Gay listings

Edinburgh Fridays continued

Blaze Lgo. Picardy Place. 478 7434. Fri 5 Sep. 1 lpiit 3am. £3 before midnight; £4 alter. Fortnightly. New club front James Longworth. promising to ignite the gay weekend with a chart arid coiitiitercial/ funky house soundtrack.

Edinburgh Saturdays

Bars Beer Festival Fri 5 Stiit 7 Sep. See Fri.


Eye Candy Massa. 36 3‘) Market Street. 226 4224. llpiti 3am. £10 (£8 or £6 if outrageoUsly dressed). Weekly. Residents (iraeitte Popsiar. Nejat Barton aitd Neil (‘rookston ltost their infamous. glam house party.

Men Only ('laremont. I33 I35 liast (‘lareiiioitt Street. 556 5662. Sat 6 Sep. 8pm. Free. Fortnightly. MS(' and tlte Bears organise the titeit only itight witlt a dress code as wild as yoti like.

Mingin’ Studio 24 (upstairs). ('alton Road. 558 3758. Sat 6 Sep.

10.30pm 5am. £5 before midnight; £6 after. Monthly. (iay-friendly clubbing witlt residents Brian Dempster aitd Alan .l(l.\'.

Wiggle ligo. Picardy Place. 478 7434. Sat 13 Sep. | lpitt 5am. £9. Monthly. Trendy Wendy is joined by Jon Pleased iii the ittaiii ltall while Sally F aitd Michelle hold tlte fort downstairs.

Edinburgh Sundays

Bars Beer Festival Fri 5 Sun 7 Sep. See Fri.


Candle Bar 20 (’andleriggs. 564 1285. 9pm. Free. Lively bar.

Court Bar 6‘) Hutclteson Street. 552 2463. 6.30 10pm. Free. Popular traditional bar.

Delmonica’s 68 Virginia Street. 552 4803. 9pm. Free. DJs. quiz and karaoke. LGBT Centre 1 1 Dixon Street. 221 7203. l laitt midnight. Free. (Tale/bar. Polo Lounge 84 Wilson Street. 553 1221. 10pm laiit. Free. liittertainittettt from Mon to Thu aitd a lively bar at weekends.

Revolver 6a John Street. 553 2456. 8.30pm. Free. Weekly. Popular bar. Sadie Frosts 8 10 West (ieorge Street. 332 8005. Noon~ntidnight. Free. D.|s. karaoke aitd quizzes.

Waterloo Waterloo Street. 22‘) 5891. Noon ittiditigltt. Well known gay bar.


Bennets 90 (ilasst'ord Street. 552 5761. llpitt 3.30am. £3 £6 (£2—£5). lixcellent dance action Wed to Sun and a sttidettt night on Thu.

Cube 34 Queen Street. 226 8990.

1 1.30pm 3am. (‘heesy chart gay itights on Mon (Passionality) and Tue (FUN). Polo Lounge 84 \Vilson Street. 553 1221. 10pm 3am. £5. Fresh. Lush attd Carry on Polo. Fri to Sun.

Health and Support

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

Sandytord lntitiative 2—-6 Saitdyford Place. Sauchiehall Street.

2| I 6700. This centre provides support. counselling and information for women also ltosts a monthly lesbian health clinic (contact 21 l 8130 for more details). a lesbian counselling service and one-off support (contact centre for information or appointment) and the Steve Retson Project's twice weekly sexual health and counselling service for gay men (contact 2| 1 8628 for appointment ).

Glasgow Lesbian Line PO Box 686. (E3 7Tl.. 847 0547. Advice.

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Taste The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. I Ipm .3aitt. £5 before 1 1.30pm; £8 (£6 members) after; £10 non-members on guest DJ nights. Weekly. Tasty brew of house and garage with guest DJs Jon Pleased and .lohit Brownlie providing the sounds on Stiit 24 Aug. Bootylushous ('octeau Lounge. ligo. Picardy Place. 478 7434.

l lpiit 3am. £2. Weekly. New gay/mixed night frottt the boys behind Lush with ('raig and Dale spinning a masterful blend of R&B. soul attd funk.

Edinburgh Mondays Clubs Taste The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. llpitt 3am. £5 before 1 1.30pm; £8 (£6 members) after; £10 ttoit-nteittbers oit guest DJ nights. Weekly. Tasty brew of house and garage with guest DJ Pete Doyle providing the sounds on Mon 15 Sep.

Edinburgh Tuesdays Clubs Vibe ligo. Picardy Place. 478 7434. l lpitt -5aitt. £3 (£2 members). Weekly. James Longwonh provides the sounds upstairs at this popular. sparkly. charty party while Nathan Scaittlebury plays art R&B mix downstairs.


CDT on Tuesday The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. Tue ‘) Sep. Monthly. See (ilasgow Wed.

Glasgow Women’s Library (09 1111021816. 552 8345. Open Tue Fri

1 -6pm; Sat 2-5pnt. Women's literature arid the lesbian archive. Also host to meetings of the LIPS group for lesbians and bisexual women urtder 25 (fortnightly).

Homophobic Crime Reporting Contact 847 0647. Open 7 10pm daily. Phace Scotland 4‘) Bath Street. 332 3838. The main service iii the West of Scotland for those affected by HIV/AIDS.

Strathciyde Gay and Lesbian Switchboard PO Box 38. (32 201-1. 847 0447. Open 7 10th daily. Confidential advice.

VividYouth STUC Centre. 333 thxllands Road. 248 1842. Meetings weekly on Tue 7»-‘).30pm for young people aged 15 25.


Clone Zone 45 Virginia Street. 553 2666. Mon-Sat 1 1am-9pm; Sun Noon -‘)pin. Clothing. videos. magazines aitd toys.

Joys-4-Us LGBT (‘entre ll Dixon Street. 221 7203. Noon— 8pm. New lesbian-run shop stocking goodies galore.


LGBT Centre I 1 Dixon Street. 221 7203. Main gay centre hosting Beyond Barriers (challenging homophobia). Steve Retson's gay men's sexual health advice (Thu 5.30~8.30pm). Holistic Healing (iroup (Mon 7.30 - 10pm). Performance (iroup (Mon 7.30pm). and the monthly meetings of OLGA (social group for older lesbians). Icebreakers (for those new to the scene). Bi- (ilasgow. (’rosslyitx (iroup. ()ut oit Sunday infonnal LGBT group. Ll(‘ lesbian social group. Speakeasy poet and writers.


Gay and Lesbian Badminton Group (‘ontact 07985 62l 057. Thu. Weekly.

Glasgow GOC Swimmers (‘ontact 64‘) 5896. 7.30«‘)pnt. Thu. Weekly. Informal session.

Alan Joy pipes up at Mingin’ on Sat 6 Sep

Gay Rambling Group (‘ontaet 950 1081. Monthly.

GOC Cycling Group (‘ontaet 649 5896. Monthly.



Blue Moon Café 1 Barony Street. 557 091 1. Mon Fri 11am 11.30pm; Sat Stiit 9pm 12.30am. Free. lidiitburgh's longest running gay cafe. CC Blooms 23 24 (ireeitside Place. 556 9331. 10.30pm 3am (bar from 6pm). Free. See (‘lubs aitd also hosts Icebreakers (monthly) for those ttew to the scene.

Habana (ireenside Place. 558 1270. Noon laitt. Free. DJs every Fri attd Sat and qui/okc on Thu.

Flashback 9 Hope Street. 226 ()‘)()I. 4pm laiti. (‘heesy disco attd pop Mon to Sun.

Frenchies Rose Street. 225 765l. 1pm -|aitt. Free. Popular.

The Laughing Duck 24 Howe Street. 220 2376. Mon Thu

I Iaitt 1 1pm; Fri & Sat I laiit 1am: Stiit l 1.30am l lpitt. Stylish. comfy bar.

New Town Bar Dublin Street. 538 7775. Mon Thu .\'oon 1am: Fri Sat .\'oon 2am; Stilt 12.30pm lain. (iay cruise bar aitd underground club. Planet Out (ireettside Place. 524 0061. Mon-Fri 4pm lam; Sat Sun 2pm laitt. Free. Regular fun events. pre-club. DJs including Trendy Wendy (Mon). quizzes and bingo.

The Regent 2 Moittrose 'l'errace. 661 8198. Stiit Thu llaitt midnight: Fri Sat 1 Iain, laitt. Alan Joy ‘s new venture sees hint opening the newest gay bar iii the capital.

Sala 60 Broughtoit Street. 478 706‘). Tue Stiit l lam I Ipm. Free. The LGB (‘eittre‘s cafe is newly reopened for fresh food all day.


CC Blooms 2.3 24 (ireensidc Place. 556 9331. 10.30pm 3am (bar from 6pm). Free. .-\ bar and cltib w tilt a

play list of high camp aitd disco classics.

Health and Support

Lesbian Line 5570751. Mon iv Thu 7.30 10pm. llelpliite.

LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing ‘) lltm e Sheet. .523 Ill)”. New centre opened to ptoittote lesbian. gay. bisexual aitd traitsgeitdei' health The Httb litforittattoit ('eitti‘e w ill be open Mon 4 8pm & Wed 3 7pm. LGBT Police Link 1.01; (‘enti-e. (i0 Broughtoit Street. .\10it6 7pm. \VCClsly. (till 020 .5 l 38/(t2l) 5 l4” Il ytttl waitt a chat with your coittitttiittty til'l‘tcct‘.

Lothian Gay and Lesbian Switchboard 556 4019. 7.30 (0pm every day. Helpline.

LGBT Youth Scotland (‘ontaet 622 2266 (Office) or 0845 l 131) 005 (Youthliite). Social events (or l.(iBT under 26.

Waverley Carte Solas. 2/4 Abbeytitouitt. 661 0982. Free. Various services including Juice. a weekly social grotip tor gay itteit af1ected by HIV/AIDS (Fri 2 4pm).


G-Store 5 Barony Street. 477 4756. Scotland's only gay licensed sex shop recently opened iii the spot formerly housing ()tit of the Blue


AD Contact 556 404‘). For lesbians over 40. Meets ntonthly to plan social events. (‘all for ntore details.

LGB Centre 60 Broughton Street. 478 7069. littportant gay centre hosting the Women's (iroup Drop-lit (Thu). (iay Dads Scotlaitd (monthly) as well as Bi-lidinburgh. the social/support group for bisexuals aitd those questioning their sexuality (monthly). Scottish TV/TS Group The Phoenix ('ellar Bar. 46 Broughton Street. 557 ()234. Monthly.


Gay Men’s Swimming Group (‘oittact 226 4476. Mon 8pm. Weekly. GOC Cycling Group ('oittact 0870 321 5894. Monthly.

Gay Outdoor Group (‘oniaet 556 8705. Monthly.