Gay listings

Edinburgh Saturdays continued

Mingin’ Studio 24 (upstairs). Calton Road. 558 3758. Sat 14 & 28 Dec. 10.30pm—3am (Sat 14 Dec): 10.30pm—5am (Sat 28 Dec). £5 before midnight; £6 after. Fortnightly. Gay- friendly clubbing with residents Brian [)empster and Alan Joy with guest I)Js on Sat 28 Dec ensuring the Christmas fun continues.

Joy Ego. Picardy Place. 478 7434. Sat 21 Dec. 11pm-3am. £10 (£8). Monthly. Residents Maggie and Alan whoop it up in the Main Hall with guest DJ Brett King while Cocteau Lounge residents Trendy Wendy and Sally F do their thing. MsDemeanour Phoenix Cellar Bar. 48 Broughton Street. 557 0234. Sat 21 Dec. 8.30pm—2.30am. £5 (£4 for T- girls). Monthly. Evening exclusively for transvestites and transsexuals. Tackno’s White Christmas Masked Ball ()cean Terminal. Leith. Contact 220 3234 for tickets and information. Sat 14 Dec. 10pm. £12. Trendy Wendy provides the soundtrack to her very own winter wonderland.

Edinburgh Sundays


AKA Fri 13—Sun 15 Dec. See Fri.

A Taste of Honey Fri l3—Mon 16 Dec. See Fri.

L.I.E. Fri 20—Tue 24 Dec. See Fri. Some Like it Hot Sat 2|. Tue 24 & Sun 29 Dec. See Sat.


Taste The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 1 lpm—3am. £10 (£8). Weekly. Tasty brew of house and garage with Jon Pleased playing his quarterly residency on Sun 29 Dec.

Tackno (.‘lub Mercado. 36 39 Market Street. 226 4224. Sun 29 1)ec.

lt’).30pm-—3am. £3v~£6. Monthly. Trendy Wendy in her tnost celebrated showcase.

Edinburgh Mondays


A Taste of Honey Fri 1.3 Mon 16 Dec. See Fri.

L.I.E. Fri 20 Tue 24 Dec. See Fri. Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music Festival Theatre. 13 29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. Mon 30 & Tue 3| l)ec. 6.30pm. £12.50. Wintple wearing is not compulsory bttt is highly recommended.

Edinburgh Tuesdays


L.I.E. Fri 20 Tue 24 Dec. See Fri. Some Like it Hot Sat 21. Tue 24 8; Sun 29 Dec. See Sat.

Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music Mon 30 & Tue 31 Dec. See .\lon.


Vibe Ego. Picardy‘ Place. 478 7434.

1 lptn—3atn. £2. Weekly. James Longworth provides the sounds at this popular. glitter-fest with free entry to ‘Christmas: The Party" on Tue 24 Dec if you bring DJ James a prezzy'.

Joy Hogmanay Party Iigo. Picardy Place. 478 7434. Tue 3| Dec. 11pm-5am. £20 (£18). I)Js Maggie Joy. Alan Joy and Brett King rittg in the New Year in the tnain hall while Sally F 8; 1)] Michelle provide the Ilogmanay sounds downstairs at what promises to be the capital‘s largest gay New Year party. The Big Splash ()cean Terminal. Leith. Contact 220 3234 for tickets arid information. Tue 31 Dec. 9pm- 3am. £25. New Y‘ar extravaganza featuring Trendy Wendy. Jon Pleased and Betty Ford on the decks with a very special DJ set from

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Edinburgh Wednesdays

Clubs Save the Turkey Taste. ligo. Picardy' Place. 478 7434. Wed 25 Dec.


Bennet’s 9()(ilass1‘ort1 Street. 552 5761. llptn 3.30am. £3 £6 (£2 £51. Dance action Wed to Sttn and a stttdent night on Thu.

Cube 34 Queen Street. 226 8990.

1 1.30pm 3am. £3 (£2 with flyerl. (‘heesy' chart gay nights on Mon (Passionality) and Tue (1-‘.l,'.N. 1.

Mercury Lounge 142 Bath Lane. 248 1777. Bar open from 5pm; (lab

I 1pm 3am. Free. lintertainment seven nights a week at (ilasgow‘s newest gay venue. There are clttb nights upstairs every night except Sttn and .‘vlon featuring resident I)Js Jott Pleased on Fri and Sat and Michelle (Joyl on Tue and Wed. 1)rag performers up the glamour stakes on Fri. Sat and Sttn while there‘s a student night. (‘amptts. on Tue. a ladies night. Biva. on Wed and comedy on Thu.

Polo Lounge 84 Wilson Street. 553 1221. 10pm 3am. £5. (‘luh nights Fresh. Lush attd (‘arry on Polo. Fri to Sun.


Candle Bar 20 ('andleriggs. 564 1285. Mon— Fri 4.30pm: Sat & Sttn noon. Free. Lively bar which is a disco delight on Wed. Fri attd Sat. :\ttgie() hosts an outrageous cabaret karaoke on Sun while (‘hris .\liller takes the reigns on a Thu. Court Bar 69 Hutcheson Street. 552 2463. 6.30 10pm. Free. Popular traditional bar with live music on a Sat afternoon and karaoke on Sun. Delmonica’s 68 Virginia Street. 552 4803. 9pm. Free. I)Js on Fri. Sat. Mon. Tue and Wed. quiz on Thu and karaoke on Sttn.

LGBT Centre 11 Dixon Street. 221 7203. llatn Midnight. Free. Coffees. food and drink plus karaoke from Fri to Sttn.

Mercury Lounge 142 Bath Lane. 248 1777. Bar open front 5pm. Free. See Clubs.

Polo Lounge 84 Wilson Street. 553 1221. 10pm <Iam. Free. lintertainment from Mon to Thu.

Revolver 6a John Street. 553 2456. 8.30pm. Free. Weekly. Popttlar bar with I)Js on the first Fri of the month.

Sadie Frosts 8 10 West (ieorge Street. 332 8005. Noon Midnight. Free. I)Js (Fri and Sat). karaoke (Thul and qui/ (Wed). Tue combines the lot and comes tip with qui/oke.

Waterloo Waterloo Street. 229 5891. Noon Midnight. Well known gay bar with I)Js Thu Sun.


Clone Zone 45 Virginia Street. 553 2666. Mon Sat llatn 9pm: Stttt Noon 9pm. Wide range of clothing. videos. mags and toys.


Beyond Barriers 1.01312 Dixon Street. 574 0242. (‘hallenging ltomophobia through trainittg. information and education.

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

Centre for Women’s Health 2 Sandyford Place. 21 1 6700. Information for women and specific services for lesbians.

Glasgow Lesbian Line Pt) Box 686. (i3 7TL. 552 3355. Advice and support. Glasgow Women’s Library 109 'I'rongatc. 552 8345. Open Tue Fri 1 6pm: Sat 2 5pm. Women's literature and the lesbian archive.

1 lptn 3am. £10 (£81. Taste. the popular house and garage night. joins forces with Space Face for a (‘hristmas bash. Best of Taste and Lovely The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. Wed 1 Jan. 11pm 5am. £12 (£101. New Year's Day celebrations featuring the very best tunes from 2002.

Phace West 49 Bath Street. 332 3838. The main service in the west of Scotland for those affected by lll\'/.-\11)S.

Steve Retson Project 2 Sandyford Place. 21 l 8601. Open Tue s Thu

5.30 8.30pm. Sexual health advice and counselling for gay men.

Strathclyde Lesbian & Gay Switchboard PO Box 38. (i2 201i. 332 8372. Open 7 10pm daily. (‘onfidential advice.



CC Blooms 23 24 (ireenside Place. 556 9331. 10.30pm 73am (bar from 6pm). Free. :\ bar and clttb with a playlist of high camp.


Blue Moon Café 1 Barony Street. 557 091 1. Mon Fri llattt 1 1.30pm. Sat Sun 9pm - 12.30am. Free. lidinbttrgh's longest rttnning gay cafe.

Nexus 60 Broughton Street. 478 7069.

| 1am 1 1pm. Free. The LUB ('entre's cafe. CC Blooms 23 24 (ireenside Place. 556 9331. 10.30pm 3am (bar frotn 6pmt. Free. See ('lubs.

l-labana (irecnside Place. 558 I270. Noon lam. Free. Popular drinking and mingling spot with I)Js every Fri and Sat and qui/oke on Thu.

Flashback 9 Hope Street. 226 0901. 4pm lam. 70s and 80s feel with cheesy disco and pop Mon to Sun.

Frenchies Rose Street. 225 7651.

1pm 1am. Free. Popular chill'n'chat spot. The Gilded Saloon 2.3.3 (‘ovvgate 226 6550. 9pm lam. Free. livery Sttn the Saloon holds the pre-club session for Taste at the Liquid Rooitt.

The Laughing Duck 24 Howe Street. 220 2376. Mon Thu 1 lain l lptn. Fri & Sat 1 Iain lattt. Sun 1 1.30am 11pm. Stylish. comfy bar. conducive to chatting and ttterrymakittg. hosts the gotli'n'StvM night. Velvet (Trains. every six weeks. New Town Bar Dublin Street. 538 7775. Mon Thu noon lattt. Fri «Sat

Noon 2am. Stm 12.30pm lam. (iay cruise bar attracting a slightly older crowd. Sexy underground clttb at weekends.

Planet Out (ireenside Place. 524 0061. .\1on-Fri4pm latn. Sat Stm 2pm 1am. Free. Fine bar with I)Js every .\1on night. a mm on Tue and Trendy Wendy ('lacknoi doing her stuff every Mon and bingo hosted by ltna lloore every Wed.


Out of the Blue Barony Street. 478 7048. .\1on Fri 1 lam 7pm. Sat

1 lam 6pm. Sun 12pm 6pm. Books. mags. toys.

Bobbie’s Bookshop 2211 .‘vtorrison Street. 538 7069. Mon-Sat 10am 5.30pm. Stocks a wide selection of gay maga/ines.


AD (‘ontact 5564049. For lesbians over 40. Meets monthly to plan social C\C11ls. Dykes Night Out Po Box 169. lift! 31.1'. Social evenings for women. Lesbian Line 557 0751. .\1on & 'I'hti 7.30 10pm. Helpline.

LGBT Police Link |.(i13 ('cntre. 60 Broughton Street. Mon 6 7pm. Weekly. ('all 620 5138/620 5140 if you want a chat with your commttnity officer.

Lothian Gay and Lesbian Switchboard 556 4049. 7.30 10pm every day. Helpline.

Stonewall Youth Project (‘ontaet 622 2266 (Officcl or (1845 1131) 005 (Yottthlinet. Social events for l.(iBT under 26.