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Activities & Events FREE Lock Up Your Daughters Filmmaking Group Tue 20 May, 7–9pm. CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. A queer filmmaking group, where everyone is invited to gain hands- on experience in making films on a shoestring budget, discuss film scripts and watch a short or two. Ages 14+. FREE Prime Time Sun 25 May, 3pm. Gay Men’s Health, 30 Bell Street, 552 0112. A chance for gay and bisexual men over 40 to meet others in an informal setting. Arts Erin Bennett Tue 27 May, 7pm. £5. Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, 564 8100. Former frontwoman of the power trio Syren, Bennett plays tunes from her solo album Never Give Up the Fight, which was written in memory of her late wife, Jo.
Clubs Birdcage Fri 16 May, 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. Broadcast, 427 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7304. An alternative LGBT night playing house, electro and disco. TYCI Sat 17 May, 11pm–3am. Free before midnight (or if you write ‘TYCI’ on your knuckles); £2 after. Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, 574 6066. A club and live event from TYCI, a Glasgow collective run for women by women. Featuring RUBY and Manda Rin (Bis). Yes! Fri 6 Jun, 8pm–3am. Free before midnight; £5 after (students £3 all night). The Flying Duck, 142 Renfield Street, 564 1450. Launched by a group of friends who want a gay night that plays indie and guitar bands, the emphasis is firmly on music from classic artists and cutting edge acts.
Activities & Events FREE Dyke March Scotland Sat 17 May, 11am. Various venues, dykemarchscotland.wordpress.com A unifying march, open to any lesbian, bi-woman, transwoman or transperson with a non-binary identity who identifies as a dyke. Dyke March celebrates shared identities and sexualities. The march begins at Parliament Square. FREE Prime Time Sun 18 May, 2–4.30pm. Gay Men’s Health, 10 Union Street, 556 1309. Meet-up for gay or bisexual men over 40. FREE Me & T Monthly Sun 18 May & 25 May, 2–4pm. LGBT Centre for Health & Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street, 523 1100. A supportive space for people who have friends, family or partners who are transgender or exploring their gender. FREE Rubyfruits Sun 18 & 25 May, 1 & 8 Jun, 3pm. The Regent, 2 Montrose Terrace, 661 8198. Social evenings for lesbian and bisexual ladies, with regular meetings to plan activities, network and 78 THE LIST 15 May–12 Jun 2014
Centre for Health & Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street, 523 1100. Lindy Hop dance sessions. FREE Community Discussion: Being an LGBT Parent Wed 28 May, 6.30–9.30pm. LGBT Centre for Health & Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street, 523 1100. A look at the challenges faced by being an LGBT parent, where those who have experienced it can share their stories. FREE Edinburgh Gay Men’s Book Group Wed 28 May, 7–9pm. LGBT Centre for Health & Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street, 523 1100. A book club for gents with a lust for reading. FREE LGBT Singles Night Thu 29 May, 8–11pm. Victoria, 265 Leith Walk, 555 1638. A chance to get all starry-eyed and butterfly-stomached. G Spot Tue 3 Jun, 8.30pm. £5. The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. See comedy listings. FREE The Big LGBT Music Jam Sat 7 Jun, 1–4pm. LGBT Centre for Health & Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street, 523 1100. Music-making in a creative and supportive environment. FREE LGBT Swimming Sat 7 Jun, 2.15–4pm. Glenogle Swim Centre, Glenogle Road Stockbridge, 343 6376. A dedicated pool session just for the LGBT community. FREE Trans Women Sat 7 Jun, 7.30–9.30pm. LGBT Centre for Health & Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street, 523 1100. A monthly group meeting for MTF transgender people. FREE Just for Men Wed 11 Jun, 6.30–8.30pm. Woodland Creatures,
260–262 Leith Walk, 629 5509. One of Edinburgh’s newest LGBT-friendly pubs welcomes gay, bisexual and trans men to meet up as part of a new social group. Arts Loud and Proud Sat 17 May, 8pm. £10 (£7). Stockbridge Parish Church, 7b Saxe Coburg Street, 332 0122. Spring concert with special guests Common Voices, all the way from Cape Cod USA. Who’s Your Dandy? Sat 17 May, 9pm. £8.20 (£6; members £4.50–£6.70). Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, 228 2688. An evening of short films, poetry and music to celebrate International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. See preview, below.
Clubs Mingin’ Sat 24 May, 10pm–3am. £10. Studio 24, 24–26 Calton Road, 558 3758. The dark, sexy, dirty house and techno club returns for a Mingin’ revival. Dive! Sun 25 May, 9pm–3am. £7 (£5). Henry’s Cellar Bar, 8–16 Morrison Street, 629 4101. As the embers of Spring start to fade, Dive! leads you into the fiery depths of Hell with the usual devilishly-eclectic, anything-goes queer party – but with no school in the morning. Hot Mess Fri 30 May, 11pm–3am. £4 before 11.30pm; £6 after. The Annexe at the Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, Entrance via Cowgate, 225 2564. A heady mix of disco, hi-NRG, acid house, Italo and electro from the safe hands of DJ Simonotron (Club for Heroes/Devil Disco Club).
maybe even meet someone special. FREE LGBT Centre Drop-in Every Monday, 5.30–8pm. LGBT Centre for Health & Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street, 523 1100. Informal drop-in service to meet new people, get info and catch up on the latest goss. The Sonics: LGBT Basketball Group Every Tuesday, 7–8pm. £3. Leith Community Education Centre, New Kirkgate, email@example.com Weekly practice for beginners and regular players alike. FREE Bi & Beyond Wed 21 May & Wed 4 Jun, 7–9pm. LGBT Centre for Health & Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street, 523 1100. Space for bisexual (and beyond) people to get together for social activities. FREE Rubyfruits Every Wednesday, 8pm. Woodland Creatures, 260–262 Leith Walk, 629 5509. See above. LGBT Swing Dance Sessions Every Thursday, 6.30–8.30pm. £3. LGBT
FILM / MUSIC WHO’S YOUR DANDY? Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Sat 17 May
Who’s Your Dandy? promises to be a riot of LGBTQ music, poetry and short film. By coinciding with the Edinburgh Dyke March and the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, Sandra Alland has curated an event designed, she says, to represent the entire LGBTQ community. ‘It’s important to think about creating safer and welcoming spaces for people in our communities like people of colour, minority ethnic people, migrants, trans and / or genderqueer people,’ Alland says. ‘As with all the events I curate, the focus is on artists with intersectional identities. I think it’s imperative – and artistically engaging – to represent the variety of our communities onstage and up on screen.’ In keeping with the event’s inclusivity, the venue is wheelchair accessible and BSL-interpreted, with audio
description and subtitles available. ‘One of the important factors about this event for the queer and trans community is that it’s accessible,’ Alland explains. ‘There are so few events that disabled or deaf LGBTQ people can attend.’ The programme includes some intriguing short films. Looking for Jiro is a ‘queer musical mash-up’
examining the incarceration of Japanese Americans in World War II and featuring drag king performance, US propaganda footage and homoerotic bread-making. Plus, there’s an animated queer love story between two rabbits in The Girl Bunnies’ Big Tree; and mihee-nathalie lemoine explores race, gender and sexuality in bang bang. As well as film, you can also look forward to performances from writer Andra Simons and singer-songwriter Lake Montgomery (pictured), and a mix of poetry, music and live visuals from the They They Theys. (Kaite Welsh)