285. 9pm. Free. Recently refurbished. this lively bar has karaoke on a Tue and Rob and May Miller playing live on at Thu.

Glasgow Groups

Body Positive 3 Park Quadrant. 332 5010. Support and advice for those affected by HIV/AIDS.

Centre For Women’s Health 2 Sandyford Place. 21 l 6700. Offering a range of information and services to women and specific services for lesbians. Glasgow Lesbian Line PO Box 686. G3 7TL. 552 3355. Giving advice and support either on the phone or by SAE.

Glasgow Women's Library 109 Trongate. 552 8345. Open Tue—Fri l—6pm; Sat 2—5pm. A library full of women‘s literature as well as the lesbian archive. This is also the ideal place to find out about women's events happening across Scotland.

Phace West 49 Bath Street. 332 3838. The main service in the West of Scotland for people who are affected by HIV/AIDS.

Steve Retson Project 2 Sandyford Place. 221 8601. Open Tue 8; Thu 5—8.30pm. Sexual health advice and counselling for gay men.

Strathclyde Lesbian & Gay Switchboard PO Box 38. 02 ZQE. 332 8372. Open 7—10pm daily. Confidential advice for all gay men and lesbians.

Bl-G-Les C/O LGBT. l 1 Dixon Street. 221 7203. Group offering befriending and support network for lesbians. bisexuals and gay men under the age of 25.

Edinburgh Scene


C.C. Blooms 23—24 Greenside Place. 556 9331. 10.30pm—3am (bar from 6pm). Free. A bar and club with a whole host of high camp and disco classics.

The Honeycomb 15—17 Niddry' Street. 530 5540. l 1pm—3am. £8 (£6). Every Sun The Honeycomb play host to Taste. a night of hard house and hedonism with DJs Fisher 8: Price and guests.


C.C. Blooms 23—24 Greenside Place. 556 9331. 10.30pm—3am (bar from 6pm). Free. A bar and club with a whole host of high camp and disco classics.

Habana Greenside Place. 558 1270. Free.

Frenchles Rose Street. 225 7651. Free. Formerly Hotstuff. A place to drink and chat or wait until Sun for the trivia quiz or Wed for karaoke with Titty Galore.

Retrospective of the late Kenneth \\ illiams. with documentary. chat show and vintage footage.


Gay Men’s Swimming Group Call 226 4476. 8pm. Weekly. lnt'ormal swimming session. Call for more information.

Edinburgh Tuesdays


Some Like it Hot Filitiliouse. 88 Lothian Road. 228 2688. Tue 26» Wed 27 Jun. £3.50—£5.50 ( £1.2()~£4 I, Toll} Curtis and Jack l.cmmoii don drag and whoop it up in an all woman band to escape the mob after witnessing the St Valentine‘s Day massacre.

La ceremonie l-‘ilmhouse. 88 Lothian Road. 228 2688. 6.15pm. Tue 3 Jul. £3.5()—£5.50 (L‘lQU—‘tJ-h. lit a French provincial town the friendship between two women becomes intense and has unexpected effects on those around them.

Edinburgh Wednesdays


Some Like it Hot Filmliouse. 88 Lothian Road. 228 2688. TllL‘ 26 & Wed 27 Jun. £3.50~£5.50 (£1.20 £4). See Tue.

Presque Rlen Filmhotisc. 88 Lothian Road. 228 2688. 6.15pm. Wed 4 .lttl. £3.50—L'550 (£1.20—£4). Jei‘emie lilkaim and Stephane Rideau indulge in passion by the sea.


Women’s Group Drop-In 1.01) Centre. 60 Broughton Street. 478 7069. 7pm. Free. Weekly. An informal drop in group for women.

Edinburgh Gay Women’s Group Nexus. Broughton Street. 557 8847. 7pm. Weekly. Social group who meet to chat. discuss and plan future activities.

Blue Moon Cafe I Barony Street. 5570911. Free. lidinbtirgh‘slongest running gay cafe.

Nexus 60 Broughton Street. 478 7069. This cafe/bar is pai‘t of the LUB Centre and serves up good food as well as being a great place to find out what is happening.

Planet Out (ireensidc Place. 524 0061. 9pm—lam. Free. A darn fine bar with DJs every Mon night and Trendy Wendy of Tackno fame doing her stuff every fortnight.

The Gilded Saloon (‘owgate 9pm—lam. Free. livery Sun the Saloon holds the damn convenient pre-club session for Taste at the Honeycomb.

Edinburgh Groups

Dykes Night Out PO Box 169. (£111 3LL'. informal get togethers and social evenings for women.

Stonewall Youth Project PO Box 4040. 556 4040. Regular meetings and social events for lesbians. gay men and bisexuals under the age of 26.

Gay Men’s Health ()asis Drop in Centre. 10a L'nion Street. 558 9444. Free advice and counselling for gay and bi men as well as those questioning their sexuality.

LGBT Police Link LOB Centre. 60 Broughton Street. Mon 6—7pm. Weekly. Call 620 5138. 620 5140 if you want a chat with your community officer. Lothian Gay & Lesbian Switchboard 556 4049. 7.30- 10pm every day. Gay and lesbian helpline giving all types of advice including sexual health and HIV/AIDS. Lesbian Line 557 0751. Mon 8; Thu 7.30—l0pm. Helpline for all lesbian issues.