Fortnightly. Residents (iraeme Popstar. Nejat Barton and Neil ('rookston host their infamous. glam house party. Luvely The Liquid Room. ‘)c Victoria Street. 225 2564. Sat .3 Apr. l()piti--3ain. £12 (£10 members). Monthly. Residents Tommy K. (iP. Newton & Stone and Jared serve tip a slice of ftill on. drivittg house. Velvet The (‘ommplex. 3‘) 40 (‘ommercial Street. 555 5622. Sat 3 Apr. l()pm—2am. £6 (two for one before 10.30pm £5). Monthly. A new venue for the clttb night for gay girlies arid their invited gay boy friends.
Joy \‘enue. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. Sat 10 Apr. 1 1pm- 3am. £10 (£8 members). Montltly. The wonderful Alan and Maggie Joy continue to enliven the weekend with their mix of funky. twisted house as Joy settles into its new venue.
Cinema Benzina Fri ‘) Thu 15 Apr. See Fri.
Taste The Liquid Room. ‘)c Victoria Street. 225 2564. llpiii 3am. £5 before
I 1.30pm: £8 (£6 members) after: £10 non- members on guest DJ nights. Weekly. Tasty brew ()f house and garage with Jon Pleased rolling in to perform his quarterly residency on Sun 1 1 Apr. BootyLUSHous Medina Nightclub. Lothian Street. l()pm-3am. £3. Weekly. The Sttnday social settles into its new venue and becomes a weekly affair featuring [)1 Dale Ltish and residents Simmone Black and Pimpster 8; (ice all playing a masterful blend of R621). sotil and funk arid more. DJ Agent Simmone Black guests on Sun 1 1 Apr for all Faster disco bunnies.
Cinema Benzina Fri ‘) Thu 15 Apr. See Fri.
Polysuper—Cheez Mood (‘ltib. ()inni Centre. (ireenside. ()7788 474 414.
l()pm 3am. £1 before 1 1.30am; £3 after (£2 with membership card or discount pass). Weekly. New CliCC/C feast with a mix of 70s, 80s. ‘)0s and the best from today in the company of DJs Polysuper Pete. Ali and guests.
Edinburgh Tuesdays '
Cinema Benzina Fri ‘)-—Thu )5 Apr. See Fri.
Vibe Iigo. Picardy Place. 478 7434.
l lpm—3am. £3 (£2 members). Weekly. James Longworth provides the sotiiids upstairs at this popular. sparkly. charty party while Nathati Scantlebury plays at)
Craig Hill goes Got to the Stand, Glasgow 8. Edinburgh
R'n'B mix downstairs. The best of the Vibe acts including Beverley Rainford. the Vibe Dancers. Mr Alan W (‘ross and more get iii gear on Tue 13 Apr to celebrate the club‘s second birthday party in style.
Tai Chi LGBT (‘entre for Health and Wellbeing. ‘) Howe Street. 523 1100. 7.30pm. A recommended donation will be requested for each class. Weekly. Booking is essential to join in this ten-week programme for lesbian. bisexual and transgender women.
Comedy OOT Tue 13 Apr. See (ilasgow Wed.
Quiz ('afe Sala. Broughton Street. 478 706‘). Tue 6 Apr. 8pm. £2. livery second month. New regular quiz night.
Cinema Benzina Fri ‘)--'l‘liu 15 Apr. See Fri.
The Holy Terror Simon Callow stars as a flawed publishing genius facing a fall from grace. See Theatre.
Pier Paolo Pasolini Retrospective Showing of some of the Italian poet. filmmaker and novelist's greatest contributions to cinema. Of particular gay interest will be Theorem. Medea (Maria Callas' only film role). Pigsty (pictured) and 720 Days of Sodom with its explicit exploration of dominance. power and sex. See Film.
Puppetry of the Penis The name says it all; flaccid and puerile. but fun. See Theatre.
Son Frere Through the chronic illness of his brother. a gay man reunites with his sibling in this French feature. See Film.
Court Bar 6‘) Hutcheson Street. 552 2463. 6.30—10pm. Free. Popular traditional bar.
Delmonica’s 68 Virginia Street. 552 4803. ‘)pm. Free. DJs. quiz and karaoke. LGBT Centre 1 1 Dixon Street. 221 7203. l lain-midnight. Free. (‘afe/bar. The Merchant Pride 20 (‘andleriggs 564 1285. ‘)pm. Free. Formerly the (‘andle 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. l()pm—lam. Free. lintertainment from Mon to Thu and a lively bar at weekends.
Revolver 6a John Street. 553 2456. 8.30pm. Free. Popular bar.
Waterloo Waterloo Street. 22‘) 5891. Noon—midnight. Free. Well known gay bar.
Bennets 9t) (ilassford Street. 552 5761. l lpm—3.30am. £3—£6 (£2—£5). lixcellent dance action Wed to Stiti and a student night on Thu.
Cube 34 Queen Street. 226 8‘)‘)().
l l.30pm—-3am. (‘heesy chart gay nights on Mon (Passionality) and Tue (FL'N ).
Polo Lounge 84 Wilson Street. 553 1221. l()pm-~-3am. £5. Fresh. Lush and (‘arry on Polo. Fri to Stiti.
Health and Support
Body Positive 3 Park Quadrant. 332 5010. Support for those affected by HIV/AIDS.
Sandyford Initiative 2—6 Sandyford Place. Sauchiehall Street. 21 l 6700. (‘entre 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. (13 7Tl.. 847 05-17. Advice.
Glasgow Women’s Library 10‘) Trongate. 552 83-15. ()pen Ttie- Fri l—6pm: Sat 2-—5pm. Women's literature 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 (‘ontact 847 ()647. ()pen 7—-l0pm daily. Phace Scotland 4‘) 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. ()2 201i. 847 ()4-17. ()pen 7--10pm daily. Confidential advice.
VividYouth STL'C ('entre. 333 Woodlands Road. 248 18-12. Meetitigs weekly on Tue 7—‘).30pm for young people aged 15—25.
LGBT Centre 11 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 Healing (iroup (Mon 7.30— l()pm). Performance (iroup (Mon 7.30pm). (‘ommunity Leadership workshops (Tue 7- ‘)pm) and the monthly meetings of ()l.(iA (social group for older lesbians). Icebreakers (for those new to the scene). Bi-(ilasgow. ('rosslynx (iroup. Out on Sunday informal LUBT grotlp. l.1(‘ lesbian social group. Speakeasy poet and writers.
Bar Java 48—52 ('onstitution Street. 553 2020. 8~1am. 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 and there will be a weekly Pink Night on Wednesdays and live music. Blue Moon Cafe 1 Barony Street. 557 ()‘)l 1. Mon—Fri l 1am- 1 1.30pm; Sat-Sun ‘)pm -12.30am. Free. lidinburgh‘s longest running gay cafe.
Claremont Bar 133/135 liast (‘laremont Street. 556 5662. Mon Sat llam-l 1pm; Stiii l2.30pm-- latii. Long time venue for Bear related groups and events the (‘lareiiiont is moving the emphasis to being a ftill time leather bar specialising iii anything from skins atid bears to slaves. fetiin and rubber. taking in uniform and denim on the way.
CC Blooms 23 2-1 (ircenside Place. 556 ‘)33 l. 10.30pm 3am (bar from 6pm). Free. See (‘lubs and also hosts Icebreakers (monthly) for those new to the scene. Habana (ireenside Place. 558 1270. Noon lam. Free. DJs every Fri and Sat and qui/oke on Thu.
Flashback ‘) Hope Street. 226 0‘)01. 4pm—1am. ('heesy disco and pop Mon to Sun.
Frenchies Rose Street. 225 7651. 1pm— 1 atn. Free. Popular.
The Laughing Duck 24 Howe Street. 22() 2376. Mon-~Thu 1 lam- 1 1pm: Fri & Sat 1 lam- lam; Stiii l 1.30am -1 1pm. Stylish. comfy bar which also hosts monthly lunchtime meetings of Kills. the group for men who wear and admire kilts (contact 07800 8‘)1702 for information). New Town Bar Dublin Street. 538 7775. Mon—Thu Noon-1am: Fri-Sat Noon-2am; Stiii 12.30pm» latti. (iay cruise bar and underground club.
Planet Out (ireenside Place. 524 0061. Mon --Fri 4pm- lam: Sat-Sun 2pm-~1am. Free. Pre-cltib. DJs including Trendy Wendy (Mon). quizzes and bingo.
The Regent 2 Moiitrose Terrace. 661 81‘)8. Stiii- Thu 1 1am midnight; Fri Sat
1 latii- lam. Alan Joy's venture sees him opening the newest gay bar in the capital. Sala 60 Broughton Street. 478 706‘). Tue-~Stin 1 lam 1 1pm. Free. The I.(iB ('entre‘s cafe is reopened for fresh food. Triangle l Montrose Terrace. Abbeyhill. 661 6443. Mon Sat 1 lam 1 1pm; Stiti 12.30pm lam. This bar continues its revamp with Thu becoming women's night and quiz. sportswear. drag and tranny nights in the pipeline.
CC Blooms 23-24 (ireenside Place. 556 ‘)33 1. 1().30pin~-3aiii (bar from 6pm). Free. High camp and disco classics.
Health and Support
Lesbian Line 557 ()751. Mon & Thu 7.30—10pm. Helpline.
LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing ‘) Howe Street. 523 1 100. New centre opened to promote lesbian. gay. bisexual and transgender health. The Htib Information ('entre will be open Mon -1—-8pm 8; Wed 3 7pm.
LGBT Police Link LOB ('entrc. 60 Broughton Street. Mon 6- 7pm. Weekly. (‘all 620 5138/62() 5140 if you want a chat with your cotiiiiiunity officer.
Lothian Gay and Lesbian Switchboard 556 404‘). 7.30 l()pm every day. Helpline.
LGBT Youth Scotland (‘ontaet 622 2266 (Ofﬁce) or 08-15 1 130 005 (Youthline). Social events for under-26s. Waverley Care Solas. 2/4 Abbeyiiiount. 661 ()‘)82. Free. Various services including Juice. a weekly social group for gay men affected by Hl\'/A1DS (Fri 2 --1pm).
Socral A.D. (‘ontact 556 404‘). For lesbians over 40. Meets monthly to plan social events. LGB Centre 60 Broughton Street. 478 706‘). (iay centre hosting the Woiiieii‘s (it'otlp Drop-In (Thu). (iay Dads Scotland (monthly ) as well as Bi-lidiiiburgh the social/support group for his and those t tiestioning their sexuality (monthly). ottish TV/TS Group The Phoenix (‘ellar liar. 46 Broughton Street. 557 0234. Monthly.
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