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Edinburgh Saturdays


T Time LUBT ('entre for Ilealth and Wellbeing. 0 Howe Street. Iidinburgh. 52.3 I I00. 12th Jtm. 2 8pm. Staged in partnership with I.(iBT Youth Scotland. T Time is art opportunity for all transgender people to come together.


Court Bar 60 Ilutcheson Street. 552 2463. 6.30 l0pm. Free. Popular traditional bar.

Delmonica’s 68 Virginia Street. 552 4803. 0pm. Free. DJs. quiz and karaoke. LGBT Centre I I Dixon Street. 22] 7203. I Iam- midnight. Free. (‘afe/bar. The Merchant Pride 20 (‘andleriggs 564 1285. 0pm. 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 I22]. l0pm lam. Free. Iintertainment froin Mon Thu and a lively bar at weekends.

Revolver 6a John Street. 553 2456. 8.30pm. Free. Popular bar.

Waterloo Waterloo Street. 220 580I. Noon midnight. Free. Well known gay bar.


Bennets 00 (ilassl‘ord Street. 552 57ol. I lpm 3.30am. £3 £6 (£2 £5). Iixcellent dance action Wed to Sun and a student night on Thu.

Cube 34 Queen Street. 226 8000.

I l.30pm- 3am. ('heesy chart gay nights on Mon (Passionality) and Tue (FI'N).

Polo Lounge 84 Wilson Street. 553 I22I. I0pm 3am. £5. Freslt. lush and (‘arry on Polo. Fri to Stilt.

Health and Support

Body Positive 3 Park Quadrant. 332 50l0. Support for those affected by HIV/AIDS.

Sandytord Initiative 2 6 Sandy lord Place. Sauchiehall Street. 2] l 6700. ('entre providing support. counselling and information for women also hosts a monthly lesbian health clinic (contact 2| I 8I30 for more details). a lesbian counselling service and one-off support (contact centre for infortnation or appointment) and the Steve Retson Project's twice weekly sexual health and counselling service for gay men (contact 2l l 8628 for appointment).

Glasgow Lesbian Line Po Box 686. (S3 7Tl.. 847 0547. Advice.

Glasgow Women’s Library I00 'I'rongate. 552 8345. Open Tue Fri I 6pm: Sat 2 5pm. Women's literature and the lesbian archive. also host to meetings of the I.IPS group for lesbians and bisexual women under 25 (fortnightly) and the new I.IPS group for women aged l8 or under


a bit of Taste, Liquid

Room, Edinburgh. Weekly, Sundays

share experiences and access info in a fttn and supportive environment. The first event of its type in Scotland. T Time will include coitimtmity groups. l.othian is Borders Police (personal safety I and liquality Network (campaigning for equal rights). .-\lso there will be styling adv ice from Ilide is Sleek and stall from John l.ew is

(2 6pm) while other parts of a packed

(contact Shona Bruce on 552 8345 for tnore details on meeting times). Reporting Homophobic Crime (‘ontact 847 0647. ()pen 7 l0pm daily. Phace Scotland 40 Bath Street. 332 3838. The tnain service in the west of Scotland for those allecled by HIV/AIDS. Strathclyde Gay and Lesbian Switchboard Po Box 38. (i2 ZQl-L. 847 0447. ()pen 7 l0pm daily. ('onlidential adv ice.

VividYouth S‘I‘t'(‘ (‘entre. 333 Woodlands Road. 248 I842. Meetings weekly on Tue 7 0.30pm for young people aged 15 25.


Clone Zone 45 Virginia Street. 553 2666. Mon Sat IIam 0pm: Sun

Noon 0pm. Clothing. videos. maga/ines and toy s.

Joys-4-Us l.(iI3T ('entre II Dixon Street. 22I 7203. Noon 8pm. New lesbian run shop stocking goodies galore.


LGBT Centre I l Dixon Street. 221 7203. Main gay centre hosting Beyond Harriers tcltallenging homophobia). Steve Retson gay men's sexual health advice (Thu 5.30 8.30me Holistic Healing (iroup (Mon 7.30 I0pm). Performance (it'ottp (Mon 7.30pm). ('ommunity Leadership workshops (Tue 7 0pm) and the monthly meetings ol' ()l.(i:\ (social group for older lesbians). Icebreakers (for those new to the scene). Bi-(ilasgow. (‘rosslynx (it'oup. (hit on Sunday informal l.(}l3T group. I.I(' lesbian social group. Speakeasy poet and writers.


Gay and Lesbian Badminton Group ('ontact 07085 62I 057. Thu. \Vc‘c‘kly.

Glasgow G06 Swimmers (‘ontaet 640 5806. 7.30 0pm. Tliti. Weekly. Informal session.

Gay Rambling Group (‘ontaet 050 lll8l. Monthly.

GOC Cycling Group ('ontact 640 5806. Monthly.



Bar Java 48 52 (‘onstitution Street. 553 2020. 8 lam. :\ relaxed and informal atmosphere is protiiised at this new venue iii the heart of I.eith. In addition to the bar providing meals all day there are hotel facilities and there will be a weekly Pink

schedule include ongoing complementary therapy sessions (2 6pm) and an art workshop t3- 6pm)


Polysuper-Mix Up Newtown Bar. 26b Dublin Street. 538 7775. l0pm»-2am. Free. Weekly. New night of cheezee disco pop and charty hits for boys and girls with DJs Polysuper Pete. Ali and guests.

Edinburgh Sundays


Taste The Liquid Room. 0c Victoria Street. 225 2564. I lpm 3am. £5 before I l.30pm; £8 (£6 members) after: £I0 non-members on guest DJ nights. Weekly. Tasty brew of house and garage. BootyLUSl-lous Medina Nightclub. l.othian Street. l0pm 3am. £3. Weekly. The Sunday social settles into its new venue and becomes a weekly affair featuring DJ Dale lush and residents Simnione Black and Pitnpster & (iee all playing a masterful blend of Rcfili. soul and funk and more.

Edinburgh Monday


Polysuper-Ghee: Mood ('lub. ()inni ('entre. (it'eenside. 07788 474 4 l4.

l0pm 3am. L'l before I I.30ani; £3 after

Night on Wednesdays and live music. Blue Moon Cafe l Barony Street. 557 00l l. Mon Fri l lam I 1.30me Sat-Sun 0pm l2.30am. Free. Iidinburgh's longest rttnning gay cafe.

Claremont Bar 133/135 liast ('laremont Street. 556 5662. Mon Sat

1 lam I lpm: Stm l2.30pm lam. l.ong time venue for Bear related groups and events the (‘laremont is moving the emphasis to being a ftill time leather bar specialising in anything from skirts and bears to slaves. fetish and rubber. taking in tmiform and denim on the way.

CC Blooms 23 24 (ireenside Place. 556 033 . l0.30pm 3am (bar from 6pm). Free. See (‘lubs and also ltosts Icebreakers (monthly ) for those new to the scene. Habana (ireenside Place. 558 I270. Noon lam. Free. DJs every Fri and Sat and qui/oke on Thu.

Flashback 0 Hope Street. 226 ()‘)()I. 4pm lam. (‘Iteesy disco and pop Mon to Stilt.

Frenchies Rose Street. 225 765].

lpm lam. Free. Popular.

The Laughing Duck 24 Howe Street. 220 2376. Mon Thu I lam lem; Fri & Sat Ilaitt lam: Sun ll.30am llpm. Stylish. comfy bar which also hosts monthly lunchtime meetings of Kills. the group for men who wear and admire kilts (contact 07800 80 l 702 for further information).

New Town Bar Dublin Street. 538 7775. Mon Thu Noon Ian): Fri—Sat Noon 2am: Sun l2.30pm lam. (iay cruise bar and underground club.

Planet Out (ireenside Place. 524 (Ill6l. Mon Fri 4pm lam: Sat Stilt 2pm- lam. Free. Regular fun events. pre-club. DJs including 'I'rendy Wendy (Mon). quizzes and bingo.

The Regent 2 Montrose Terrace. 66l 8l08. Sttn Thu llatn midnight; Fri Sat

I lam Iam. .-\lan Joy ‘s new ventttre sees him opening the newest gay bar in the capital.

Sala 60 Broughton Street. 478 7060. Tue Sun I lam l lpm. Free. The I.(il3 ('entre’s cafe is newly reopened for fresh food all day.

Triangle l Montrose 'I‘errace. Abbeyhill. 66l 6443. Mon Sat l lain llpm; Sun l2.30pm lain. Formerly known as the Stag and 'I‘urret this bar continues it's revamp with Thu becoming women's night and nail. sportswear. drag and tranny nights in the pipeline.


CC Blooms 23 24 (ireenside Place.

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(£2 with membership card or discount pass). Weekly. ‘Poor old Johnnie Ray. sounded sad upon the radio. moved a million hearts in mono.‘ If the return of this long-neglected anthem makes you want to get tip and get down on the dance floor. Polysuper-Cheer. is your nite and the Mood (‘lub your place. As art added bonus drink promotions rttn through the night. As do the attractive bar staff. DJ Polysuper Pete. Ali and guests do the business.

Edinburgh Tuesdays


The Hub at I.(}BT (‘entre for Ilealth 8.; Wellbeing. 0 Howe St. 523 1 I00.

4.30 7.30pm. Drop in for friendly access to lesbian. gay. bisexual or transgender info. contacts and services. An easy. friendly and welcoming environtnent is guaranteed. (coffee on tap?) This service is also provided on Wednesday and Thursday.

Bars and clubs

Vibe Iigo. Picardy Place. 478 7434.

l lpm 3am. £3 (£2 members). Weekly. James l.ongworth provides the sounds upstairs at this popular. sparkly. charty party while Nathan Scantlebury plays an R848 mix downstairs. The best of the Vibe acts including Beverley Rainford and the \"ibe Dancers.

556 0331. 10.30pm—3am (bar froin 6pm). Free. A bar and club with a playlist of high camp and disco classics.

Health and Support

Lesbian Line 557 0751. Mon & Thu 7.30 -l0pm. Helpline.

LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing 0 Howe Street. 523 1 I00. New centre opened to promote lesbian. gay. bisexual and transgender health. The Hub Information (‘entre will be open Mon 4»—8pm 8; Wed 3—7pm.

LGBT Police Link LGB Centre. 60 Broughton Street. Mon 6—7pm. Weekly. ('all 620 5 l 38/620 5 I40 if you want a chat with your community officer.

Lothian Gay and Lesbian Switchboard 556 4040. 7.30—10pm every day. Ilelpline.

LGBT Youth Scotland Contact 622 2266 (office) or 0845 l I30 005 (Youthline). Social events for I.(}BT under 26.

Waverley Care Solas. 2/4 Abbeymount. 661 0082. 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 only gay licensed sex shop recently opened in the spot formerly housing Out of the Blue.


A.D. Contact 556 4040. For lesbians over 40. Meets monthly to plan social events. (‘all for tnore details.

LGB Centre 60 Broughton Street. 478 7060. Important gay centre hosting the Women’s Group Drop-In (Thu). (iay Dads Scotland (monthly) as well as Bi- Iidinburgh the social/support group for bisexuals and those questioning their sexuality (monthly).

Scottish TV/T S Group The Phoenix (‘ellar Bar. 46 Broughton Street. 557 0234. Monthly.


Caledonian Thebans (‘ontaet 07074 843226 for information on training and matches. Scotland's first gay and gay friendly rugby clttb.

Gay Men’s Swimming Group (‘ontaet 226 4476. Mon 8pm. Weekly. GOC Cycling Group (‘ontaet 0870 32l 5804. Monthly.

Gay Outdoor Group (‘ontaet 556 8705. Monthly.

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