Mlngin’ Studio 24 (upstairs). Calton Road. 558 3758. Sat 27 Dec. 10.30pm—3am. £5 before midnight; £6 after. Monthly. Gay-friendly clubbing with residents Brian Dempster and Alan Joy.

Velvet The Commplex. 39—40 Commercial Street. 555 5622. Sat 3 Jan. 10pm—2am. £6 (2 for 1 before


Court Bar 69 Hutcheson 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 I 1 Dixon Street. 221 7203. l latn—midnight. Free. Cafe/bar. The Merchant Pride 20 Candleriggs. 564 1285. 9pm. Free. Formerly the Candle Bar and now under new gay ownership. there is nightly entertainment promised at this newest arrival on the scene.

Polo Lounge 84 Wilson Street. 553 1221. l0pm~lam. Free. Iintertainment from Mon to Thu and a lively bar at weekends.

Revolver 6a John Street. 553 2456. 8.30pm. Free. Weekly. Popular bar. Waterloo Waterloo Street. 229 5891. Noon-midnight. Free. Well known gay bar.


Bennets 9() (ilassl‘ortl Street. 552 5761. 11pm—3.30am. £3~ £6 (£2 -£5). Iixccllent dance action Wed to Still and a student night on Thu.

Cube 34 Queen Street. 226 8990.

1 1.30pm 3am. Cheesy chart gay nights on Mon (Passionality) attd Tue (Fl'N). Polo Lounge 84 Wilson Street. 55.3 1221. 10pm 3am. £5. Flesh. I.ush and Carry on Polo. Fri to Sun.

Health and Support

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

Sandyford Intltlative 2—6 Sandyford Place. Sauchiehall Street. 21 l 6700. Centre providing support. counselling and information for women also hosts 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 21 l 8628 for appointment).

Glasgow Lesbian Line PO Box 686. G3 7Tl.. 847 0547. Advice. Glasgow Women’s Library l()9 Trongate. 552 8345. ()pen Tue—Fri l—6pm; Sat 2--5pm. Women's literature

There’s no place like home at the GFT, Glasgow, Sun 4 an

10.30pm—£5). Monthly. A new venue for the club night for gay girlies and their invited gay boy friends. Wiggle Ego. Picardy Place. 478 7434. Sat 3 Jan. 1 lpm—3am. £9. Monthly. Trendy Wendy is joined by Jon Pleased in the main hall while Sally F and Michelle hold the fort downstairs.

Edinburgh Sundays


BootyLUSHous Cocteau Lounge. Iigo. Picardy Place. 478 7434.

l lpm--—3am. £2. Weekly. Gay/mixed night featuring 1)] Dale Lush playing a masterful blend of R&B. soul and funk and ramping tip the fun for a Bootyll'SHous Xmas Block Party on Stilt 21 Dec.

Taste The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. I lpm—-3am

( l lpm-—-5am Sun 28 Dec). £5 before

1 1.30pm; £8 (£6 members) after; £10 non-members on guest 1)] nights. Weekly. Tasty brew of house and garage. Tackno Massa. 36-39 Market Street. 226 4224. Sun 28 Dec. 10.30pm—3am. £3-£6. Monthly. Cheesy charty tunes from Trendy Wendy.

Other Events

LGBT Carol Service Augustine L'RC. 41 George IV Bridge. 220 1677. Sun 21 Dec. 6pm. Free. Top up your Christmas spirit at Edinburgh's seventh Annual LGBT Community carol service.

Edinburgh Tuesdays


Vibe Ego. Picardy Place. 478 7434.

1 lpm—3am. £3 (£2 members). Weekly. James Longworth provides the sounds upstairs at this popular. sparkly. charty party while Nathan Scantlebury plays an R&B mix downstairs.

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I Erasure Electro favourites bring their infectious pop to Scotland for Hogmanay. See supplement.

I Fame Legwarmers to the fore for a trip to the New York School of Performing Arts. See Theatre.

I Posse The legendary choreographer's greatest creations are celebrated. See Dance.

I Eddie lmrd The comedian and all round renaissance man brings his Sex/e tour to Glasgow. See Comedy.

I Musicals for All Glitzy evening for anyone who loves musical theatre. See Theatre.

and the lesbian archive. also host to meetings of the LIPS group for lesbians and bisexual women under 25 (fortnightly) and the new LIPS group for women aged 18 or under (contact Shona Bruce on 552 8345 for more details on meeting times).

Homophobic Crime Reporting Contact 847 0647. Open 7—l0pm daily. Phace Scotland 49 Bath Street. 332 3838. The main service in the West of Scotland for those affected by HIV/ AIDS.

Strathclyde Gay and Lesbian Switchboard PO Box 38. (12 201i. 847 0447. Open 7—10pm daily. Confidential advice.

VividYouth STl'C Centre. 333 Woodlands Road. 248 18-12. Meetings weekly on Tue 7—9.30pm for young people aged 15*25.


Clone Zone 45 Virginia Street. 553 2666. Mon- Sat 1 Iain 9me Sun

Noon -9pm. Clothing. videos. magazines and toy s.

Joys-4-Us LGBT Centre ll Dixon Street. 221 7203. Nooti 8pm. New lesbian rttn shop stocking goodies galore.


LGBT Centre I 1 Dixon Street. 221 7203. Main gay centre hosting Beyond Barriers (challenging homophobia). Steve Retson gay men’s sexual health advice (Thu 5.30 8.30pm). Holistic Ilealing (iroup (Mon 7.30 10pm). Performance (iroup (Mon 7.30pm). and the monthly meetings of ()I.(}A (social group for older lesbians). Icebreakers (for those new to the scene). Bi- Glasgow. Crosslynx Group. Out on Sunday informal LGBT group. LIC lesbian social group. Speakeasy poet and writers.


Gay and Lesbian Badminton Group Contact ()7985 621 ()57. Thu. Weekly.

Glasgow GOC Swimmers Contact 649 5896. 7.30— 9pm. Thu. Weekly. Informal session.

Gay Rambling Group Contact 950 1081. Monthly.

GOC Cycling Group Contact 649 5896. Monthly.



Bar Java 48—52 Constitution Street. 553 2020. 8—lam. A relaxed and informal atmosphere is promised at this new venue in the heart of Leith. In addition to the bar providing meals all day there are hotel facilities atid there will be a weekly Pink Night on Wednesdays and live music.

Blue Moon Cafe 1 Barony Street. 557 091 l. Mon—Fri l latn—l 1.30pm; Sat—Sun 9ptn—l2.30am. Free. Edinburgh's longest running gay cafe.

CC Blooms 23—24 Greenside Place. 556 9331. 10.30pm—3am (bar frotn 6pm). Free. See Clubs and also hosts Icebreakers (monthly) for those new to the scene. Habana Greenside Place. 558 1270. Noon—1am. Free. DJs every Fri and Sat and quizoke on Thu.

Flashback 9 Hope Street. 226 0901. 4pm—lam. Cheesy disco and pop Mon to Sun.

Frenchies Rose Street. 225 765]. lpm- l atn. Free. Popular.

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

l lam—1 1pm; Fri 8; Sat 1 lain—1am; Sun I 1.30am-l lptn. Stylish. comfy bar which also hosts monthly lunchtime meetings of Kilts. the group for men who wear and admire kilts (contact 07800 891702 for further information). New Town Bar Dublin Street. 538 7775. Mon-Thu Noon— lam: Fri Sat Noon—2am: Sun 12.30pm-- lam. (iay cruise bar and underground club. Planet Out Greenside Place. 524 0061. Mon—Fri 4ptn—lam; Sat—Sun 2pm-lam. Free. Regular fun events. pre- club. DJs including Trendy Wendy (Mon). quizzes and bingo.

The Regent 2 Montrose Terrace. 661 8198. Sun—Thu Ham—midnight: Fri—Sat l lam—1am. Alan Joy‘s new venture sees him opening the newest gay bar in the capital.

Sala 60 Broughton Street. 478 7069. Tue—Sun l lam—1 1pm. Free. The LGB Centre's cafe is newly reopened for frein food all day.


CC Blooms 23—24 Greenside Place. 556 9331. 10.30pm—3am (bar frotn 6pm). Free. A bar and club with a playlist of hiin catnp and disco classics.

Health and Support

Lesbian Line 557 ()751. Mon & Thu 7.30—10pm. Helpline.

LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbelng 9 Howe Street. 523 l 100. New centre opened to promote lesbian. gay. bisexual and transgender health. The Hub lnfortnation Centre will be open Mon 4—8pm & Wed 3—7pm. LGBT Police Link LGB Centre. 60 Broughton Street. Mon 6—7pm. Weekly. Call 620 5138/62() 5140 if you want a chat with your community officer.

Lothian Gay and Lesbian Switchboard 556 40-19. 7.30--l()pm every day. Helpline.

LGBT Youth Scotland Contact 622 2266 (Office) or 0845 1 130 005 (Youthline). Social events for LGBT under 26.

Waverley Care Solas. 2/4 Abbeymount. 661 0982. Free. Various services including Juice. a weekly social group for gay men affected by HIV/AIDS (Fri 2—4pm).


O-Store 5 Barony Street. 477 4756. Scotland‘s otin gay licensed sex shop recently opened in the spot formerly housing ()ut of the Blue.

SOClal AD Contact 556 4049. For lesbians over 40. Meets monthly to plan social events. Call for more details. LGB Centre 60 Broughton Street. 478 7069. Important gay centre hosting the Women's Group Drop-1n (Thu). Gay Dads Scotland (monthly) as well as Bi-Edinburgh the social/support group for bisexuals and those uestioning their sexuality (monthly). cottlsh TV/TS Group The Phoenix Cellar Bar. 46 Broughton Street. 557 0234. Monthly.


Caledonian Thebans Contact 07074 843226 for information on training and matches. Scotland‘s first gay and gay friendly rugby club. Gay Men’s Swimming Group Contact 226 4476. Mon 8pm. Weekly“. GOC Cycling Group Contact ()870 321 5894. Monthly.

Gay Outdoor Group Contact 556 8705. Monthly.

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